Who can apply to join the scheme?
The scheme is aimed at organisations in both the public and private sectors who contribute to making our communities safer. This could include Local Authority neighbourhood and street wardens, NHS trusts, housing associations, private security organisations, traffic management companies and sports event stewards.
What are the benefits of CSAS?
CSAS brings benefits both to the police and the accredited organisation, these include:
- Specific targeted powers for an accredited person to make them more effective in their job role
- Increasing uniformed presence on the streets (CSAS accredited persons wear the uniform of their employing organisation with a CSAS ID badge issued by Thames Valley Police)
- Reductions in local issues such as street drinking and dog fouling
- Closer working relationship with the police through the 'extended police family'
- Public reassurance as to the professionalism of those in community safety roles
- Recognition of the quality of the accredited organisation
- Promoting greater business involvement with the police, and allowing the police to influence the training of businesses, eg security companies
- Better communication and intelligence sharing.
Costs incurred by the police during the accreditation process can be passed on to the organisation concerned. Charges will be applied to the arrangement and accreditation process.
Current fees can be obtained by contacting us.
Who do I contact for more information?
Citizens in Policing Department, Thames Valley Police, HQ South, Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxon OX5 2NX