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The Coventry Police and Crime Board brings together a range of agencies who work together to 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 actions to address those priorities and is split into two broad areas:
Operational co-ordination - achieved through:
Strategic co-ordination - achieved through a network of regular meetings looking at:
The Board is assisted by a number of Sub-Groups who have responsible for specific areas and report back on a quarterly basis any issues or difficulties they have completing their work.
Harm, Abuse Reduction partnership (HARP)
Responsible for the overview of harm reduction and vulnerable victims. The effective case management of these individuals and their family, through a multi-agency response to vulnerable individuals
City Prevent Board
It is responsible for ensuring partners provide an effective multi-agency approach to dealing with all forms of risk, threats and violence related to extremism
Coventry Offender Management Group (COMG)
Responsible for overseeing the development and performance of the Integrated Offender Management approach and monitoring the delivery of all associated offender management programmes in Coventry
The role of this group is to task and coordinate their operational resources to respond to locations experiencing a range of crimes and nuisance behaviours