As part of Safer Devon, the Exeter Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is a multi-agency strategic group created with the sole purpose of ‘making a safer city’.
Exeter CSP comprises of a number of member organisations that includes representatives from agencies with a statutory responsibility for community safety, as well as partners from key voluntary and not-for-profit agencies.
Members of the partnership meet on a quarterly basis to discuss emerging community issues and strategies that aim to reduce the levels of crime and anti-social behaviour in local neighbourhoods to reduce the fear of such activities across the district.
The responsibilities of the partnership are divided into a number of operational groups that each look at a specific community issue. Examples include groups investigating anti-social behaviour, domestic and sexual violence and abuse, the night time economy, street attachment and hate crime.
The priorities for Exeter Community Safety Partnership are:
Priority one: reducing violence and anti-social behaviour in the evening and night time economy
This priority aims to reduce the negative impact of evening and night-time related disorder and street crime in order to ensure everyone in the city can enjoy the benefits that a safe and vibrant night-time economy can bring.
Priority two: tackling anti-social behaviour
Anti-social behaviour can degrade the local environment, which can adversely affect communities and directly influence people’s perceptions of fear of crime. Anti-social behaviour includes criminal damage, underage/anti-social drinking, noise, graffiti, flyposting and harassment.
Priority three: tackling property related crime, including shoplifting
The Exeter Community Safety Partnership understands that these crimes occur in peaks and troughs throughout the year, so we need our planning to reflect this and make every effort to limit any increases during peak periods.
Priority four: protecting our communities from violence, abuse and exploitation
This priority tackles a number of key threats to our communities such as domestic and sexual violence and abuse, sexual exploitation, human trafficking and modern slavery, scams, radicalisation and hate crime.
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Members of the Partnership include:
- Exeter City Council
(including political representation)
- Devon County Council
- Devon & Cornwall Police
- Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service
- Devon Partnership NHS Trust
- NEW Devon CCG
- Devon Youth Offending Team
- Exeter Council for Voluntary Service
- Safer Devon Partnership
- Dorset, Devon & Cornwall Community Rehabilitation Company
- Public Health Devon
- Devon and Somerset Trading Standards Service
- Exeter Business Improvement District (BID)
- Exeter Business Against Crime (EBAC) Partnership
- The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
- Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Devon & Cornwall.