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Policing Community Safety Partnerships aim to make our communities safer. PCSPs are statutory bodies established under the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 and bring together the functions and responsibilities of the former District Policing Partnerships (DPPs) and Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs).

The PCSP aims to work in a more joined up way to the benefit of local communities.

In Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon, the PCSP consists of 10 Elected Members, 9 Independent Members and representatives from designated agencies – Youth Justice Agency, Probation Board, Housing Executive, Education Authority, PSNI, Health and Social Care Trust, and NI Fire and Rescue.

Each PCSP also has a Policing Committee to take forward specific police monitoring and engagement functions, with the wider PCSP taking forward community safety related functions.

PCSPs may also establish delivery groups to address particular community safety issues that arise in their areas.

PCSPs aim to make our community safer by focusing on the policing and community safety issues that matter most in each local council area.

We aim to build safer, shared and confident communities by:

  • Consulting and engaging with the local community on the issues of concern in relation to policing and community safety.
  • Identifying and prioritising the particular issues of concern and prepare plans for how these can be tackled.
  • Monitoring performance – a Policing Committee will monitor the performance of the police and work to gain the co-operation of the public with the police in preventing crime.
  • Reducing crime and enhancing community safety through PCSP actions, the work of PCSP delivery groups and through partnership working with local communities and other agencies