Crime prevention and reduction advisers

Please contact your local crime prevention and reduction adviser (CPRA) about any crime prevention concern that you may have.

CPRAs can offer you free advice on how to prevent and reduce crime. All crime prevention and reduction advice is given free without the intention of creating a contract. Thames Valley Police cannot take any legal responsibility for the advice given.

Crime prevention and reduction advisers (CPRAs)

Romy Freiburghaus (CPRA - West Berkshire/Reading/Wokingham/Bracknell)
Thematic lead  for Violence with injury & Night-time Economy.
Neighbourhood Policing and Partnerships.
Newbury Police Station, Mill Lane, RG14 5QU.
T: 01635 264799. M: 07974 975069.

Arson reduction adviser

Steve Baker
Force-wide remit working with Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire Fire and Rescue Services.
T: 01296 744676.

Crime Prevention Design Advisers (CPDAs)

The four Crime Prevention Design Advisers (CPDAs) form part of the wider Crime Prevention and Reduction Team which sits within the Neighbourhood Policing and Partnerships Department.

What is a Crime Prevention Design Adviser (CPDA)?

A Crime Prevention Design Adviser (CPDA) is a trained Crime Prevention and Reduction Adviser (CPRA) who has undertaken additional extensive training in Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) and they administer the ACPO security initiative Secured by Design (opens new window) (SbD) and the Safer Parking (opens new window) awards.

The ultimate aim of a CPDA is to design out opportunities for people to commit crime in the built environment, and create safe sustainable communities where people want to live, work and visit. This is achieved by working in partnership with local planning authorities, planners, architects, developers, including trainee architects and planners, neighbourhood teams, community safety teams, and other specialist colleagues. This work is carried out at various stages of the planning process, the earlier the better, and by our involvement we aim to create safer more sustainable communities.

The CPDA will often make contact with neighbourhood teams, Counter Terrorism Security Advisers (CTSA), anti-social behaviour officers, property services and CCTV operators in order to fully understand the policing issues facing areas where major developments are planned.

Crime prevention design advisers (CPDAs)

For crime prevention design advice, please call your local crime prevention design advisor (CPDA).

Brian Rodger (CPDA - Milton Keynes).
Neighbourhood Policing and Partnerships, c/o Development Management, Floor One, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ.
T: 01908 257991, M: 07800 703710.

Anne Chalmers (CPDA - Berkshire).
Neighbourhood Policing and Partnerships, Taplow Police Station, 124 Bath Road, Taplow, SL6 0NX.
T: 01753 835472, M: 07800 703324.

Gemma Whitehouse (CPDA – Bucks, except for Milton Keynes).
Neighbourhood Policing and Partnerships, Taplow Police Station, 124 Bath Road, Taplow, SL6 0NX.
T: 01753 835497, M: 07974419703.

Jayne Taylor (CPDA – Oxfordshire).
Neighbourhood Policing and Partnerships, Headquarters South, Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxon, OX5 2NX.
T: 01865 846471, M: 07970 145075.

CPDA and CPRA managers

Insp Angie Jones
Neighbourhood Policing& Partnerships, Thames Valley Police HQ, Oxford Road, Kidlington, OxonOX5 2NX.
T: 01865 846240, M: 07800 703493.

Sgt Bryan Percival

Neighbourhood Policing and Partnerships, Headquarters South, Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxon, OX5 2NX.
T: 01865 846149, M: 07973 358060.