PCSP launch Community Safety Wardens in partnership with us
Published: Fri, 17 Feb 2017
The Community Safety Warden programme, managed by the Newry, Mourne and Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) aims to improve Community Safety.
It aims to do this by addressing low-level crime and anti-social behaviour. We have helped fund a new community safety initiative seeing Community Safety Wardens operating across the Newry, Mourne and Down district.
Launched in December last year, the Community Safety Wardens work closely with local communities and agencies such as the Housing Executive, PSNI and Newry, Mourne and Down District Council to provide a coordinated response to community safety issues and reduce the fear of crime.
The uniformed Community Safety Wardens will also undertake high visibility patrols on foot and in a liveried vehicle across the district. Patrols will take place throughout the week and at weekends, in the evenings and into the night. The patrols will target previously identified areas where there has been low-level crime to act as a deterrent and provide a reassuring presence for residents. Elite Security were awarded the tender for the Community Safety Wardens project.
PCSP Chairperson, Councillor Brian Quinn, the Newry, Mourne and Down added:
“The Community Safety Warden project is a cornerstone of our work in tackling the community safety issues associated with ASB and the night time economy in our District and to ensure residents and visitors alike feel safe in our towns, streets and parks.
Owen McDonnell, our South Down Area Manager said:
“We are delighted to be jointly funding this project. The scheme demonstrates the partnership approach to foster vibrant communities and making the local area a safer place. The Community Safety Wardens will provide an essential link between the community and statutory agencies and we look forward to positive outcomes through the scheme.”
The Community Safety Warden programme will operate in the Newry, Mourne and Down district until the end of March 2017 initially.
For further information on the Community Safety Warden Programme, please contact Newry, Mourne and Down PCSP 0300 013 2233