Who is responsible for our safety?
The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and amendments to the act, brings together organisations to form Community Safety Partnerships. The Act imposes a statutory duty on local authorities and the police to work closely together to:
- Reduce crime
- Reduce anti-social behaviour
- Reduce the fear of crime
Our priorities are identified through the annual partnership Strategic Assessment which contains analysis of the levels and patterns of crime and disorder and substance misuse for a year.
The statutory requirement for the annual Community Safety Agreement is delivered as a countywide plan.
Each district is also required, under the Crime and Disorder Act, to produce a 3 Year Partnership Plan which is refreshed annually.
How you can help
It is widely recognised that tackling community safety issues requires organisations to work together with the community to raise the issues, identify solutions and put those solutions into action.
There are many ways you can help to reduce crime and disorder in your area. These range from simple steps you can take to more long term commitments including:
- Signing up for community messaging
- Joining your local Neighbourhood Watch scheme
- Volunteering for a local community safety project - to volunteer or for more information call 01296 387077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Reporting anti social behaviour in your area:
Police and Crime Commissioner
The office of the Police and Crime Commissioner publishes a Police and Crime Plan for Thames Valley.