What?

As part of the city's crime prevention work, an operational meeting is held every week with participants from the municipality's various administrations as well as external actors such as the police, security companies and real estate companies. We have chosen to call the meeting EST Weekly Meeting. The method and form of meeting follow a working method that was initially initiated by the Crime Prevention Council (Brå) and Örebro University, but which has since been further developed by municipalities around the country. EST stands for Effective Coordination for Security and is a systematic approach based on all crime prevention work being knowledge-based. The systematic work means that you have fixed routines around meeting times, participants, reporting, agenda and follow-up. With the step to the digital tool on which the weekly report is now based, we have further developed the systematic way of working further and thought new!

Why?

The purpose of our EST Weekly Meetings is that, based on the information reported in the digital weekly report, we create a current situation picture of the challenges regarding crime and disturbances the city currently has that are considered to have a bearing on / against security in the so-called public the room. The continuity of the reporting means that we get a common problem picture of the city's most prominent problems and where these take place. At the meetings, a prioritization order is decided over which focus areas are to apply for next week and which specific places (hot-spots) our respective activities should focus on. In addition to this coordination, the purpose is also that this digital weekly report can form a basis for decisions on which administrations and companies can independently base their security work.

How?

The digital weekly report as a tool has been developed together with IT / GIS, SBF and consists of three steps. A reporting part, a review step and a compilation part of reported events. IN reporting section fills in the reporter in a form regarding the current event, day, time and place. The event categories to choose from are currently fourteen in number and include, among other things, gathering place, vandalism and drugs. The scrutiny step means that what is reported passes an employee of the unit for safety and security who is responsible for a quality control of the reported events, then the events are visible in the compilation part. It is in the compilation part that we find the great value. Here it is possible to filter by reported organization, event category, day, time and / or place, and these in combination. Here is visualization in the form of bars, diagrams and map image. As the number of reported events increases over time, we can see and capture trends, tendencies and the material can be used for causal analysis in order to work towards identified problems.

In order to be able to report into the system and / or take part in the compilation, a login is provided by SLF, the unit for safety and security, through SBF IT / GIS.

Impact target

More efficient security work, both operationally and strategically

Contact

Name: Emma Stedt
E-mail: emma.stedt@helsingborg.se