The Bradford District  Safer and Stronger Communities Partnership brings together a variety of statutory, non-statutory and voluntary organisations with a shared commitment to improving public confidence, safety and quality of life by reducing crime, disorder and substance misuse in the District.

We work together to tackle the issues that really matter to our local communities, such as burglary, robbery and anti-social behaviour and to ensure that people feel safer in their homes, neighbourhoods, towns and Bradford City Centre.

The Safer and Stronger Communities Partnership believes partnership working is vital to the District’s future. National public spending cuts mean that close collaboration, integrated working by all Partners and a shared willingness to innovate and invest in early interventions and preventative measures will be critical if we are to keep delivering improved outcomes for local people with much reduced resources.

The Safer and Stronger Communities Partnership recognises the importance of what local people and communities can do themselves to reduce the threat of crime.  People Can is campaign supported by the partnership that encourages more people to act in proactive ways and celebrating their achievements.

Many of the actions that People Can take are straight forward.  If everyone were to lock their doors there would be a reduction in burglary.  Five things People Can do to reduce crime in their street:

  1. Lock doors of sheds and outbuildings
  2. keep windows and doors secure
  3. Lock your vehicle
  4. Don’t leave valuables on display
  5. Be a Neighbourhood Watch coordinator

Neighbourhood Watch

There are over 1,000 active Neighbourhood Watches in the Bradford District. Neighbourhood Watches can be for only a few houses or for a whole neighbourhood. If you would like to help and be a coordinator in your street you can find out more on the Owl community safety website: Owl On-line Watch link The website includes a search engine for Neighbourhood Watch.

You can also make contact by phone or email:
01274 373958

People Can volunteer as Police Constable Specials

About the West Yorkshire Police Specials

police specials

Special Constables have the same powers as a regular police officer, wear the same uniform and equipment and perform a wide range of police duties.

Specials provide a vital link between the police and the diverse communities that we serve, helping the Force to meet policing needs and increase the level of confidence and satisfaction of the public.

Special Constables are expected to provide a quality service at all times. To achieve this all Specials receive full initial and on-going training in order to gain knowledge of the law and develop skills such as communication, quick thinking, team work, problem solving and the ability to cope with the unexpected.

Special Constables are usually attached to Safer Neighbourhood Teams where they work in the community carrying out high visibility patrols, making arrests and dealing with anti-social behaviour.

Specials also work at football matches and other public events e.g. galas, and concerts, support regular officers in times of emergency, and assist with other matters such as crime prevention, taking crime reports, witness interviews, enquiries, escorts, youth diversion and transport.

Joining the Special Constabulary opens up a world of opportunity for personal and professional development. Undergoing the training and then performing the role of a police officer is challenging but makes a welcome break from day-to-day life, bringing excitement and new insight with every day you volunteer.

Special Constables:

  • Give something back to the community
  • Learn new skills and gain valuable experience
  • Gain fulfillment and challenge themselves
  • Learn first-hand about West Yorkshire Police

People Can Volunteer as Street Angels

Running Street Angels takes plenty of volunteers – at least twelve each weekend.

We need:

  • Patrolling Street Angels
  • Fundraisers

If you’d like to join us, please contact or call 01274 288211

Restorative Justice/ Neighbourhood Resolution Panels