Crime Prevention Course

Updated 1 January 2015


OBJECTIVES

The Crime Prevention Proficiency Badge Scheme was devised to promote crime prevention awareness among students. Through structured activities and experiential learning, the scheme aims not only to pique students’ curiosity in crime prevention, but instill a knowledge of crime prevention skills that not only minimizes the risk of they becoming victims of crime, but allow them to act as ambassadors of crime prevention to their peers, thus spreading the word of crime prevention.

 
COURSE REGISTRATION (New from 2015)

With effect from 2015, there is no need to register for the course.  Schools who intend to organise this course for the cadets can download the necessary materials from this page and conduct the course from there.  Teachers and Officers are to ensure that they complete the submission form after the course and assessment is conducted, before submitting an application for this proficiency badge.

The teachers and officers can contact the Course Coordinator for advice or additional material to conduct the course and assessment.


CONDUCT OF COURSE AND ASSESSMENT (new from 12 August 2014)

With effect from 12 August 2014, there is no requirement for officers / teacher-in-charge to be trained in order to conduct the course.  Officers / Teachers-in-Charge who are keen to conduct the course for the students can read up the teaching materials available before conducting the lesson and assessment.

Schools are to conduct the course organised by the National Crime Prevention Council. The materials provided by NCPC are up-to-date and they are the centralised institution for the Crime Prevention Course.

To download and view the briefing slides for teachers and officers, click HERE.
 

PAYMENT OF COURSE FEES (new from 1 January 2014)

With effect from 1 January 2014, there is no need to pay the course fees.

Hence, cadets upon completion of the course, will have to purchase the Cadet Proficiency Badge ($1.50) from St John HQ.


CONDUCTING THE COURSE  (new from 12 August 2014)

The following materials are available for download for both officers / teachers-in-charge and students:

Materials for Officers / Teachers-in-Charge
- List of Neighbourhood Police Centres (for learning journey)
- Crime Prevention Submission Form (to be attached as documentary proof in CPB application)

Materials for Students (to be downloaded)
- Crime Prevention Proficiency Badge Handbook (for students - Compulsory)
- Crime Prevention Course Score Card (to be downloaded and print for reference / signatures)
 
*For the score card, please print double-side in order to produce the booklet format.


CONDUCTING THEORY TEST (new from 12 August 2014)

After conducting the lessons, officers / teachers can begin to administer the theory test, through the online test portal provided by the National Crime Prevention Council.

The teacher/officer conducting the theory assessment is to email the Course Coordinator to obtain the URL for the online test.

At the end of the test, please inform the student to record the score in the score card.  The officer / Teacher-in-Charge administering the test will sign on the score card after verifying the test score.
 
 
NHQ trusts the professionalism of the teachers and officers conducting the test with confidentiality and integrity. Schools are also to take note that the test papers are classified RESTRICTED within the SJAB CCA units only.


VISITING THE CRIME PREVENTION EXHIBITION CENTRES

It is compulsory for all participants to visit the Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC) as part of the course. Schools are to contact the NPCs directly for arrangement to visit the NPC.



PRACTICAL ASSIGNMENT (New from 12 August 2014)

Students are required to complete a practical assignment.  Officers / Teachers-in-Charge conducting the course can decide the mode of assessment.  The mode of assessment can be any of the following:

- Skit Performance (maximum group of 5 members)
- Poster Design (preferably individual work)
- Video Production (maximum group of 5 members)
- Show and Tell (individual / maximum group of 3 members)

Please brief the participants the requirement of the project and ensure that projects are to be completed maximum within 3 months after completing the theory assessment. There is no standard rubric to assess the projects, but teachers are encouraged to use the rubrics used in schools under Project Work to assess these projects.
 
The total score for the practical assignment will be 35 marks, and the criteria for the practical assignment will consist of the following:
- Creativity (10 marks)
- Content (25 marks)


Resources for Students (in Practical Assignment)

Students can refer to the following URLs within the NCPC website to help them in their practical assignments:

More information can also be found at the National Crime Prevention Council website.


DISSEMINATION OF CRIME PREVENTION TIPS (New from 12 August 2014)

Students are also require to disseminate at least 3 crime prevention measures with their parents or guardian, or any adult family member / relative.  The adult receiving the information must be aged 21 years and above.

At the end of the sharing, the name of the parent / guardian / adult family member will record his/her name in the student's score care and sign accordingly.


COURSE RESULTS (New from 12 August 2014)

To pass the course, the student must attain the following:
- Passed the Online Test (25 marks or above)
- Passed Crime Prevention Practical Assignment (18 marks or above)
- Attended Learning Journey to the NPC
- Completed Dissemination of Crime Prevention Tips


POST-COURSE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

Upon completion of the course, schools need to complete the following to apply for the proficiency badges:


1.
Submit online application via the St John Portal (CPB Module)
2. Submit the CPB-CRP Form
3. Documentary proof (letter / email correspondence) of your visit to the NPC

Upon receipt of the detailed results, Zone CPB officer will recommend the application via the CPB Management System. Zone CPB Officers are to retain the detailed results until the applications are approved.


AWARD OF CERTIFICATE & BADGES

The Zone CPB Officers will process the applications once all the necessary forms and applications are completed.


QUESTIONS

Please direct your questions with regards to the Crime Prevention Course to your respective Zone CPB officers.