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 in 2020 are:

  1. Radicalisation and Hate Crime
  2. Locality based Anti-Social Behaviour problem solving
  3. Sexual Violence and Domestic Violence and Abuse
  4. Reducing Serious Violence and Organised Crime including County Lines

Members of the partnership include:

  • CoLab Exeter
  • Devon and Cornwall Police
  • Devon County Council (including political representation)
  • Devon Partnership NHS Trust
  • Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office
  • Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service
  • Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service
  • Devon Youth Justice Service
  • Exeter Business Improvement District (BID)
  • Exeter City Council (including political representation)
  • Exeter Faith Groups
  • HM Prison Service
  • Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
  • Safer Devon Partnership
  • Space (Youth Service)
  • The Probation Service
  • University of Exeter