Local policing and PACT
PACTs provide the recognised conduit between the Police and residents to identify issues of concern and to prioritise police activities relevant to local issues.
Until 2008, police involvement with local issues was through Neighbourhood Watch coordinators and Local Action Teams. The latter also being a forum for local issues relating to social concerns including traffic and antisocial behaviour. Following a police initiative to improve community relationships through their ‘Safer Stronger Neighbourhood’ campaign Neighbourhood Watch and Local Action Teams were amalgamated to form a combined point of contact with the police. PACTs (Partners & Communities Together) were formed as a result of this initiative.
The Yatton PACT meets on a regular basis with representatives from the police and local organisations including: