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Community safety

Safer communities

Various teams and departments in Medway Council, together with external partners address enforcement issues and provide services that make Medway a safe and secure place to live, work and visit. Some of these are:

Together they work towards realising the council’s ways of working and addressing the key themes of community safety laid out in the Community Safety Plan 2016 - 2020.

If you need help urgently, dial 999. If it is not an emergency, call the Police on 101 - the new national non-emergency number for police forces across England and Wales or contact Kent Crime Stoppers anonymously with information about crime on 0800 555111.

Further information about the work of the Police and Kent Fire and Rescue Service can be found at:

Other services that protect residents, enhance security and provide piece of mind include:

Community groups and associations

Various community groups and associations across Medway work towards fostering community involvement and providing a safe Medway:

Online safety

The Think U Know website provides information on all types of electronic communication, including mobile phones, gaming websites, social networking, podcasts, blogs, file sharing and P2P TV, along with advice about how to report incidents and stay in control while online.