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Safer Plymouth

Safer Plymouth, our community safety partnership, helps agencies to work together to improve the safety of our residents.

Members of the Safer Plymouth Partnership

  • Devon and Cornwall Police
  • Devon and Cornwall Probation Trust
  • Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue
  • NHS Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Plymouth City Council
  • The Police and Crime Commissioner

Community and voluntary sector representatives

  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Plymouth University
  • Plymouth University Students Union
  • Victim Support
  • Zebra Collective

Our top priorities

  • Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence
  • Violence Against Women and Girls
  • Child and Adult Exploitation/Vulnerability
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Substance Misuse and Harm
  • Preventing serious violence
  • Youth Justice
  • Hate Crime
  • Modern Slavery

Plymouth City Council Lead Officer - Matt Garrett, email

Missy DHR full report

Public Space Protection Orders

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) were introduced in the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. The primary purpose of the PSPO is to empower local authorities to deal with anti-social behaviour that adversely affects other people using the same public space. 

A PSPO may only prohibit or impose requirements that are reasonable to prevent or reduce the detrimental effect from continuing, occurring or recurring. 

On the 20th October 2020 Plymouth City Council implemented a Citywide PSPO with the following prohibitions:

  1.  No person shall continue to consume alcohol, or anything which is reasonably believed to be alcohol, when asked to stop by an authorised person
  2. No person shall fail to surrender a vessel(s) of alcohol, sealed or unsealed when requested by an authorised officer who, in their view believe this would assist in preventing further anti-social behaviour, public nuisance or disorder.

The order can be found here:

Citywide PSPO

 In the implementation of this order Plymouth City Council discharged other PSPOs from around the city. Please see the attached discharge order:

PSPO Discharge order