Crime and disorder reduction
The Crime and Disorder Act requires councils, the police, primary care trusts, the fire and rescue service, other key agencies and the community to work together at borough/district level to develop and implement plans for reducing crime and disorder.
The act also requires councils to integrate consideration of crime and disorder issues into all their functions and corporate thinking.
Dorset borough and district councils, Dorset County Council, Dorset Police, Dorset Health Authority, Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, Dorset Police Authority and Dorset Fire Authority are committed to are doing this through crime and disorder reduction partnerships, with the aim of increasing public reassurance and improving the quality of life for everyone.
The partnerships work closely with the county's drug action and youth offending teams.
Closed circuit television (CCTV) is designed to take measures to prevent and detect street crime such as assault, vehicle theft, drugs offences etc. We are responsible (often in consultation with local police) for the siting and monitoring of town centre CCTV cameras.
- Designation Orders for Dorchester, Bridport and West Bay
Alcohol consumption in public places Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001
- West Dorset District Council's work to tackle crime and disorder
The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 placed several statutory requirements on local authorities.