The Organisation behind Licensing SAVI
Licensing SAVI has been developed by Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI) at the request of the Home Office.
The National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for Crime Prevention said “PCPI is a police owned organisation that works on behalf of the Police Service to deliver a wide range of crime prevention and demand reduction initiatives. It has rightly earned its place as an important part of the Police Service and police family. It maintains close working links with the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) National Leads and Committees”.
PCPI is a not-for-profit organisation which delivers significant crime reductions at no cost to the Police Service or the public purse. This financial freedom enables PCPI to be agile and to deliver difficult crime and demand reduction pieces within very short time periods. PCPI has recently provided such services to Government in several key areas and it is recognised as a trusted and worthy resource.
Chief Police Officers from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are Board Members and control and direct the work PCPI carries out on behalf of the Police Service.
Jean Irving, Business Manager, Licensing SAVI
Jean Irving is the Business Manager for PCPI’s Licensing Security & Vulnerability Initiative.
Prior to joining PCPI in October 2017, Jean was the Head of Licensing & Public Safety for Sussex Police.
Throughout her time at Sussex Police Jean led many high profile licensing initiatives across the force. Jean was responsible for developing and implementing Sussex Police’s licensing strategy and policies, authorising enforcement measures and interpreting the Licensing Act 2003 and related legislation.
As part of her role Jean was tasked with reducing alcohol related public place violent crime in Brighton. Following significant success with this, both in Brighton and across other force areas, in 2004, Jean was invited to join the National Policing Standards Unit, becoming one of the first members of the practitioners group working on the Tackling Violent Crime Programme.
Jean took an active part in each of the Police Service’s three National Alcohol Misuse Enforcement Campaigns between 2004 and 2006. Jean was then co-opted on to the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit in 2006, meeting the Prime Minister in Downing Street and working as part of a group visiting force areas and offering practical advice and solutions to stakeholders on tackling alcohol related violent crime.
Jean joined the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Licensing & Alcohol Harm Working Group when it was formed, taking up the post of joint chair of the Licensing Sub-Group.
In April 2014 Jean received a rarely awarded Commendation from the ACPO President acknowledging her national licensing work.
Jean represented the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) on the National Licensing Forum & the National Pub Watch Board and has taken part in many Home Office led licensing focused study and feedback sessions.
Jean and her colleagues on the Police Chief’s Licensing group developed and facilitated the annual NPCC Licensing Practitioners’ Conference, which is now in its seventh year and an established forum to highlight and share good practice amongst police licensing officers.
In May 2018 the National Police Chiefs’ Council Licensing Group recognised the dedication and service of Jean to Licensing at its annual Licensing and Alcohol Harm Practitioners’ Conference.
Upon leaving Sussex Police, Jean was approached by PCPI with a view to designing and introducing an online assessment which had been requested by the Home Office to help the owners of licensed premises provide a safe and secure environment for their managers, staff, customers and local communities. Out of Jean’s ensuing work Licensing SAVI came to fruition.