Community Patrol team
Wirral Community Patrol is Wirral Council’s service originally tasked with providing security for council premises 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The team consists of more than 20 officers now dedicated not only to property security but also “Making Wirral a Safe Place to Live, Work and Visit.”
Security of Local Authority property
This remains a major responsibility of the Community Patrol. Mobile patrols play an active role across the Authority, dealing with various types of incident.
These include responding to intruder and fire alarm activations as and when they occur.
Improving the environment
Community Patrol officers also promote a clean, secure environment by reducing the presence of litter, graffiti, fly-tipping and generally improving the physical appearance and management of your area.
Tackling anti-social behaviour and nuisance
Working together with the public as well as partner agencies, Community Patrol identifies problems and tries to apply long term solutions. We also provide public re-assurance on community safety issues by attending community meetings, seeking the views and concerns from the local community and patrolling problem areas.
Enforcement and intelligence
Our officers work with all council departments and partner agencies to report, record and analyse problem hotspots. This ensures appropriate resources are deployed and measures put in place to combat disorder and prevent further offending.
Working in partnership
Our officers work closely with all agencies to promote community safety and you will often find officers an integral part of police operations and neighbourhood patrols. Amongst the agencies our officers work with most closely are Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, Merseyside Police, British Transport Police, the Environmental Services, Magenta Living as well as other social housing providers.
A friend on the street
Working within all communities, our officers provide peace of mind, support and offer public reassurance. Regularly attending resident and community meetings, ward walks with area and neighbourhood managers, our officers remain accessible to listen and respond to local people's needs.
Wearing smart, visible uniforms and patrolling in a variety of ways, our officers’ presence provides a deterrent to any potential criminal. The officers are in direct contact with the Community Safety control room and the police to ensure support is always available. The officers have the power to issue fixed penalty notices to offenders for a variety of offences.
Regular daily patrols are carried out across the borough. For large public events our officers are an integral part of the policing and security services.
If you are aware of any anti-social behaviour and environmental crime in your area, please contact Wirral Community Patrol on 0151 666 5265.
For emergencies always ring 999