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 2019-20

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 in March and the CSP strategy for the year 2019-20 has now been finalised.

The CSP has identified five strategic aims for 2019-20. These aims represent the overarching work whilst the specific priorities are the areas we will endeavour to concentrate on, depending on the resources available. 

Strategic Aims 2019-20
A.  To effectively tackle all crime through effective promotion, detection and prosecution and to manage the most prolific offenders.
B.  To protect vulnerable adults - victims of domestic abuse and modern slavery, victims of scams and cybercrime, adults with mental health issues, rough sleepers and victims of serious violence.
C.  To protect vulnerable children - victims of criminal exploitation, gangs, County Lines, crimes involving weapons, child sexual exploitation and those with mental health issues.
D.  To reduce controlled drug and alcohol misuse including street drinking
E.  To effectively tackle Anti-Social Behaviour - environmental, nuisance and personal using available legal powers and preventative, supportive/diversionary interventions.

Below these strategic aims sit the specific priorities for the year. 

Specific priorities 2019-20
1.  To establish an effective response to knife crime, gangs and criminal exploitation engaging with cross border partners.
2.  To focus on acquisitive crime (burglary, personal robbery and motor vehicle crime) and local issues of concern, such as speeding, road safety, rough sleeping and street drinking in the city centre.
3.  To assist local farmers, landowners and businesses by tackling rural and heritage crime such as flytipping, anti-social behaviour on private land and specific wildlife crime.
4.  To support victims of domestic abuse, tackling repeat perpetrators, educating young people around healthy relationships and investigating domestic abuse amongst families.
5.  To engage more effectively with relevant agencies to support those with health and wellbeing problems by developing procedures and pathways to assist them.

Community Safety Action Plan 2019-20

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 latest CSP action plan can be accessed below.

The Community Safety Partnership Annual Report 2018-19

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.

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 June 2019

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