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 a number of member organisations and 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 and 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:

  1. Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse
  2. County Lines and Dangerous Drug Networks
  3. Locality based Anti-Social Behaviour problem solving
  4. Developing a ‘Place Based’ approach to community safety and joint outcomes

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 for Devon & Cornwall.
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