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Community Safety Partnership

Medway's Community Safety Partnership (CSP) was formed in 1998 in response to the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 which places a duty on the council, the police and other public agencies to form a crime and disorder partnership.

Medway CSP works to make Medway a safer place to live, work and visit. Together partners work together to develop and implement strategies to protect the various communities of Medway and to help people feel safe.

The various agencies involved in the CSP work out local approaches to deal with a wide range of issues including anti-social behaviour, drug or alcohol abuse and re-offending. 

The partnership consists of:

Prior to November 2012 the Kent Police Authority was also a statutory member of the partnership. However they were replaced by Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC). Commissioners, unlike police authorities, are not responsible authorities under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. However, the PCC and CSP must have regard to each other’s priorities within their plans. This encourages joint working on mutual priorities, and ensures that the PCC's priorities are tackled at the local level, and the CSP priorities are reflected and resourced.

To read more about the priorities for the CSP over the next year please see the 2013-16 Community Safety Plan, and Action Plan, and also the Kent Police and Crime Plan.