Community Safety Patrol Team
The Community Safety Patrol service exists to improve the wellbeing of local residents by helping to make people feel safer. The focus of the service is to reduce anti-social behaviour affecting people and places.
Anti-social behaviour is a broad term used to describe the day-to-day incidents of crime, nuisance and disorder that make many people’s lives a misery – from litter and vandalism, to public drunkenness or aggressive dogs, to noisy or abusive neighbours. In many cases, the behaviour is targeted against the most vulnerable in society and even what is perceived as ‘low level’ anti-social behaviour, when targeted and persistent, can have devastating effects on a victim’s life.
Community Safety Patrol Officers aim to reduce antisocial behaviour affecting people and places by:
- Enforcing a robust approach to ASB
- Deterring ASB through high visibility patrols
- Reassuring communities and victims
- Promoting measures to reduce risks of ASB
- Working with partner organisations to tackle issues
- Gathering evidence for remedial action
The council will not ignore antisocial behaviour and it will use its range of powers to take the most appropriate action to address it
The Community Safety Patrol service also contributes to wider community safety outcomes as required, for example acting in response to terrorism, serious crime operations, civil emergencies, troubled families interventions and major events.