This year, the Tilley Awards - comissioned by the Home Office - have shortlisted the an initiative run by a partnerhips of students' unions, universities, the police and other agencies in Leeds to reduce student victimisation. The project - Reduce Student Victimisation has reduced burglaries in university halls of residences for the sixth consecutive year and the proportion of insecure burglaries against students by 42 per cent.
Have your say and vote for your favourite project at www.homeoffice.gov.uk/tilley-awards . Voting closes on Monday 28 November. The top three entries received in this year’s competition and the winner of the public vote will be announced during the week commencing 12 December.
The Tilley Awards were set up in 1999 and are named after Professor Nick Tilley, who has carried out considerable work in the UK, often commissioned by the Home Office, to develop problem-oriented policing. The awards are funded by the Home Office to encourage and spread best practice in crime fighting approaches across England and Wales.
The 2011 competition invited applications from projects with specific focus on anti-social behaviour, violence against women and girls, acquisitive crime, drugs/alcohol related crime, criminal damage/arson, seasonal crime, community activism/community engagement, design out crime, projects led by non-police agencies and any other crime types. Over 100 applications have been received.
The full list of projects upon which you can vote on is provided below:
Surrey-based project addressing antisocial driving (antisocial behaviour)
Bristol's specialist rape team (violence against women and girls)
Safe bet alliance
Addressing armed robberies of bookmakers in London (acquisitive crime)
Reducing crime and disorder in the night-time economy
Southampton-based project focussing on town-centre violence (drug or alcohol-related crime)
One vision, one community, one spirit
Crime reduction and community trust building in Knowsley (community engagement)
Seasonal project tackling attacks on fire crews and antisocial behaviour (seasonal crime)
Improving the lives of residents
Range of projects to strengthen the West Leigh community (non-police agency)
Cowgate, a community at tipping point
Newcastle's Cowgate Estate project to restore community confidence (other crime types)
Knocking the Nockie
Tackling crime and antisocial behaviour in Noctorum, Wirral (antisocial behaviour)
Stopping the rot
Project to engage young people and deter them from offending in Swansea (antisocial behaviour)
Summer project to help young people suffering from domestic abuse (domestic violence)
Operation 'Safe as Houses'
Enfield-based operation to tackle high burglary offence rates (design out crime)
Cash in transit robberies
Innovative project to improve investigative methods (design out crime)
Luton SOS Bus
Town centre project focussing on improving community safety and tackling night time economy violence (non-police agencies)
Reducing student victimisation
Leeds-based project aimed at reducing high number of student house burglaries (non-police agencies)
Improving the safety of residents in Armthorpe, Doncaster (other crime types)