The Problem Solving and Demand Reduction Programme has today announced the five category winners of the 2019/20 Tilley Awards, which recognise the best problem solving initiatives taking place across the country.
The awards attracted 132 entries from police forces and partner agencies across the UK. The five category winning projects, are as follows:
Business support and volunteers- Lancashire Constabulary, A volunteer led response to preventing and reducing online child victimisation and offending
Neighbourhoods- Durham Constabulary, Operation Endurance
Police Now and Student Officers- South Yorkshire Police, Minimising Demand on Police from Missing Mental Health Patients at Kendray Hospital
Investigations- Cheshire Police, Operation Waterside
Partners- West Mercia Police, We Don’t Buy Crime
The winners were awarded the highest scores in each category for their demonstrated use of scanning, analysis, response and assessment methodology to identify and introduce problem-oriented initiatives to address and create long-term solutions to issues faced by the police, partners and the community.
Sponsor of the Problem Solving and Demand Reduction Programme, ACC Lauren Poultney, commented on the success of the finalists: “I would like to congratulate all of the category winners of this year’s Tilley Awards. This is a great achievement, and can lead to global recognition as demonstrated by applicants to last years’ awards.
“We had nearly double the applications to the awards than last year, which is fantastic and indicates a rise in the implementation of the discipline across the UK.
“We know that competition will be stiff this year, and I’d like to wish all five category winners the best of luck with their presentations at the National Problem Solving Conference in March.”
The five category winners will present their projects to a judging panel at the National Problem Solving Conference in March 2019. The judging panel, and the conference attendees, will vote for an overall winner of the Tilley Award 2019/20, which will be announced following the presentations.
The Problem Solving and Demand Reduction Programme relaunched the Tilley Awards last year as a part of the programme’s work to transform ways of working across the police and partners at a local, regional and national level, by embedding problem solving as a core discipline.
To keep updated on the Tilley Awards and the activity of the Problem Solving and Demand Reduction Programme, visit our website- https://www.southyorkshire.police.uk/find-out/problem-solving-and-demand-reduction-programme/ and follow us on Twitter- @PSDRprogramme
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