South Devon & Dartmoor Community Safety Partnership
We are working with the police and other agencies, which include County and local Councils, fire service, probation service, health service and the voluntary sector, to make your community an even safer place to be.
These partners make up the South Devon and Dartmoor Community Safety Partnership, which includes Teignbridge and West Devon, and is working to deliver solutions to reduce crime, fear of crime and anti-social behaviour.
Our Anti-social Behaviour Officer works with the police and other agencies to reduce incidents of anti-social behaviour and its impact on the community. More information on anti-social behaviour and how you can report it can be found by following the link to our anti-social behaviour page under related pages.
Alcohol Designation Zones are in place to manage the drinking of alcohol in public places. A full list of these areas can be found on the Alcohol Misuse page under related pages.
Domestic Violence and Abuse
What is domestic abuse?
Domestic abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse. If you are physically or verbally threatened, or made to feel afraid, you may be experiencing abuse.
You may experience domestic violence and abuse from your partner, ex-partner or from a family member.
There are many agencies who can offer you help and support, do not suffer in silence. For further information on how you can get support visit our Domestic Violence and Abuse page under related pages.
If you have been the victim of a hate crime or incident due to your age, disability, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or because you are transgender, there are organisations, including the police, who can offer support and advice. For further information on how you can get support visit our Hate Crime page under related pages.
Safe Places Scheme
Premises have been identified as 'safe places' for those with a learning disability to seek help if bullied and harassed in the streets and on public transport.
To find out more about this scheme and what towns are participating go to the Keeping Safe - Devon and Cornwall website..
Street Pastor schemes have been set up in Totnes, Tavistock, Newton Abbot and Ivybridge, to offer support, care and listening to those who may be vulnerable on our streets at night.
If you would like to know more about street pastors or considering volunteering go to the Street Pastors website.
Honest Truth Project
We are working with driving instructors and partners under the Honest Truth Project, in order to address potential, anti-social driving by newly qualified drivers and reduce the number of young people killed or seriously injured on our roads.
If you would like to know more about the project or are a driving instructor who would like to sign up to this scheme go to The Honest Truth Partnership website.
What else are we doing to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour?
We have a statutory duty under Section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 to work with the police and partners to reduce crime and disorder.
There are many examples in the Community Safety Guide - Section 17 of how various council services are addressing these issues including:
- Employment of an Anti-social Behaviour Officer.
- Security patrols in the Salcombe Estuary to reduce theft of and from boats.
- Adhering to 'Secured By Design' guidance in planning developments.
- Multi-agency problem solving meetings to address anti-social behaviour and crime.
- Designing out crime measures in public toilets to reduce criminal damage.
You can download a copy of the Community Safety Guide from the Downloads section to the right.