Community Safety Scheme Accredited (CSAS)

We are delighted to offer the opportunity for places on our Community Safety Scheme Accredited (CSAS).

This course runs over two weekends, 4th-5th July and 11th -12th July.

The Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) allows a Chief Constable to accredit staff of organisations throughout Essex with powers to tackle graffiti, litter, abandoned cars and anti-social behaviour.

The idea is that public, private and voluntary sector organisations whose staff contribute to community safety will be given the tools to make them more effective in their efforts to reduce crime and disorder and have the powers to issue penalty notices for various breaches of the Law.

The successful completion of this course will allow you to have enhanced powers endorsed by Essex Police and which become transferable from Force to Force upon application. You will be issued with a national accreditation badge by the Home Office and a card identifying them, their role and their powers to the public.

For this course the enhanced powers include:

  • Power to require giving of name and address: Power to re-quire the name and address of a person whom an accredited person has reason to believe has committed a relevant offence (Relevant offences are defined under paragraph 2(3) of Schedule 5 of the Police Reform Act 2002
  • Power to require name and address for road traffic offences: Power of a constable under sections 165(1)(c) and 169 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to require the name and address where the accredited person has reasonable cause to believe certain offences under that Act have been committed
  • Power to control traffic for purposes other than escorting a load of exceptional dimensions: The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 enables accredited persons to be given powers to direct traffic (for purposes other than escorting loads of exceptional dimensions) based on the powers constables have under sections 35 and 37 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. It also gives accredited persons the power of a constable to direct traffic for the purposes of conducting a traffic survey. Accredited persons conferred with powers under this paragraph must also be given powers under paragraph 3A of Schedule 5 to the Police Reform Act
  • Power to require name and address for anti-social behaviour: Power of a constable in uniform under section 50 of the Police Reform Act 2002 to require a person whom he has rea-son to believe to have been acting, or to be acting, in an anti-social manner (within the meaning of section 1 of the of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998) to give his name and address