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Safe and Confident Neighbourhoods Strategy

We believe that keeping neighbourhoods safe and confident is the key to creating strong, prosperous communities. To do this, we have announced our cross-Government and cross-Agency Safe and Confident Neighbourhoods Strategy: Next Steps in Neighbourhood Policing. The Strategy sets out our plans to sustain and protect frontline and to embed it into the wider force approach to community safety.

Neighbourhood Policing works. This much we know. But the police alone cannot be expected to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour. That is why the Strategy also outlines how we want to develop strong partnerships at the neighbourhood level. We are convinced that partnership working can provide people with the public services they deserve, tailored to deal with the issues that most matter. We also set out our vision of fully engaged communities, able to influence the direction of responsive, trusted local services.

It is essential that we tackle crime and anti-social behaviour. But more than this, we must increase public confidence that the police and local council are dealing with the crime and anti-social behaviour issues that really matter. We believe this initiative is a huge step in our ongoing drive to achieve those outcomes. 

Further information on the evidence for Neighbourhood Policing and Neighbourhood Partnerships; how Neighbourhood Policing and other parts of the force can be mutually supportive; and Neighbourhood Partnership models can also be found by accessing the following links:

Date: Mon Mar 01 10:00:00 GMT 2010

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