Community safety & the Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership
The police make considerable achievements in combating crime. However, further achievements are possible if residents, businesses, statutory and voluntary agencies work together to help make our society a safe place for everyone.
Community safety offers a wider approach to tackling crime and disorder. As well as traditional crime prevention and reduction activities, community safety includes addressing quality of life issues which are not necessarily criminal.
The Crime and Disorder Act came into force in 1998 which required us to work together with other agencies in the community to reduce crime and disorder in the area. We are required to carry out a crime audit and develop and implement a community safety strategy every three years.
We work with a range of partner agencies to take the broader view of community safety - our partnership is called the Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership.