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Community Safety Partnerships

The OPCC works with many organisations to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour in the area to develop community safety partnerships. Read about that work here.The statutory partnership is known as community safety partnerships (CSPs).

Responsible authorities have a statutory duty to work with other agencies and organisations to develop and deliver strategies to reduce crime and disorder including anti social behaviour.

The responsible authorities are:

  • Police;
  • Probation;
  • Local authorities;
  • Fire and rescue authorities;
  • Primary care trusts.

These bodies are under a statutory duty to ensure that other agencies, such as probation and voluntary groups, come together to work in partnership to carry out an audit of local crime, disorder and drug misuse.  Using this information with community consultation they can formulate a strategy for tackling crime, disorder and drug misuse.

The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 states that the police and crime commissioner can request a report from community safety partnerships if they are not satisfied that the CSPs are carrying out their functions in an effective and efficient manner.

To contact a CSP in your area visit their websites:

Safer Devon

Safer Cornwall

Plymouth Community Safety

Safer Communities Torbay