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Community Safety Team


We work in partnership with other statutory bodies such as the Police, Fire and Rescue, NHS and Probation to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour, alcohol and substance misuse and to reduce re-offending in County Durham.

The teams within Community Safety provide a number of services that concentrate on working with some of the most vulnerable people in our community while tackling the causes and symptoms of crime.

Safer neighbourhoods

Local Safer Neighbourhood Teams work across County Durham as part of multi-agency Safer Neighbourhood Units. These delivery teams deal with local concerns covering crime, anti-social behaviour and quality of life issues. 

Policy and strategy

The policy and strategy team develops and coordinates our corporate response to the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and subsequent legislation. They support the Safe Durham Partnership framework and the development of partnership policy and strategy.