Chichester Community Safety Partnership 

Chichester Community Safety Partnership

The 1998 Crime and Disorder Act (amended by the Police Reform Act 2002 and The Crime and Disorder Act Review published January 2006) placed a requirement on a range of organisations to work in partnership to create previously a three year Community Safety Strategy and Crime Audit now this will be an annual Strategic Assessment and a rolling three year Partnership Plan.

Members of the Chichester Community Safety Partnership (CSP) are:

  • Chichester District Council
  • Sussex Police
  • West Sussex County Council
  • West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service
  • Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner
  • Western Sussex Primary Care Trust
  • West Sussex Drug and Alcohol Action Team
  • Sussex and Surrey Probation Service

The CSP are committed to ensuring that the responsibilities outlined in Section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act (1998), which places a statutory duty on all partners to take into consideration the effects of crime and disorder, are respected in all aspects of their work.

The CSP have completed their Strategic Assessment and Partnership Plan, if you have any comments to make about crime and disorder in the Chichester District please contact the Community Safety Team.  The CSP recognises that the issue of crime and disorder affects us all.  A great deal of work continues to be done to achieve out targets, however it is important for us all to work together for the benefit of Chichester District, to reduce crime and disorder and make it an even safer place to live, work and visit.

 Community Safety Partnership Performance Plan 2018-21 [DOC] 35KB

Some of the initiatives the CSP and it’s subgroup are working on:

  • Bike Marking
  • Child Sex exploitation
  • Cuckooing
  • Domestic Violence/Abuse
  • Anti-social Behaviour
  • Personal Safety
  • Weeks of Action

Within the Policing Grant, which is received from Government, the Police & Crime Commissioner provides funding for Community Safety in Sussex. This is allocated to Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) across the county to help tackle crime and address specific community issues.

The collective priorities of all the CSPs have also helped to shape the local Police & Crime Plan

In addition to supporting the county’s CSPs, the Police & Crime Commissioner has established a Community Safety Fund   providing financial support to projects that deliver a lasting and positive impact on the local community.