The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 requires certain agencies to work together to reduce crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour. Therefore, in every area throughout the country these public agencies have formed partnerships.
St Albans City and District Community Safety Partnership
The partnership in this district is called the St Albans Community Safety Partnership. The partners include...
- St Albans City and District Council
- Hertfordshire Police & Crime Commissioner
- Hertfordshire Constabulary
- Hertfordshire County Council
- Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
- Hertfordshire Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group
- Hertfordshire Services for Young People
- Hertfordshire Probation Trust
- BeNCH Community Rehabilitation Company
- various local voluntary organisations
Community Safety Partnership Strategy Consultation 2016-17
Each year the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) consults with the public and local groups on its plans for the coming year to tackle crime and disorder across the District. The survey obtained residents' views on whether the Partnership's proposed priorities were correct. When the survey closed, the CSP reviewed the residents' responses and revised the draft strategy in the light of their comments.
The CSP has identified 6 main priorities which are detailed below:
1. Preventing and Reducing all crime with particular focus on house burglary, theft from person & fraud offences that are specifically targeted at the vulnerable and elderly.
2. Protecting Vulnerable People in particular children at risk of child sexual exploitation, those suffering domestic abuse, safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and or families and individuals who may be at risk of radicalisation.
3. Preventing and Reducing Anti- Social Behaviour, including issues of local concern, by ensuring we are using all available powers to tackle problems.
4. Preventing and Reducing Drug and Alcohol Misuse including anti-social alcohol abuse, by increasing awareness of treatment services and by better understanding the extent of local psychoactive substance and legal highs usage.
5. Managing and Supporting Offenders to ensure that there is a better flow of information from Probation/BeNCH to target repeat offenders and prevent young people from becoming engaged in the criminal justice system.
6. Tackling issues and investigating support services for residents with mental health needs.
The final CSP strategy for 2016-17 can be viewed below
Community Safety Action Plan 2016-17
The Community Safety Partnership uses the CSP strategy to formulate an action plan to meet the objectives set out for the year. The action plan is a working document which takes into account local emerging issues and it is updated regularly.
The Conditions of Grant
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)for Hertfordshire now administers the Community Safety Fund received from central government. A condition of receiving this money is that the Community Safety Partnership provides a 6 monthly report on how the money is spent. The most recent report, which is the Half Year Report is below.
How can we help?
The community safety department based at the Council offices comprises the community safety and the anti-social behaviour teams.
For any issues related to Community Safety contact us:
telephone: 01727 819305
For Anti-Social Behaviour queries contact:
Caroline Davies on 01727 819566 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kellie Kelley on 01727 819412 or by email: email@example.com
Reporting Anti-Social Behaviour eform
To report a rough sleeper:
Please call Open Door on 01727 859113 or complete the rough sleeper form.
Principal Community Protection Officer
telephone : 01727 819416
Community Protection Officers
Community Safety Partnership Officer
telephone :01727 819305
Community Protection Support Officer
telephone : 01727 819538
Frequently Asked Questions
Date of last review: 01 November 2016
How do I report a crime?
In an emergency always dial 999.
An emergency is when there is a risk of injury to someone or a risk of serious damage to property or you suspect a crime is in progress or there is a serious incident which needs immediate police attendance.
The Hertfordshire Constabulary has a new non emergency telephone number 101
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How do I contact my local police neighbourhood officer?
You can find out the name and contact details of your local officers, including Police Constables, Police Community Support Officers, Crime Prevention Officer, Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator through the police website and by searching safer neighbourhoods or alternatively you log directly onto snt.herts.police.uk/
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