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Harborough District Community Safety Partnership

The Community Safety Partnership was set up under Sections 5-7 of the Crime & Disorder Act 1998  and is made up of statutory services that work together to protect our local communities from crime and disorder to help people feel safer.  Harborough Community Safety Partnership is made up of representatives from 5 partner agencies:

  • Harborough District Council
  • Leicestershire Constabulary
  • Leicestershire County Council – including Leicestershire Youth Offending Service
  • Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service
  • Turning Point – Substance misuse recovery service

The partnership works out how to deal with local issues like anti-social behavior, protecting victims and reducing reoffending. They annually assess local crime priorities and consult partners and the local community about how to deal with them.

Funding for Community Safety Partnerships comes from The Office of Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC).

Priorities of the partnership

Aims and Objectives 18-19

The following priorities build on previous work, link to trends set out in the Strategic Assessment and address current community concerns. The priorities also link to the Police and Crime Plan ensuring as joined up an approach to tackling crime and disorder as possible. 

To reduce acquisitive crime

  • Work to reduce domestic burglary within the district 
  • Work to reduce theft from motor vehicles
  • Work to reduce retail crime
  • Continue to support ‘Rural Communities’ working to reduce ‘Rural Crime’

To tackle anti-social behaviour

  • Continue to raise awareness and understanding of ASB
  • Work to reduce incidents of ASB

Raise awareness of, and enforcement of the FATAL Four

  • Work to reduce incidents of: 
  • Speeding,
  • Mobile phone use,
  • No Seatbelt
  • Drink and drug driving

To identify and support vulnerable individuals and families

  • Promote the referral services and support available for domestic abuse victims
  • Increase the reporting of Hate Incidents
  • Raise awareness of Child Sexual exploitation
  • Increase awareness of PREVENT
  • Raise awareness of Financial Fraud

Raise awareness of Cybercrime

  • Online Fraud
  • Online Child Sexual exploitation
  • Cyber bullying
  • Online radicalisation

Cross cutting priorities

  • To prevent and raise awareness of the effects of substance misuse
  • To reduce reoffending