The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 requires certain agencies to work together to reduce crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour. Therefore, in every area throughout the country these public agencies have formed partnerships.

St Albans City and District Community Safety Partnership

The partnership in this district is called the St Albans Community Safety Partnership. The partners include...

  • St Albans City and District Council
  • Hertfordshire Police & Crime Commissioner
  • Hertfordshire Constabulary
  • Hertfordshire County Council
  • Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Hertfordshire Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Hertfordshire Services for Young People
  • Hertfordshire Probation Trust
  • BeNCH Community Rehabilitation Company
  • various local voluntary organisations

Community Safety Partnership (CSP) Strategy 2017-18

Each year the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) consults with the public and local groups on its plans to tackle crime and disorder across the District. The consultation closed at the end of March and the CSP strategy for the year 2017-18 has now been finalised.

The CSP has identified 6 key priorities which are detailed below:
1. Preventing and reducing all crime with particular focus on shoplifting and vehicle crime, theft from person and fraud offences that are specifically targeted at the vulnerable and elderly.
2. Protecting vulnerable people - safeguarding children and vulnerable adults or families, and in particular children at risk of child sexual exploitation, those suffering domestic abuse and individuals who may be at risk of radicalisation. To raise awareness of "under-reported crimes" including modern slavery and forced marriage.

3. To prevent and reduce anti-social behaviour, including issues of local concern such as street drinking, by ensuring we are using all available powers to tackle problems.
4. To prevent and reduce drug and alcohol misuse including anti-social alcohol abuse, by increasing awareness of treatment services

5. To ensure all relevant agencies effectively prevent and tackle repeat offending in accordance with their legal obligations.

6. To continue to improve co-ordination with mental health services and to raise awareness of support services for residents that provide early interventions.

The full CSP strategy for 2017-18 can be viewed below

Community Safety Action Plan 2017-18

The Community Safety Partnership uses the strategy to formulate an action plan to meet the objectives set out for the year. The action plan is a working document which takes into account local emerging issues and it is updated regularly.

The Community Safety Partnership Annual Report 2016-17

Each year the CSP produces an Annual Report to Councillors to show the work that the Partnership has undertaken in the previous year. It highlights the communications and community engagement work which has been completed, the programmes to support vulnerable people, the focus on certain crime types which particularly affect our District, fly tipping which has been identified as a local emerging issue and how our funds have been spent to support the wider Community Protection remit.

The full report can viewed below.

The Conditions of Grant

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Hertfordshire now administers the Community Safety Fund received from central government. A condition of receiving this money is that the Community Safety Partnership provides a 6 monthly report on how the money is spent. The most recent report, which is the Half Year Report is below.

How can we help?

The community protection department based at the Council offices comprises the community safety and the anti-social behaviour teams.

For any issues related to Community Safety contact us:
telephone: 01727 819358

To report Anti-Social Behaviour please use the form below:  

Reporting Anti-Social Behaviour eform

To report a rough sleeper:

Please call Open Door on 01727 859113 or complete the rough sleeper form.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I report a crime?

In an emergency always dial 999.

An emergency is when there is a risk of injury to someone or a risk of serious damage to property or you suspect a crime is in progress or there is a serious incident which needs immediate police attendance.

The Hertfordshire Constabulary has a new non emergency telephone number 101

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How do I contact my local police neighbourhood officer?

You can find out the name and contact details of your local officers, including Police Constables, Police Community Support Officers, Crime Prevention Officer, Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator through the police website and by searching safer neighbourhoods or alternatively you log directly onto

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Date of last review: 14 August 2017

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