The Early Intervention Academy for Police Leaders

EIF are running an Early Intervention Academy to progress the role of the police in early intervention supported by the Home Office and the College of Policing.

Since September 2015 we have been working with 24 future police leaders from forces across England and Wales who are all committed to putting early intervention at the centre of their work. EIF have delivered a series of expert-led masterclasses and learning sessions which draw on the latest evidence and innovation. Delegates have used the Academy to develop practical plans that they will take back to their chief officers and implement in their forces and with their partners.

The academy has been led by Donna Molloy, Director of Dissemination and Amanda Webster, an EIF Associate.

Donna Molloy said “Rather than 43 forces working it out for themselves the EIF Academy provides a great opportunity for those at the cutting edge of this important agenda in the world of policing to learn from and inspire each other. The Early Intervention Academy for Police Leaders clearly chimes with the mood of many forces who recognise early intervention and integrated working with partners is the only way to respond to reduce demand in the longer term. We look forward to continuing to support our academy delegates as they take forward some of the ambitious plans they have developed.”

Amanda Webster said “I think that the pioneering work that EIF has led in developing and delivering the Early Intervention Academy for Police Leaders has advanced the cause of early intervention by many years.  EIF has worked hard for the delegates and has earned their buy-in and respect. It is apparent that this work is already changing the thinking and approach of the Police and will reap material benefits for our communities as it evolves.”

Views from our Police Leaders

 “This academy, over a few short sessions, has managed to galvanise a disparate group in a way that I have never experienced in 25 years of policing, despite numerous investments in my training and development. Masterclasses delivered by some of the best informed people nationally have energised and motivated the group to fundamentally change local approaches.” Dave Houchin, Superintendent, Humberside 

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Perspectives on Early Intervention in Policing from our Academy Delegates and Colleagues