Tilley Awards open for applications

Date published: 14 January 2022 08:48
Dated: 14 January 2022 08:37:31

Police forces and partner agencies are once again being offered the opportunity to achieve national acclaim for their successful problem solving and crime prevention activities, as the Tilley Awards open for applications.

The awards, which are in their fourth year after being relaunched by the Problem Solving and Crime Prevention Programme, led by South Yorkshire Police, aim to celebrate and recognise police and partner projects that have achieved success in resolving community issues.

There are five categories in the awards, with forces and partners able to submit to any category that best suits their project:

  • Neighbourhoods
  • Police Now and Student Officers
  • Partners
  • Investigations
  • Business Support and Volunteers

The highest scoring project for each category will receive an award and will be invited to present their project to an acclaimed judging panel at the National Problem Solving Conference in October 2022. At the conference, the judging panel, and the conference attendees, will vote for an overall winner.

Chief Constable Lauren Poultney, South Yorkshire Police, commented on the awards, “I am delighted to once again open applications to the Tilley Awards.

“Undoubtedly, police forces and partner agencies have continued to face challenges over the last year as a result of the pandemic. However, submissions to last year’s award demonstrated that by utilising problem solving techniques we can really make a difference to improving community safety and reducing demand.

“I would encourage police forces and partner agencies across the country to submit an application to the Tilley Awards. Not only could you receive the recognition you so rightly deserve, but you will be contributing to the growing evidence and knowledge base that will help others address issues in their community.”

Guidance materials, application forms and a timeline for the Tilley Awards can be found at- https://knowledgehub.group/group/national-problem-solving-and-demand-reduction-programme The  deadline for applications is 9 May 2022.

Previous winners of the awards have been selected as finalists of the International Goldstein Awards, which is renowned across the globe for highlighting projects that have made a significant difference to communities, influencing and informing other problem oriented work in numerous locations. Copies of submissions to the previous year’s awards, including the winning projects, are available to view and download from the Problem Solving and Crime Prevention Knowledge Hub page here

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