Ensuring residents feel safe and secure in their homes and neighbourhoods is a priority for Safer Poole Partnership.
The partnership is a grouping of around 50 organisations such as the police, fire service, Borough of Poole, housing associations, the NHS and voluntary and community groups.
Together, they combine to make Poole one of the safest towns in the country.
The partnership works to:
- prevent crime
- build positive neighbourhoods
- find out residents' concerns
- co-ordinate community policing
- cut crime and anti-social behaviour
- tackle domestic violence, and
- deal with drug and alcohol abuse.
It works on a range of projects promoting community safety: whether it's giving young people positive activities, publicising what residents can do to protect themselves against crime, preventing domestic violence, tackling prejudice or providing drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
Some of the projects it has supported include:
- providing bus marshals to patrol Poole bus station at peak times to protect vulnerable people such as people with disabilities
- campaigns against alcohol abuse
- alerting older people against bogus callers and doorstep distraction burglaries
- providing work experience at fire stations to young people at risk of offending
- funding multicultural festivals to build community understanding
- anti-social behaviour prevention in schools.
Community Safety Feedback
Let us know your feedback on community safety in your area by using our Contact us page, or by phoning us on 01202 223320.