The Safer Sandwell Partnership brings together the council, police, fire service, health and probation services and many others to tackle crime and improve community safety.

We work very closely with the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, West Midlands Community Safety Partnership, local community and voluntary organisations and councillors to set our priorities.

Our priorities for 2022-26 are:

  • Prevent violence and exploitation
  • Reduce offending, reoffending and serious organised crime
  • Prevent and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour

Cross Cutting Priority 1: Protect and support vulnerable victims 

Cross Cutting Priority 2: Tackling substance misuse - saving lives and reducing crime 

Cross Cutting Priority 3: Serious violence duty

You can read our community safety strategy and delivery plan for 2022-26.

You can also read the West Midlands Police and Crime Plan 2021-2025

Sandwell Council has dedicated community safety and resilience teams, working with a wide range of partner organisations tackling issues including:

The Safer Sandwell Partnership works closely with the Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Board, Sandwell Children's Safeguarding Partnership and Sandwell Health and Wellbeing Board – Information on how the four boards work together

Sandwell Community Safety Bulletin

Stay up to date with what we're doing to keep Sandwell safe by reading the latest edition of the Community Safety Bulletin. 

Community Safety Bulletin - June 2023

Community Safety Bulletin - December 2022

Community Safety Bulletin - November 2022

Community Safety Bulletin - Summer 2022

Community Safety Bulletin - June 2022

Safer 6

Safer 6 is an annual campaign across Sandwell's six towns which promotes a wide range of safety, crime prevention and healthy living advice.

The 2023 campaign will run from 25 September to 12 November 2023 with a focus week in each of Sandwell's six towns.

West Midlands Police and Crime Panel

The West Midlands Police and Crime Panel (WMPCP) scrutinises and supports the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

We're here to help you

Who are we?

Our partnership board has six statutory members:

We work very closely with the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner and Youth Police and Crime Commissioners on our board.

Our community and voluntary sector representatives include councillors, Sandwell Council for Voluntary Organisations, Rights & Equality Sandwell, Black Country Women's Aid and Victim Support.

We're also supported by volunteers in our Independent Advisory Group (IAG), Neighbourhood Watch groups, Sandwell Crime Prevention Panel and tenants and residents associations.