Community safetyLast updated: 24 January 2014 09:42 UK
Reducing crime and making the community safer is very important to Portsmouth City Council. We work together with Hampshire Constabulary, NHS Portsmouth, the Hampshire Fire Service, Hampshire Probation Trust, Portsmouth University and many other agencies including representatives from the community and the voluntary sector, under the name Safer Portsmouth Partnership.
Follow the links below for council help on the following, or visit Safer Portsmouth Partnership, if you are worried about:
- substance mis-use, such as drugs or alcohol
- domestic violence or hate crime
- a young person offending or what you can do if you are worried your child is being abused
For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 023 9283 4755.
Closed circuit television (CCTV)
We provide 24 hour CCTV coverage monitoring activities in the town centre and other areas. In the Associated documents section below, you can download a map showing where Portsmouth's CCTV cameras are located.
The council's CCTV code of practice can also be downloaded below. Appendix C explains how you can apply to see information held about you on CCTV. There is a £10 fee for this, and there may be extra charges for additional work, for example the process of masking other individuals.
In your neighbourhood
We have a team of 26 community wardens in the city to address anti-social behaviour, and there are active Neighbour Watch Associations that you can get involved with in your area. On the Neighbourhood Watch page, you can follow a link to find out about crime figures in your area.
For general crime concerns, such as theft or burglary, contact the police at Hampshire constabulary.
- If you're interested in funding services and activities that reduce offending and reoffending, and provide support to victims and witnesses, follow the link to find out more about the Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner's commissioning plan.
Associated documents:CCTV cameras in Portsmouth - map (0.68 MB) CCTV cameras - code of practice (0.28 MB)
Safety in your neighbourhoodAnti-social behaviour
Neighbourhood Watch Association
Domestic crime, harrassment and substance mis-useAdvice on drug and alcohol mis-use
Domestic abuse and rape
Harassment, racial harrassment and hate crimes