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Crime Prevention (27_14)


How many police officers and/or police staff did your police service employ solely and full-time in the capacity of crime prevention practitioner during the following years: 2014; 2009; 2004.


(Various titles have been given to the post, including ‘Crime Prevention Officer’, Crime Reduction Officer’ Crime Prevention Design Adviser’, Architectural Liaison Officer).


The number of staff undertaking crime prevention work exclusively is difficult to determine as the job titles have changed over the years specified and are very generic.  The following data are the closest we hold to your request. They should not be interpreted as representing anything other than as described in this response.




List of staff employed solely as crime prevention practitioners
April 2014 data
Job title Headcount FTE
POLICE OFFICERS Crime & Vulnerability Officer 5 5.00
Crime Reduction Supervisor 1 1.00
Crime Prevention Design Advisor 10 10.00
POLICE STAFF Crime & Vulnerability Officer 5 4.88
April 2009 data
Job title Headcount FTE
POLICE OFFICERS Crime Reduction Officer 11 11.00
Crime Reduction Team – Crime Reduction Manager 1 1.00
Crime Reduction Team – Crime Reduction Supervisor 2 2.00
Crime Reduction Team – Detective Sergeant 1 1.00
POLICE STAFF Crime Reduction Officer 1 0.76
April 2004 data
Job title Headcount FTE
POLICE OFFICERS Crime Prevention 1 1.00
Crime Reduction Project Officer 1 1.00
POLICE STAFF Crime Reduction Officer 2 2.00
Crime Reduction Officer For Students 1 0.63

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.


The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.


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