Birmingham Community Safety Partnership brings together public sector agencies to work together to create a safer Birmingham and to tackle the difficult problems that affect communities.
We deal with a wide range of issues such as reducing crime and anti-social behaviour, providing support for people experiencing domestic violence, protecting homes from burglary and dealing with nuisance neighbours.
By working together with other local organisations, we aim to make our neighbourhoods even safer and reduce the fear of crime.
BCSP ensures a coordinated approach to crime reduction and community safety providing leadership for partnership working. The Partnership is responsible for helping to make sure the city meets its 2026 vision of ‘Stay safe in clean, green neighbourhoods.’
At the beginning of each year, the Partnership's Board selects a set of priorities based on an assessment of crime patterns and data. We have five strategic priorities at the moment. They are:
There are also other areas of activity which are just as important in making Birmingham safer. See our work for more information.
Who we are
The Birmingham Community Safety Partnership is the statutory Community Safety Partnership (CSP) for the City of Birmingham.
Our public sector partner agencies include:
- • Birmingham City Council (the accountable body)
- • West Midlands Police
- • Clinical Commissioning Groups (health)
- • Stafforshire & West Midlands Probation Trust
- • West Midlands Fire Service
A lot of our work involves working withother organisations as well as our partners including the voluntary sector and businesses depending on the activity.
The authorities involved have a responsibility to work together, and in co-operation with other local organisations, to develop and deliver activity to tackle crime and disorder and to reduce re-offending.
West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner
David Jamieson was elected Police & Crime Commissioner on 21 August 2014 following the death of Bob Jones on 1 July 2014. David appointed Yvonne Mosquito as his Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, a role she carried out under Bob Jones. The next planned Police and Crime Commissioner election will be in May 2016.
Biography of David Jamieson
David Jamieson is born and bred in the West Midlands.
David qualified as a teacher from St Peter's C of E College, Saltley, Birmingham and has taught in schools across the Midlands. David served as an MP from 1992 to 2005. From 1997 to 2005 David was a Government Minister.
David is vastly experienced in issues relating to community safety and policing from his roles as an MP, local Councillor in Solihull and as a former member of the West Midlands Police & Crime Panel. As a Transport Minister David worked closely with the Police on road safety issues, was instrumental in giving Police the powers to seize un-insured vehicles and making it illegal to drive whilst using a handheld mobile phone.
David was born in and lives in Solihull with his wife, Patricia.
The role of the PCC
The Police and Crime Commissioner must ensure an efficient and effective police force in our area. They set the priorities for the Force, decide the budget, and hold the Chief Constable to account.
David inherits, but may vary, the Police and Crime Plan set by Bob Jones, which sets out police and crime objectives, and the policing that the Chief Constable must provide. It sets out the targets and performance she expects West Midlands Police to achieve, and the financial and other resources that will be made available for policing.