About Safer Neighbourhoods

PCSO engaging with local community

Safer Neighbourhoods Teams work with a wide range of people, communities and partners, to tackle and solve community problems, such as anti-social behaviour, criminal damage, abandoned cars and graffiti.

The teams are dedicated to the needs of a specific neighbourhood, with the policing priorities for that area decided in partnership with local stakeholders - the public, crime and disorder reduction partnerships (CDRPs), local authorities and other local organisations.

This means local communities get a real say in deciding the priorities for the area in which they live, allowing the police to provide long-term, solutions to local problems while maintaining a focus on reducing crime.