Norfolk County Community Safety Partnership
Norfolk is one of the safest counties in the country, but is still faced with significant and diverse community safety challenges, ranging from combating the supply of drugs through county lines and growing levels of domestic abuse, to modern slavery and environmental crime.
The Norfolk County Community Safety Partnership (NCCSP) brings together organisations from across Norfolk to tackle crime and disorder, to ensure the county remains a safe place for people to live, work and visit. The members of the NCCSP represent local councils, policing and fire services, probation, youth offending, health and housing.
In Norfolk, the Community Safety Partnership is hosted and managed by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCCN), supporting and working directly with the Chair of the NCCSP, the NCCSP team will maximise use of resources, reduce duplication and improve the effectiveness of the work of the Partnership.
Safer Norfolk Plan
This plan sets out how the partnership will respond over the next three years, tackling the biggest areas of concern for our communities by showing leadership, acting collectively, sharing and investing new resources, and adopting new approaches and long-term solutions that will make our county and communities safer for every generation. In doing so, the Plan acknowledges the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the health, economy and society of our county and the potential this has to impact adversely on the safety of our communities and the obligation of the partnership to invest every effort into its delivery.
The OPCCN's role in the NCCSP
The OPCCN plays a critical role in the work of the NCCSP. The Partnership is managed by the OPCCN and meetings of the NCCSP are chaired by the OPCCN’s Chief Executive. OPCCN staff work closely with other members of the Partnership across areas such as crime prevention, safeguarding and vulnerability, and victim support.
Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and Community Safety Partnerships have a duty to take into account each other’s priorities, to ensure there is a joined-up approach to tackling shared priorities. The Police and Crime Plan set by Norfolk’s PCC is a key driver in the work of the Partnership.