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 (CSP) Strategy 2018-19

Each year the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) consults with the public and local groups on its plans to tackle crime and disorder across the District. The consultation closed at the end of March and the CSP strategy for the year 2018-19 has now been finalised. 

The CSP has identified 5 high level strategic aims which are detailed below:

Strategic Aims 2018-19

  1. To effectively tackle all crime through effective prevention, detection and prosecution.
  2. To protect vulnerable people, including safeguarding children and adults at risk, individuals who may be at risk of radicalisation, victims of domestic abuse and modern slavery.
  3. For all agencies to effectively tackle anti social behaviour (ASB) using their available legal powers and preventative, supportive and diversionary interventions.
  4. To reduce controlled drug and alcohol misuse.
  5. To identify the most prolific offenders in the District through the Integrated Offender Management scheme; and work to manage and support these offenders through effective liaison with BeNCH CRC and the National Probation Service.  

Below these strategic aims sit the specific priorities for the year 2018-19:

Specific priorities 2018-19
  1. To establish an effective response to local and emerging county drug markets, providing support to vulnerable people, tackling modern slavery, using social housing and enforcement to disrupt activity.
  2. To develop an effective multi agency approach to fly tipping
  3. To focus on local crimes of concern, namely fraud (cyber and face to face), robbery, dwelling burglary, car crime and shoplifting to limit further increases.
  4. To engage more effectively with the relevant agencies to support those with mental health problems and other residents who may be affected by the issues involved.
  5. To establish relevant and meaningful data collection and information sharing in relation to local offenders, allowing agencies to identify, engage and support them to reduce the local reoffending rate.
The new CSP strategy can viewed below.

Community Safety Action Plan 2017-18

The Community Safety Partnership uses the 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 Community Safety Partnership Annual Report 2017-18

Each year the CSP produces an Annual Report to Councillors to show the work that the Partnership has undertaken in the previous year. It highlights the communications and community engagement work which has been completed, the programmes to support vulnerable people, the focus on certain crime types which particularly affect our District, fly tipping which has been identified as a local emerging issue and how our funds have been spent to support the wider Community Protection remit.

The full report can viewed below.

How can we help?

The community protection 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 819358

To report Anti-Social Behaviour please use the form below:  

Reporting Anti-Social Behaviour eform

To report a rough sleeper:

Please call Open Door on 01727 859113 or complete the rough sleeper form.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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Date of last review: 24 July 2018

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