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 2018-19

Every year the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) consults with the public and local groups on its plans for the coming year to tackle crime and disorder across the District. The survey seeks residents' views on whether the Partnership's priorities are correct and how you think we should tackle these.  It gives residents an opportunity to share views on crime and anti-social behaviour in the District and to highlight the problems that need to be addressed. This survey will support the development of action plans for the Community Safety Partnership in the coming year.  Please read the draft strategy before answering the questions in the survey.

The CSP has identified 5 specific priorities which are detailed below:

  1. To establish an effective response to local and emerging county drug markets, providing support to vulnerable younger people, tackling modern slavery, using social housing and enforcement powers to disrupt activity.
  2. To develop an effective multi agency approach to fly tipping.
  3. To focus on local crimes of concern, namely fraud (cyber and face to face), robbery, dwelling burglary, car crime and shoplifting, to limit further increases.
  4. To engage more effectively with the relevant agencies to support those with mental health problems and other residents who may be affected by the issues involved.
  5. To establish relevant and meaningful data collection (and information sharing) in relation to local offenders, allowing agencies to correctly identify, engage and support them to reduce the local re offending rate.
The Draft CSP strategy can viewed below.
The consultation period is open from Monday 12th February 2018 until Sunday 25th March 2018. If you would like to take part, the survey can be accessed here.


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: 27 February 2018

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