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Red Snapper Managed Services Helps Launch New Community Warden Scheme in Staffordshire

Staffordshire, UK – Red Snapper Managed Services (RSMS) is proud to announce the launch of a new initiative to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) in partnership with Staffordshire Police and the Staffordshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner. This groundbreaking project has been introduced as part of a £1 million government-funded effort to enhance community safety across targeted areas of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Starting in July 2023, uniformed ‘hotspot’ patrols have been deployed in key locations including Burton, Fenton, Hanley and Etruria, Stafford, Newcastle, and Cannock town centres. The new community wardens and support workers, accredited with CSAS (Community Safety Accreditation Scheme) powers, are now patrolling these areas to reduce and prevent incidents of ASB, engaging with local residents and businesses to understand and address their concerns.

Red Snapper Managed Services’ Role

The community wardens and support workers are a crucial part of RSMS’s mission to improve community safety through visible uniformed presence and restorative approaches. The RSMS team, equipped with body-worn cameras and connected to local CCTV offices, will provide immediate advice and guidance, signposting individuals to essential services such as housing, mental health, and substance misuse support.

Visit by Commissioner Ben Adams

On Wednesday, Commissioner Ben Adams kicked off a string of visits which started with Cannock Police Station to meet with the wardens and discuss the project’s progress. This visit underscored the collaborative efforts between RSMS and local authorities to make Staffordshire a safer place.

Ben Adams, Staffordshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner, commented: “The new community wardens and support workers are part of a problem-solving approach to tackling anti-social behaviour and other neighbourhood crimes. They will work alongside Staffordshire Police and with other local community partners, including local authorities.”

Chief Inspector Laura Davies’ Support

Chief Inspector Laura Davies, ASB lead for Staffordshire Police, added: “We welcome this new initiative in helping to tackle ASB in Staffordshire. Community wardens will provide a specific service to our communities, separate but complementary to the service provided by our Police officers and PCSOs.”

Key Initiatives of the Project:

  • Community Engagement: Providing a visible uniformed presence to deter ASB and engage with local communities.
  • Restorative Approaches: Addressing underlying factors contributing to ASB through support and signposting to relevant services.
  • Collaborative Efforts: Working alongside Staffordshire Police, local authorities, and community safety teams.
  • Technological Integration: Utilizing body-worn cameras and iAuditor for efficient reporting and intelligence gathering.

Ongoing Commitment to Community Safety

This initiative is part of RSMS’s broader commitment to improving community safety and reducing the burden on police services. With significant positive feedback from local businesses and community leaders, RSMS is dedicated to continuing its efforts to create safer, more harmonious communities across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

About Red Snapper Managed Services

Red Snapper Managed Services is a leading provider of community safety and enforcement solutions. Our team of dedicated professionals works closely with local authorities and police forces to deliver effective, tailored solutions that address the unique challenges of each community.

For more information, please contact: info@rsms.ltd.

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