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Community safety partnerships

In each local council area, there are statutory partnerships called Community Safety Partnerships. These bring together local organisations with the shared goals of reducing crime and the fear of crime, anti-social behaviour, alcohol and drug misuse and reducing re-offending.

The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 introduced a responsibility for PCCs and responsible authorities in Community Safety Partnerships to act in co-operation with each other in exercising their respective functions.

North Yorkshire and the City of York both have Community Safety Partnerships.

The Community Safety Partnerships co-ordinate key services to local areas, working with the Commissioner to solve local problems, which also contribute to the delivery of the Police and Crime Plan.

There are also county-wide partnerships such as 95 Alive, which aims to reduce the numbers of people killed or seriously injured on our roads each year. The 95 Alive partnership is primarily funded through excess funds from speed awareness courses.