What is National Crimebeat?
It is the youth crime prevention charity of the High Sheriffs’ Association in England and Wales. The purpose of National Crimebeat is to provide High Sheriffs with a prestigious annual awards ceremony, worthy of the dignity of the ancient Royal office, to be held in London in the March of their year. These awards exist to give recognition to the most innovative and successful crime prevention projects carried out by young people. They encompass the whole of England and Wales, not individual counties, and projects can be submitted from any organisation whatever their name – THEY DO NOT HAVE TO COME WITHIN THE AMBIT OF A COUNTY CRIMEBEAT.
The awards are held at a London Hotel. Each winner will receive a certificate and a lapel badge and the organisation they represent will receive a certificate and cheque. After the ceremony and lunch all the finalists will be given a tour of London on an open top ‘BIG BUS’ and a trip on the ‘LONDON EYE’.
Following changes, National Crimebeat no longer has a national co-ordinator for local Crimebeats or keep a data base of Crimebeats or their projects.
The Trustees, who do not receive any form of remuneration, secure sponsorship for and organise the annual ceremony.