The Bradford Community Safety Partnership is a multi agency partnership working to make our district safer.
Bradford’s Community Safety Partnership brings together representatives from Bradford Council (Safeguarding Adult’s Board, Children’s Safeguarding Board and Health & Wellbeing Board) West Yorkshire Police, National Probation Service, Public Health, Bradford and Airedale NHS, Incommunities, Voluntary and Community Sector, Fire & Rescue Service, the CPS and the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner.
Our purpose is to tackle crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour and drug and alcohol misuse problems with a shared commitment to improving public confidence, safety and quality of life. 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 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. We recognise the importance of what local people and communities can do themselves to reduce the threat of crime. The People Can campaign is supported by the partnership that encourages more people to act in proactive ways and celebrating their achievements.
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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:
- Lock doors of sheds and outbuildings
- Keep windows and doors secure
- Lock your vehicle
- Don’t leave valuables on display
- Be a Neighbourhood Watch coordinator
People Can set up a 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 here
People Can volunteer as Police Constable Specials
Special constables have the same powers as a regular police officer, wear the same uniform and equipment and perform the same range of 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. Specials receive full initial and on-going training in order to gain knowledge of the law and develop skills such as communication, team work, problem solving and the ability to cope with the unexpected.
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People Can Volunteer as Street Angels
Street Angels was set up by the city centre churches in 2007, and we welcome volunteers of all faiths and none. Street Angels operate on Friday and Saturday nights, usually from 8pm to 2am. We patrol in groups of three or four. Our route takes in the West End, Kirkgate and Bradford Interchange.
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