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 advisors
Berkshire East / Windsor / Maidenhead / Ascot / Slough
West Berkshire / Reading / Wokingham / Bracknell
Wycombe / South Bucks / Chiltern
Milton Keynes and Aylesbury Vale
Arson reduction adviser
Force-wide remit working with Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire Fire and Rescue Services
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 advisors (CPDAs)
For crime prevention design advice, please telephone your local crime prevention design advisor (CPDA).
01908 257 991
Windsor and Maidenhead