The Coventry Police and Crime Board brings together a range of agencies who work together to make make Coventry a safer, more confident city.
Our work includes:
Community Safety Partnerships were created in 1998 in response to a requirement within the Crime & Disorder Act. A number of agencies were given “Responsible Authority” status that places a statutory duty on them to work together and do all they reasonably can to prevent, detect and reduce crime and nuisance and prevent re-offending. These agencies must work with local businesses and communities to improve the safety of the communities they live and work in.
In essence, this requirement was to aid the coordination of multiple resources, tools , legal powers and services of local agencies, businesses and residents with the ultimate aim of making Cities safer.
The work of Community Safety Partnerships is guided by an annual strategic assessment of threat and risk, which provides evidence with which to determine local need and priorities for agencies to plan action to address those priorities.
The work of the Coventry Community Safety partnership is split into two broad areas:
Operational co-ordination - achieved through:
Strategic co-ordination - achieved through a network of regular meetings looking at:
Following the introduction of Police & Crime Commissioners in 2013, Police & Crime Governance Boards have been established to oversee the work of Community Safety Partnerships and are accountable to a West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner Panel made up of elected members and the Police & Crime Commissioner for the region.