Community Safety

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Stoke-on-Trent Safer City Partnership is responsible for implementing the national crime, disorder, drug and alcohol strategies at a local level. Its aim is to work in active partnership to,

“create a safer, stronger and healthier city by reducing crime, disorder, substance misuse and associated problems”.

Our Priorities

Each year the Partnership undertakes a needs assessment to determine our priorities:

  • Ensure people and communities in Stoke-on-Trent feel safer from the harm caused by violent crime
  • Reduce the incidence of, and harm from, offending behaviour within the city
  • Reduce the prevalence of, and harm from, drug and alcohol misuse within the city
  • Reduce the incidence of, and harm from, antisocial behaviour within the city
  • Empower communities and build community resilience

The successful implementation of this plan very much depends on robust and effective partnership working. As such, membership of the Partnership comprises representation from a wide range of stakeholders and organisations including

  • Community members
  • Elected Members
  • Service Users
  • Staffordshire Fire and Rescue
  • Staffordshire Police
  • Staffordshire Probation and Community Rehabilitation Company
  • Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Stoke-on-Trent City Council
  • Stoke-on-Trent Youth Offending Service, and
  • Voluntary Sector organisations.

In addition, we welcome strengthening relationships with neighbouring colleagues including Staffordshire County Council and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

You can view or download the Safer City Partnership Plan 2014-17 from this page.

Police and Crime Commissioner

Your police and crime commissioner will ensure the police focus on the crimes that matter most to you, whether it’s tackling antisocial behaviour, reducing burglaries, domestic violence or cracking down on drug dealing.

They will set the police and community safety budgets, deciding where the money is best spent. They’ll also hold your police force to account for delivering the kind of policing you want to see.

Your police and crime commissioner will work with local partners such as social landlords, councils, health, and drug and alcohol organisations to not only fight crime and antisocial behaviour, but to prevent it.

They will also consult with the victims of crime, ensuring that those affected by crime have a role in determining what the police should focus on, and how. 

Follow the link to the Police and Crime Commissioner's website from this page.


For further information contact the Partnership at  

You can also use the anonymous Crimestoppers hotline 0800 555 111 to help us. Information you provide will be treated in confidence and you don't even have to give your name.

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