Twelve years on
Sutton Council made local government history when it decided to set up the Safer Sutton Partnership Service to bring together its community safety services with those of the Metropolitan Police under a single management in January 2005. The purpose of this ground-breaking decision was to make the borough even safer.
This year is the 12th anniversary of the Safer Sutton Partnership Service and over the last 12 years the partnership has delivered outstanding results through the Council and the Police working closely together in new and different ways.
The partnership manages a wide range of community safety services but also leads many statutory, voluntary and charitable organisations to work together to address residents’ primary issues and concerns. SSPS services include:
- the borough’s CCTV system, which is monitored 24 hours a day by Metropolitan Police trained operators in the police control room
- the safer parks police teams, which police the borough’s extensive parks and open spaces
- the borough Anti-Social Behaviour Unit which provides a prompt response to calls about anti-social behaviour
- the borough’s one stop shop, which provides advice and support to victims of domestic abuse