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Hotspots Policing

Virtual Learning Café

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This session focused on hotspots policing – a policing strategy that targets resources and activities to places where crime is most concentrated. There is a growing evidence-base which suggests that hotspots policing is likely to be effective at reducing violence. This is one of the reasons why in 2019 the Home Office announced that 18 police forces with the highest levels of serious violence would receive funding to deliver hotspots policing. The aim of this programme, called Grip, was to deter serious violence through visible patrol activity in hotspots whilst also adopting problem-oriented policing to address the root causes of violence.

Given the recent Government announcement that every police force in England and Wales will now receive funding to roll out hotspot policing to tackle both violence and anti-social behaviour, this session provides a great opportunity to learn about the findings from the Home Office’s recent evaluation of hotspot policing. We’ll also hear from the Grip Manager at Northumbria Police who will share lessons learned on how to implement hotspot policing effectively.

We will be joined by experts, including:

Nick Morgan – Lead Analyst for the Grip Programme at the Home Office

Nicola Musgrove – Hotspot Response Lead at Northumbria Police

Rob Braddock – Senior Research Officer at the College of Policing