Shield pilot

Reference code: 
DMPCD 2014 142
Date signed: 
04 December 2014
Authorisation name: 
Stephen Greenhalgh (past staff), Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

Executive summary

In June 2014, the Deputy Mayor for Policing And Crime (DMPC) and the Metropolitan Police
Service (MPS) Commissioner agreed to pilot the Group Violence Intervention (GVI) model in
London. The GVI pilot will be known as Shield amongst key partners and stakeholders.
The purpose of the Shield Pilot is to reduce significant harm caused to our communities by a minority of individuals that are actively part of gang culture in London. In broader terms this work will contribute to reducing the levels of violence with injury in the capital. A continued commitment to targeted enforcement work forms a core part of the London Gangs Strategy.
The GVI model works by focusing enforcement and interventions activity collectively on whole gangs as opposed to targeted enforcement and prevention work on individuals in a more piecemeal fashion.
This decision report recommends that the DMPC agrees funding to deliver a GVI pilot in London in 2014/15.


The DMPC is asked to:
• Approve investment of £200,537 to support the overall delivery of the Shield Pilot and;
• Approve that within this overall funding envelope, the award of a contract (by Single Tender Action) can be made to Dr Professor Kennedy from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice to provide consultancy support and advice throughout the pilot to a maximum value of £50,000.

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

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