Problem Solving and Demand Reduction Programme

Date published: 13 November 2018 14:47

About the programme

In 2017, South Yorkshire Police was awarded £6.35 million of funding from the Home Office to deliver a national problem solving and demand reduction partnership working initiative over three years.

The programme of work will help to transform ways of working across the police at a local, regional and national level, by embedding problem solving as a core discipline.

To do this, we are currently running numerous work streams, including:

  • A peer support network, which offers police forces across the UK guidance and support in implementing the problem solving discipline
  • The pilot of an IT system for use by South Yorkshire Police, Humberside Police and local authority partners, to enable the sharing of information regarding victim, offenders and locations for the first time
  • The creation of a national knowledge hub to share best practice regarding problem solving and demand reduction amongst police forces
  • A learning and development work stream, to influence the training requirements of police officers and staff in regards to problem solving
  • A demand reduction work stream, that aims to give a better understanding of demand nationally and collaborate on projects to reduce, transfer and minimise demand on services, including police and partners
  • Supporting South Yorkshire Police in being a pilot force in embedding the new Neighbourhood Policing guidelines, created by the College of Policing
  • The re-introduction of The Tilley Awards, which celebrate problem orientated projects that have achieved measurable success in resolving issues faced by the police, partners and/or the community

For more information on the programme, get in touch using the details below.

Get in touch

You can contact the Problem Solving and Demand Reduction Programme team by:

CPD engagement week- webchat

As a part of the College of Policing’s annual CPD engagement week, the Problem Solving and Demand Reduction Programme are hosting a live webchat with problem solving and peer support subject matter experts Sylvia Chenery and Chief Inspector Colin McGillivray.

The webchat will create an opportunity for officers and staff to ask questions about problem solving, peer support, crime prevention theories and models, best practice approaches and implementation methods. The webchat will take place between 2-3pm on Thursday 15 November.

Questions can be submitted beforehand and a full replay will be available once the webchat has concluded.

If you would like to submit a question please contact the programme team on Problem_Solving_Project@southyorks.pnn.police.uk

To join the webchat once it goes live please click on the link under the 'Live Now' section on the CoveritLive portal below.

Our vision

“Creating opportunities to reduce demand for police and partners by embedding a structured problem solving ethos and capability”

National Problem Solving Conference

The bookings for the National Problem Solving Conference are officially open!

The three-day national conference will take place between 27-29 March 2019, to explore problem solving and demand reduction initiatives across the police force, and its partners. Conferences highlights include:

  • The re-introduction of the Tilley Awards
  • Inspirational and motivational key speakers and workshops held by police forces, our partners and the private sector
  • The opportunity to share ideas and experiences with like-minded problem solving professionals

If you would be interested in sponsoring this conference, or would like to request a booking form, please email problem_solving_conference@southyorks.pnn.police.uk

The Tilley Awards

The Tilley Awards, which have been re-launched as part of our programme, have now opened for applications.

The national awards recognise and celebrate multi-agency problem-orientated projects that have achieved success in resolving issues faced by the police, partners and/or the community.

Guidance materials and application forms for the Tilley Awards are available on the links below:

- Guidance for applicants

- Application form

Media

You can view a copy of our external announcements, here: