Problem Solving and Crime Prevention Programme

Date published: 20 May 2020 10:44

About the programme

South Yorkshire Police has secured further funding from the Home Office to continue the Problem Solving Programme for another year, post March 2020, to build on its work to reduce demand by embedding a structured problem solving ethos and capability nationally.

Our programme, which will now be 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 delivered, view the Programme’s ‘So What’ booklet below.

All materials produced throughout the lifetime of the Programme (2017-2020) 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.

The programme's Privacy Notice can also be found here.

Get in touch

You can contact the Problem Solving and Demand Reduction Programme team by:

Problem Solving and Demand Reduction 'So What' booklet

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.

Post-event information from last year's conference can be found here. Podcasts of the workshops and the PowerPoint slides used by keynote speakers can be found on our Knowledge Hub.

Bookings are now being taken for the 2020 National Problem Solving Conference at

The Tilley Awards

The 2019/20 Tilley Awards closed earlier this year and the overall winner was Cheshire Police with Operation Waterside.

The five category winning finalists were:

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

Copies of submissions to last year's awards can be found on the programme's Knowledge Hub page.


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