Problem Solving and Crime Prevention Programme

Date published: 01 February 2023 07:12

About the programme

South Yorkshire Police continues to deliver the Problem Solving Programme at a national level, to build on its work to reduce demand by embedding a structured problem solving ethos and capability.

Our programme, which is now referred to as the Problem Solving and Crime Prevention programme, aims to achieve eleven key deliverables to assist in reducing demand and preventing crime.

To find out more about what the Problem Solving and Demand Reduction Programme (2017-2020) delivered, view the Programme’s ‘So What’ booklet below.

All materials produced throughout the lifetime of the Programme are also available to view on the Programme’s Knowledge Hub, here.

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:

Problem Solving and Demand Reduction 'So What' booklet

How we use your data

South Yorkshire Police continues to deliver the Problem Solving and Demand Reduction Programme, post the date to which it was originally funded. All data previously processed by the programme, now called the Problem Solving and Crime Prevention Programme, will therefore continue to be held and used in accordance with the programme’s Privacy Notice. If you wish for your data to no longer be retained by the programme, please contact problem_solving_project@southyorks.pnn.police.uk

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 programme facilitates the National Problem Solving Conference annually.

Information on this year's conference will be shared in due course and post-event information from previous years' conferences, along with podcasts of the workshops and the PowerPoint slides used by keynote speakers, can be found on our Knowledge Hub.

The Tilley Awards

Applications to the 2023 Tilley Awards are now open.

This year the awards have changed structure and instead of the five categories used previously, we are instead inviting applicants to submit projects on any subject matter area that demonstrates the use of the SARA problem solving methodology.

We will still identify the top five projects, each of which will become a winning finalist, and they will be invited to present their projects to our expert judging panel at the Problem Solving Conference where the winner will be determined.

For application forms and guidance materials, please visit the Problem Solving and Crime Prevention conference website here. 

Applications close on 8 May 2023.

All of the applications to previous years' Tilley Awards are available to view and download from our Knowledge Hub page.

Media

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