Crime Prevention Manager

Job Family Community Policing
Job Sub Family Crime Reduction
Code COM-CRED-TL-Crime Prevention Manager V1.0

Role Purpose

To lead a team in driving the adoption of structured problem solving within the force, to deliver a quantifiable reduction in the threat, risk, harm and demands associated with crime, anti-social behaviour and other preventable demand.

Key Accountabilities

  • Champion the use of structured problem solving; building awareness of the benefits; developing the force’s capability to utilise problem solving tools through strategic and tactical tasking, communications and training; and providing expert advice and guidance to crime reduction plan owners.
  • Consult with the wider organisation and partners to clarify crime prevention priorities and to develop and agree problem solving plans, consistent with the National Policing Crime Prevention Strategy.
  • Lead the provision of problem solving tools and associated support services, managing their continuous improvement, to enable plan owners to develop and deliver crime prevention initiatives.
  • Coordinate the collection, analysis and reporting of key data as part of the evaluation of crime prevention interventions to enable quantification of the benefits delivered through crime prevention interventions, identifying lessons learned and sharing best practices across the organisation to enable continuous improvement.
  • Develop strong working relationships with external partners, to share best practice and to develop joint/ partnership initiatives.
  • Manage and report on the performance of the team, setting performance objectives, holding staff accountable for delivering these and taking appropriate corrective action where necessary.
  • Lead, motivate and develop the team to ensure that they are engaged with and capable of delivering their team and personal objectives.


All roles are expected to know, understand and act within the ethics and values of the Police Service.

The Competency and Values Framework (CVF) has six competencies that are clustered into three groups. Under each competency are three levels that show what behaviours will look like in practice.

It is suggested that this role should be operating or working towards the following levels of the CVF:

Resolute, compassionate and committed

Inclusive, enabling and visionary leadership

Intelligent, creative and informed policing

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Prior education and experience:

  • Expert practitioner in the application of problem solving tools.
  • Thorough understanding of the National Policing Crime Prevention Strategy and the Modern Crime Prevention Strategy.
  • Thorough understanding of the organisation’s operational priorities, risks and vulnerabilities.


  • Able to develop and implement a stakeholder relationship plan; to develop trust; to capitalise on strengths and enable contributions and to ensure that stakeholders’ needs and concerns are fully understood and responded to in an appropriate way.
  • Able to engage a variety of audiences through a range of media to inform and/or persuade.
  • Able to plan to short and medium-term cycles, to coordinate a range of activities appropriately within the function, to match these to available resources, and to identify and mitigate known risks to delivery.
  • Able to contribute to resource planning, to manage financial budgets and utilising commercial acumen to make risk-based decisions that deliver effective outcomes within the resources allocated.
  • Able to seek out and identify a range of information to identify patterns, trends and options, to solve multifaceted and complex problems.
  • Skilled in setting team and individual performance objectives, monitoring performance, assessing progress, identifying emerging risks, issues and opportunities, and taking corrective steps as required to ensure that the right results are achieved.
  • Able to develop and motivate a team and create strong engagement of individuals with their personal and team objectives and with Force values, behaviours and strategic priorities.
  • Able to identify exceptional situations that merit recognition and to take appropriate action.
  • Able to identify situations that require disciplinary action and to respond appropriately.



Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • Keep up to date with information and intelligence relevant to problem solving and preventive policing
  • Review current advice in circulation, in support of force crime prevention and community safety objectives.

Professional Registration/Licenses

Not applicable.

Links to other Profiles

  • Crime Prevention Tactical Advisor
  • Designing Out Crime Officer
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