Stoke-on-Trent Safer City Partnership was officially launched in October 2007. It is responsible for implementing the national crime, disorder, drug and alcohol strategies at a local level. Its aim is to work in active partnership,
“creating a safer, stronger and healthier city by reducing crime, disorder, substance misuse and associated problems”.
Our Priorities 2011/14
Each year the Partnership undertakes a needs assessment to determine the priorities for the coming year. The following priorities were identified for 2011/14:
- All Violence (particularly alcohol-related violence; sexual violence; domestic violence; hate crime; and road safety)
- Antisocial Behaviour (including criminal damage)
- Drugs and Alcohol
- Offending Behaviour (particularly prolific and other priority offending)
- Acquisitive Crime (particularly personal robbery; shoplifting; home burglary; and bogus callers)
The successful implementation of these strategies depends on a partnership approach being adopted. These associated issues are complex and require a range of agencies to be responsible for delivering the agenda.
Therefore, membership includes a wide range of stakeholders from:
- Public sector
- Private sector
- Voluntary sector
Mandate for Change
In July 2011 the council launched its Mandate for Change to make Stoke-on-Trent a great working city. The Safer City Partnership will use the pillars of this initiative to underpin the way we tackle antisocial behaviour.
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.
For further information contact the Partnership on:
- 01782 235708; or
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.