Local Community Safety Partnerships are an alliance of organisations required by statute to generate strategies and policies and implement actions and interventions concerning crime, disorder and substance misuse within their area.
The Dudley Community Safety Partnership is committed to making Dudley a safe place in which to live, work and visit. Its role is to plan strategically, commission and oversee services that tackle crime and disorder and address drug and alcohol misuse.
Dudley's Community Safety Partnership is called Safe & Sound. The partnership is made up of public sector and voluntary organisations. By actively working together it aims to reduce crime and disorder in the borough, as well as improving the availability, capacity and effectiveness of treatment for drug and alcohol misuse.
Partners include Aquarius, Black Country Chamber, Brierley Hill Regeneration, Dudley MBC, Dudley Council for Voluntary Services, Government Office, National Probation Service, NHS, West Midlands Fire, West Midlands Police and The Warehouse.
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner
From November 2012, Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) took over responsibility for all police forces in England and Wales outside of the Met.
There is also a West Midlands Police and Crime Panel, which is a joint committee of the seven West Midland's councils, set up to scrutinise and support the Police and Crime Commissioner on behalf of the region.
:: more on the work of the West Midlands Police and Crime Panel