Center for Problem-Oriented Policing

Tilley Award Projects

The Tilley Award was set up by the U.K. Home Office Policing and Reducing Crime Unit (now the Crime and Policing Group) in 1999 to encourage and recognize good practice in implementing problem–oriented policing (POP). The Award, funded by the Home Office, pays for winners to attend the Annual International Problem–Oriented Policing Conference in San Diego: this usually provides the opportunity for winners to present their project at the conference. The prizes are presented at the annual UK National Problem Oriented Policing Conference. The Award is open to all UK police forces.

There are three categories of entry

  1. Organizational support in police forces Projects in this category describe work to support front–line problem oriented policing, for example, by freeing up resources, which result in increased problem solving activity, or by demonstrating improvements to problem solving working practice.
  2. Crime and disorder reduction Projects describe work undertaken to reduce specific crime and disorder problems. They can cover the full range of problems encountered.
  3. Partnership projects Beginning in 2003, this is a special award to recognize the increasing role that Crime and Disorder Partnerships have in reducing crime and disorder. Entries in this category must show how the project fits into the local crime and disorder reduction strategy and the role and contribution made by each partner. The projects may be concerned with improving partnership performance through a demonstration of improved delivery of POP or may describe work to reduce a specific crime and disorder problem through the use of a multi agency problem oriented approach. One overall winner is identified in each category, with no runners up.

You can search the Tilley Award Documents in four ways: