Community Safety Accreditation Scheme

The Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) is a nationally recognised scheme promoted by the Home Office and the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC).

The scheme allows organisations and their employees working in community safety, by the framework of a formal agreement, to be accredited with targeted policing powers given by the Chief Constable to help them undertake their roles more effectively. There are a range of powers which may be granted to accredited persons, these include being able to request the name and address of anyone acting in an anti–social manner, the power to confiscate alcohol from under 18s or tobacco from under 16s, the power to direct traffic or to issue Penalty Notices for Disorder (PND) for a whole range of anti–social behaviour offences.

Accredited persons are police vetted and can only use their powers when on uniformed duty and are recognised by the national CSAS badge (see above) which is sewn onto their uniform jacket or shirt. They will also have an identification card stating their name and the powers they have been granted by the Chief Constable. Prior to their accreditation being formalised, all accredited persons receive full training appropriate to these powers.

Organisations currently taking part in the scheme are:

  • Addenbrookes Hospital
  • Cash and Traffic Management Limited (CTM)
  • Combined Services Provider Limited (CSP)

If you would like more information about the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme in Cambridgeshire please contact Martyn Newton via martyn.newton@cambs.pnn.police.uk.

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