Safer Guildford Partnership

Guildford is one of the safest places to live, work and visit in the country, as Surrey has low levels of recorded crime in England. However, we know that residents have concerns about community safety issues, such as crime and anti-social behaviour, and the Borough Council tackles these locally in partnership with other organisations.

The Safer Guildford Partnership comprises representatives from the following agencies:

  • Guildford Borough Council
  • Surrey County Council
  • Surrey Fire and Rescue Service
  • Guildford and Waverley Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Surrey Police
  • National Probation Service
  • Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSSDCRC)
  • The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC)

The Safer Guildford Partnership aims to help residents feel safe and be safe in Guildford, by means of focusing on reducing priority issues of crime and anti-social behaviour in hotspot locations.

Our key priorities

The Partnership's priorities are based on both key policy areas and the Surrey County Council strategic assessment, which draws together key data sets and combines these with the knowledge and experience of local partners.

Our focus is on threat, harm, risk and vulnerability:

Priority 1: Serious organised crime (including):

  • child sexual exploitation

  • modern day slavery

Priority 2: Domestic abuse

Priority 3: Prevent - threat of radicalisation

Priority 4: To identify and tackle anti-social behaviour hotspot locations and perpetrators

Priority 5: To promote reassurance to our public to help make our communities stronger

In addition, we will retain a strategic oversight on reducing re-offending.

An emerging issue that the partnership will monitor is cyber related crime.