Safer Essex is the County partnership which addresses issues of crime, disorder and drugs and alcohol as identified by Essex residents. Safer Essex also fulfils the function of a County Group with a defined statutory membership deriving from key partner agencies. In addition, the membership includes Essex County Council’s elected member with strategic responsibility for crime and disorder and the Chairs of each Community Safety Partnership (CSP).
One of the key responsibilities for the county level group is to develop the Essex Crime and Disorder Reduction Strategy. The priorities of the Strategy are informed by a variety of key statistics and intelligence gathered from a range of different sources including individual CSPs Strategic Assessments and Partnership Plans.
Safer Essex Partnership retains overall strategic responsibility for ensuring that the priorities outlined in the strategy are delivered.