In the past, keeping our streets safe used to be seen as simply the job of the police. But times have changed. We now know it takes a team effort. The police play a vital role, but so do a whole lot of other organisations such as the fire service, housing authorities, health service, the Council and many voluntary and community groups.
Safer Poole Partnership is a grouping of around 50 organisations which together 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.
What does the partnership do?
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 we have 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 for young people at risk of offending
- funding multicultural festivals to build community understanding
- anti-social behaviour prevention in schools.
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