safe & sound is a partnership made up of public sector and voluntary organisations covering Dudley borough.
By actively working together it aims to address community concerns around crime, disorder, Anti-Social Behaviour and substance misuse.
Partners include Dudley Council, Dudley CCG, National Probation Service, Staffordshire and West Midlands Community Rehabilitation Company, West Midlands Fire Service and West Midlands Police
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.