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Community Safety Partnerships

As well as their policing role the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is also responsible for tackling crime and the causes of crime.

Graphic of Thames Valley area
Graphic of Thames Valley area

The police cannot cut crime on their own. Effective partnership working is essential. The PCC works with other local leaders to improve outcomes for communities and make sure that local resources are used efficiently and effectively. One of these key partners is the Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs).

CSPs consist of five 'responsible authorities' - police, local authority, fire and rescue authority, probation provider and Clinical Commissioning Groups and are under a duty to assess local community safety issues and draw up a partnership plan setting out their priorities.

The PCC and CSPs have a duty to take each other's priorities into account and in the Thames Valley the PCC works closely with the CSPs to achieve this. 

The Office of the PCC (OPCC) attend all CSP meetings and fund and host regular Thames Valley wide events where all CSP Managers and the OPCC have the opportunity to come together to share learning and look at opportunities for joint working.

As well as this the PCCs Community Safety Fund, which is provided to Local Authorities, is also used to fund some of the activities and priorities of the CSPs in local areas.

You can find out more information on the Community Safety Fund by visiting 'Partnership Spending'

More information on projects funded in previous years can be found on the 'Community Safety Fund Performance' page.