Headlines: September 1st, 1998

Detailed guidance has now been published on how Police and local councils must work together to reduce crime.
The Crime and Disorder Act calls on the two sectors to produce detailed
analysis on each locality’s crime problems, and put together a plan to tackle
them. New guidance has just been published which gives more information on the way that partnership should work and how to make it effective.

It also contains examples of good crime prevention practice and of successful
partnerships that have already worked on a voluntary basis.

Home Office Minister Alun Michael said: “This is an exciting time for local
authorities and police in terms of working together to cut crime. I hope the
guidance goes a long way to help bring about effective working partnerships.”

Because it is a working document it is in ring-binder format, which will be
added to as new ideas and experiences surface. For sight of a copy without a
ringbinder, view the Home Office website at www.homeoffice.gov.uk/cdact/index.htm.