The Nottingham Community Safety Partnership (NCSP) has launched a new three-year strategy which details how it will tackle crime, anti-social behaviour and substance use in the city.
The NCSP, formerly known as the Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership, is made up of Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire Police, Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, the Probation Service, NHS Integrated Care Board and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire.
They, alongside a range of other partners, such as the two city universities, work together to make the communities and residents of Nottingham safer.
This is achieved through a range of projects and initiatives such as the Safer Streets programme, which this year saw new CCTV cameras and household security devices installed in Bestwood and Hyson Green, and the Consent Coalition which works to raise awareness on the importance of consent, challenge myths about rape and sexual violence, and encourage victims to access support and report incidents.
The new strategy, covering the period 2023 to 2026 , identifies a number of priorities for the partnership. These include domestic abuse, serious violence, anti-social behaviour and substance use. By focusing on these priority areas, the partnership hopes to reduce crime and help communities in the city become safer for all residents.
Lord Vernon Coaker, Chair of the NCSP Board, said: “It is my firm belief that we can make real and sustainable improvements by addressing problems locally, and by tackling the root causes of crime and anti-social behaviour.
“Through working together with partners and communities, I am confident that we can deliver positive change for our city and its residents. Our new partnership strategy is a great step forward in making Nottingham a safer city.”
Councillor Sajid Mohammed, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods, Safety and Inclusion at Nottingham City Council, said: “Partnership working is an essential part of the response to crime and anti-social behaviour. We can achieve far more together than we can individually, and the community safety partnership plays a vital role in bringing agencies together.
“Our joint strategy will allow us to make improvements in how we safeguard vulnerable people, protect communities from harm and provide local solutions to local problems.”
Superintendent Kathryn Craner, Area Commander for Nottingham, said: “Partnership working is absolutely key to solving some of the problems affecting our communities such as anti-social behaviour, vulnerability and serious violence. We have already achieved some fantastic results, whether it’s bringing offenders before the courts or working to break their reoffending cycle.
“The Safer Streets funding has also been beneficial in making homes and businesses safer so they are not targeted by criminals. We have seen the value of this partnership work and are also looking for further opportunities to develop our relationships within the communities we serve.
“Reducing crime and making communities feel safer is paramount to everything the partnership stands for.”
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Caroline Henry, said: “Working together increases our strength and ability to prevent and respond to crime and anti-social behaviour and support victims.
“The Safer Streets programme is just one example of this partnership’s success in coming together to share information and target our collective resources efficiently and effectively and work toward a common goal to tackle the root causes of crime and anti-social behaviour.”
The Nottingham Community Safety Partnership Strategy 2023-26 can be found on Nottingham Insight