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Policing and Community Safety Partnership

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What is the PCSP?

The Lisburn & Castlereagh PCSP (Policing and Community Safety Partnership) aims to make our community safer.

It is funded jointly by the Department of Justice and the Northern Ireland Policing Board.  The PCSP has a Policing Committee to take forward specific police monitoring and engagement functions, with the wider PCSP taking forward community safety related functions. 


What we do?

 

Lisburn & Castlereagh PCSP aims to make our community safer.  We do this by focusing on the policing and community safety issues that matter most in Lisburn.  We:

  • consult and engage with the local community on the issues of concern in relation to policing and community safety. The Policing Committee has a distinct responsibility to provide views to the relevant district commander and the Policing Board on policing matters;

  • identify and prioritise the particular issues of concern and prepare plans for how these can be tackled;

  • monitor - a Policing Committee comprising the political and independent members will monitor the performance of the police and work to gain the co-operation of the public with the police in preventing crime;

  • deliver a reduction in crime and enhance community safety in our district, directly through our own interventions, through the work of our delivery groups or through support for the work of others. 

 

Policing Committee

 

Lisburn & Castlereagh PCSP Policing Committee works with local police to develop the local policing plan and monitor their performance against this plan.

The role of the Policing Committee is to carry out the following specific functions:

  • to provide views to a relevant police commander and to the Policing Board on any matter concerning the district;

  • to monitor performance of the police in carrying out the policing plan in the district; and

  • to make arrangements for obtaining the co-operation of the public with the policing in preventing crime and enhancing community safety in the district.

 

Community Safety

 

Lisburn & Castlereagh PCSP will work with the community to identify issues of concern in the local area and potential solutions, and will prepare a plan to address these concerns. The focus of the plan will be on delivering practical solutions.  We also work in partnership with those organisations that have a contribution to make to enhancing community safety in our area.

 

Getting involved

 

Community involvement is vitally important if we are to really deliver a safer society for everyone.  Lisburn & Castlereagh PCSP would be keen to hear your views.  We will be hosting public meetings in the future and these will be publicised locally.

 

Project Support Programme

Grants from £500 to £5,000 will be awarded to successful groups for projects that continue up to the 23rd February 2018.

Applications can be made under one of the following themes:

Objective 1

  • To work in partnership with local communities to reduce the number of incidents of Anti-Social Behaviour by promoting local intervention initiatives.
  • To reduce the harm and effects of drug and alcohol as a contributing factor to crime and anti-social behaviour.
  • To continue to work in partnership to increase reporting of Domestic Abuse incidents and to provide support for victims of Domestic Abuse.
  • To increase the confidence in policing by developing and enhancing opportunities for engagement between local communities and police.

Objective 2

  • Reduce the fear of crime and help people feel safer, especially vulnerable groups and/or those at risk of becoming victims of crime including addressing hate crime.
  • To reduce road deaths and serious injuries by working in partnership with statutory and voluntary organisations.
  • To reduce the number of burglaries by working in partnership with key statutory and voluntary organisations.
  • To reduce business and retail crime.

 


For a copy application form please click here

For a copy of guidance notes please click here