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Community wardens

What are Community Wardens?

Community Wardens are a uniformed patrolling force who work in partnership with the Police and other agencies to respond to anti-social behaviour and make you feel safer within your community.

Responding to crime is still the responsibility of the Police and all crimes should be reported to them. However, Community Wardens complement the Police by providing additional patrols in your area. Should you be unsure about calling the Police or afraid of reprisals the Community Wardens can contact the Police on your behalf, in complete confidence.

What do Community Wardens do?

Community Wardens aim to make your community a better place to live by:

  • patrolling areas regularly
  • working closely with the Police, South Tyneside Homes and other services within the Council
  • reporting environmental problems promptly
  • developing links with residents and community groups in your area
  • reassuring residents

How can I contact the Community Wardens?

By telephoning 0191 420 3713 any day between 11am and 10.30pm. Outside of these hours a message can be left on the answer machine and the Community Wardens will call you back the next working day.

Body Cam CCTV

The Community Wardens utilise body mounted CCTV cameras to assist with the prevention and detection of crime by facilitating the gathering and preserving of video evidence for use in criminal court proceedings.

Further information can be found in the following documents:

Community Wardens - Code of Practice for Body Cams (Feb 17)95.47KB

Community Wardens - Privacy Impact Assessment for Body Cams (Feb 17)206.37KB

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