Community Safety Unit
To enable the sharing of information and ideas on how to combat crime and anti-social behaviour, officers from different agencies have come together to operate out of a single office within Tunbridge Wells Town Hall - the Community Safety Unit (CSU).
Staff based in the CSU include officers from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Kent Police, Kent Youth Service, Kent County Council Community Wardens, Tunbridge Wells Safe Town Partnership, Town and Country Housing Group's Family in Focus project, the Youth Inclusion and Support Panel, and the Youth Offending Service. A Trading Standards Officer also works out of the unit on a part-time basis.
Short meetings are held each morning to discuss recent reports of crime and anti-social behaviour received by any agency. These meetings are attended by officers from the CSU as well as representatives from other TWBC services, such as Environmental Protection, Parking, Street Scene Enforcement, CCTV and Licensing, and external partners such as Town and Country Housing.
The number and range of partner agencies attending these briefings enable us to address crime and anti-social behaviour much more quickly. After each meeting, the relevant agency takes action on any issues they can help with.
The CSU is not open to the public, however if you would like advice on community safety issues, such as crime reduction or support services, you can find a lot of information on this website. If you can't find what you're looking for, use the 'Contact Us' option, or call Tunbridge Wells Borough Council on 01892 526121 and ask for Community Safety.