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Community safety through partnership tasking
  1. M Mccall*,
  2. D Hayes
  1. Correspondence Fife Community Safety Partnership, first floor North Wing Kingdom House Saltire Centre Glenrothes, KY6 2AQ, UK


Partner Agencies Include

Fife Community Safety Partnership

Fife Police

Fire Service


Victim Support Fife

NHS Fife

Fife Council Education/Social Work Service Environmental Services Housing and Local Services.

The establishment of the Safer Neighbourhoods Tasking Group and the adoption of a multi-agency tasking approach, involving key local services, combined with effective community engagement has led to greatly improved community perceptions and begun to address the links between antisocial behaviour and longer term problems of health inequalities and community cohesion.

Monthly meetings use a tasking approach, based on the police National Intelligence Model, to gather and manage information and make informed and effective decisions.

Community and partnership intelligence is key to the tasking process. A tactical assessment document is produced containing data from all partner agencies.

Allocated tasks cover a range of issues, including youth disorder, under age drinking, noise nuisance, neighbour nuisance, secondary fires and hate crime.

The partnership tasking model encourages a move away from business as usual by providing effective joint approaches and early interventions to reduce the risk of problems escalating and by providing support to victims and offenders.

Outcomes Vandalism offences – 30% reduction

Secondary fires – 23% reduction

Street disorder – 26% reduction

Antisocial behaviour (ASB) offences – 9% reduction

ASB incidents – 30% reduction

Noise nuisance incidents – 43% reduction

Public Perception

Rubbish and litter (down 38%)

Graffiti and vandalism (down 35%)

Assaults/attacks (down 33%)

Young people hanging about (down 33%)

Work is now underway to roll out the approach to other areas in Fife.

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