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PaS Effective Collaboration is a working practice whereby Police & Private Security Industry work together to a common purpose, to realise their shared goals and to achieve business benefit.

1. The Challenge

a. Is there a shared understanding between Police and Security of the problem?

b. Who are the potential victims and what are the priorities for them?

c. What is desired outcome of this exercise?

2. The Partnership

a. What is the basic architecture of the relationship? Does it require a formalised construct?

b. Who are the local stakeholders concerned with this issue and how will you communicate with them?

c. Is a formal information sharing agreement required or is this more informal?


3. The Plan

a. Are appropriate resources and sponsorship required and available?

b. What are the best joint methods and tactics?

c. How will you measure and communicate success?

4. Ownership & Leadership

a. Have you defined a project leader(s) in terms of governance and operational delivery on both the police and security side?

b. Have you got a project support structure?

c. Do you have the backing of your senior leadership?

5. Community Engagement

a. Does the wider community and do the key stakeholders share the objectives?

b. How will you engage with the wider community?

c. How will you communicate with the wider community?

6. The Implementation

a. Do you have a clear, agreed action plan and is it documented and shared?

b. Have you clearly defined roles and responsibilities?

c. What are your defined milestones and are there associated deadlines?

7. The Review Cycle

a. Plan: is the challenge still relevant?

b. Do: if yes, are you meeting your milestones and objectives?

c. Review:  if no, does the plan need to change?

8. Promoting Achievements

a. Have you achieved your agreed objectives and has the collaboration had a positive impact?

b. Who needs to know about what you have achieved?

c. What is the best means of communicating your success?

9. Knowing When to Stop

a. Have you met your criteria for success?

b. Has the crime been displaced elsewhere or have new risks arisen?

c. Do you have a consensus amongst stakeholders to stop the initiative or are you happy to continue?

10. The Legacy

a. How will you maintain local contacts to adapt to new challenges?

b. What best practice or learning can you share from the initiative?

c. How do you sustain the positive outcome?