I am employed by Warwickshire Police as a ‘Crime Prevention Design Advisor’; I carried out my time as a serving police officer but was re-employed, on retirement, in my current role due to my experience. I cover the whole of North Warwickshire. I have completed Home Office courses in crime prevention and designing out crime. I carry out crime prevention projects working very closely with the rural and business crime coordinators and local police officers. I support with Business Watch, working with 2 Police Volunteers and the Business Crime Advisor in the growth and development of the scheme. I also liaise with planning departments, architects and developers to design out crime development sites so they do not become crime hot spots such as those built in the late 70’s and early 80’s.
Martyn Stephens Project Manager
I am employed by Warwickshire County Council as part of their Community Safety and Substance Misuse Team and I am based in a multi-agency Harm Hub in Warwickshire Justice Centre in Nuneaton. I was a Detective Sergeant with Warwickshire Police completing 30 years’ service in 2010. I was the Crime Reduction Manager for the force and have Home Office qualifications in Crime Prevention and Designing out Crime as well as qualifications with the Jill Dando Institute UCL for Crime Prevention and Community Safety. Since 2010 I have worked for WCC using the skill and knowledge of crime reduction to deliver projects in the community to reduce crime and the fear of crime in partnership with other agencies. The Rural Crime project is the biggest project to date.