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Why is Community Safety important?
Staffordshire County Council recognises that environmental and personal safety is central to people's experience of life. One of the key outcomes in the County Council's Strategic Plan 2010-2015 is that Staffordshire Communities are increasingly safe, free from crime and the fear of crime. Also, the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, as amended by the Police Reform Act 2002, places a duty on the Police, the County Council and the District/Borough Councils, Police and Fire Authorities and Primary Care Trusts to work together to reduce crime and disorder and improve the safety of communities within the county. The Act recognises that sustained improvements are only likely to be achieved through organisations like these working together.
Local Community Safety Partnerships
The Crime and Disorder Act also gave rise to the formation of Community Safety Partnerships. There are eight Community Safety Partnerships in Staffordshire, one for each of the eight District or Borough areas. There is also a Community Safety Partnership for Stoke. These Partnerships include representatives from local statutory, voluntary and community organisations.
The Strategic Assessments conducted in 2012 identified a number of common priorities which are reflected in the Staffordshire Community Safety Agreement (2012 – 15). These priorities are:
You can find out more about the Community Safety Partnerships by clicking on the links below: