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Community Safety Partnerships

Our Community Safety Partnerships were established to work to improve the quality of life and keep our residents, visitors and employees safe.

The 1998 Crime and Disorder Act gave birth to Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) by giving local authorities and the police new responsibilities to work in partnership with other organisations and the community to draw up strategies to reduce crime and disorder.

Designed to tackle crime and disorder at a local level the Act recognises that the people who live and work in the area are best placed to identify and address the problems facing them.

Key to the strength of the CSPs is the responsible authorities, those agencies who must co-operate as part of the partnerships. In our region these are:

Each partnership develops an action plan based on a county-wide strategic assessment. Our role is to put measurable actions in place to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the local community. In our region the common priorities are:

For more information contact our Community Safety Partnerships team.