The Police Crime Prevention Unit was set up on 11th of
September 1989. It operates under the aegis of Central Criminal Investigation
Division (CCID) under the supervision of Assistant Commissioner of Police
VISION OF CPU
To adopt the best Crime Prevention strategies geared towards
a sensible reduction of opportunity Crime Occurrences to tackle major crime. In
so doing our vision is to ensure a crime free society for future generations.
The Unit’s mission is geared towards a national sensitization
campaign on Crime Prevention issues and promoting a sense of awareness among
the population round the island and within its territories.
Main Objectives of the Unit:
1. To secure
the community’s support in the fight against crime.
2. To instill
in the younger generation the core concepts of good citizenship and law abiding
principles. (School Sensitization campaigns).
3. To enhance
public and Police relationship. (Community Policing).
4. To remove
the fear of crime within the community. (Preventive Counseling/ Proactive
establish Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in crime prone areas. (Crime Analysis/
6. To visit
and reassure victims of crime. (Victim Support and Advice).
DUTIES OF THE CPU:
Crime Prevention Awareness Campaigns.
Field Counselling and Advice.
Victim Support and Advice Programme.
Setting up of Neighbourhood Watch Scheme
STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS OF THE
MPF 2015 - 2018
IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE
||ENHANCING SERVICE DELIVERY|
||INCREASING SPEED OF INTERVENTION|
||HORNING INVESTIGATION TECHNIQUES & DETECTION SKILLS|
||COMBATING TRAFFICKING & USE OF ILLEGAL DRUGS|
|Increase Public Confidence in the Police|
|Higher Willngness of Victims to report Crime|
|Lower Complaint Rates|
|Improved Service Delivery|
|Effective Investigation and Prosecution of Crime|
DEFINITION OF CRIME
Any unlawful or antisocial act or acts which give rise to public
anxiety and which interfere with the quality of life of citizens"
OF CRIME PREVENTION
recognition and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of action to
remove or to reduce it."
For a crime to occur, it needs
three factors to be present at the same time, TARGET/VICTIM - CRIMINAL -
OPPORTUNITY/SITUATION. Remove or change one and the whole equation is altered.
Reduction of OPPORTUNITY factors can significantly decrease the rate of crime.
ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT BY
The Unit organizes/conducts Crime Prevention workshops/forums
for the Community through different tailor made programmes for specific
categories as follows:
Sensitization Campaign (Primary/Secondary
Education Course (Employees)
up of Neighbourhood Watch Schemes
Mixed Audience Sensitization Programme (SWC
& Community Centres)
Programme ( Pre Release Programme for
Support and Advice Programme
Counselling Programme (Salesmen/Business
Customers (Police Officers and Trainee
Policing (TV ,Radio and Interview to
and Safety Week Cum Exhibition
Audit and Survey
of Crime Prevention Literatures (Booklets/Leaflets)
OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE CHARTER
- We will provide our customer with a timely, effective
and efficient service.
- We will answer all telephone calls, mails promptly and
in a courtesy manner.
- We will listen to the suggestions and complaints of
our customers and as far as possible, bring improvement in our service.
- We will carry out customer satisfaction survey yearly
and use the information for improving our service whenever possible.
- We will publicise our service and ensure that all
changes are adequately communicated to our customer.
IMPLEMENTATION OF MS ISO 9001:2015
With the dedication of all CPU personnel,
this Unit was ISO Certified (MS 1SO 9001:2008) on 11.11.2014 which is valid up
to November 2017.
The Unit is now
striving to be certified for the new MS ISO 9001 2015 and preparation is
QUALITY POLICY STATEMENT OF CPU
Top Management has
established, implemented and maintained a Quality Policy that is in line with
- The purpose of our
organisation is to promote a sense of crime prevention awareness among the
population as per our service charter.
- Our Quality Policy is
used to set quality objectives in order to provide a high quality service to
our customer and meet the requirements of our mission.
Periodic review of our Quality Policy is
carried out taking into consideration:
the result of management review;
changes in quality requirements; and
changes to product/service specifications.
- The Top Management ensures that our Quality Policy
satisfies all the applicable requirements including stationery, legal and
- The Top
Management is committed to continually improve the QMS of the unit.
- The Top Management ensures
that it is communicated and understood within the organization and the relevant
interested parties and reviewed at prescribed intervals to ensure its