Safer Community Partnership
Whilst it is recognised that the police help to tackle and prevent crime, we believe that we can make our communities even safer if we work together with businesses, statutory and voluntary agencies and take responsibility for our local area.
We are proud to be part of the Safer Community Partnership which works to make our district a safer place for everyone. The partnership was set up as a result of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 which requires police, local authorities, fire and rescue, probation and clinical commissioning groups to work together to protect their local communities from crime and disorder.
The partnership aims to make Lichfield District a safe and welcoming place to live, where individuals, neighbourhoods and communities take a sense of pride in where they live. We want our communities to look out for each other and feel supported when it comes to reporting crime.
The partnership is part of a local strategic partnership called the Lichfield District Board. This board normally approves our local community safety delivery plan in March every year, which sets out the partnership priorities for the following three years. However, this year the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner have agreed that these plans can be approved in June to give us more time to consider the impact of COVID-19 on community safety and what actions we may need to take going forward.
The priorities for 2020/2021 are already agreed as anti-social behaviour, domestic abuse, public reassurance and awareness raising, vulnerable people and alcohol misuse and county lines. We are also looking at developing projects which address issues facing the city centre, such as shoplifting and city centre anti-social behaviour.