Community Safety

Everyone has a right to live free from and without the fear of anti social behaviour and crime. The Breckland district is a safe area to live and work, but occasionally problems arise in communities which may require a multi agency approach to resolve.

The Breckland Operational Partnership Team (BOPT) is made up of officers from Breckland Council and Norfolk Constabulary and is located at Elizabeth House, Dereham, Norfolk.  

The team works together with local policing teams and other agencies and authorities, to help address anti social behaviour and to support victims and witnesses who have been affected negatively by the behaviour of others.

Whatever your concern, the team endeavours to meet the following standards when dealing with an anti social behaviour complaint.

  • Listen to you and take your problem seriously
  • Take action or give advice to try to resolve the problems you have reported
  • Try to prevent the problems happening again
  • Support you and keep you informed
  • Tell you what they have done

It is vital for the BOPT to work closely with those affected by anti-social behaviour and to formulate a realistic action plan in resolving a complaint. You need to know what the team can and cannot do. You are vital in helping us resolve your complaint, and as such we treat any information you give us sensitively, you can also speak to us in confidence.       

Breckland OPT works collaboratively with the following:

  • Norfolk Constabulary
  • Norfolk Youth Offending Team
  • Norfolk Early Help Team
  • Norfolk County Council
  • Stonham Family Intervention Project
  • Local Housing Providers
  • Health Professionals
Anti Social Behaviour

Everyone has a right to live free from and without the fear of anti social behaviour and crime. The Breckland district is a safe area in which to live and work, but occasionally problems arise in communities which may require a multi agency approach to resolve.

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of social group, class, age, race, religion, disability or sexuality of the individuals involved. It can affect both men and women and can occur in any relationship - heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual; young or old, find out more information here.

Children and Young People

Raising children and young people to prevent complaints from your neighbours and what to do if they are causing a nuisance.

CCTV

Breckland has 62 CCTV cameras deployed across the five market towns of Thetford, Dereham, Swaffham, Attleborough and Watton.

Useful Contacts

Useful contact for the council, local housing providers & public bodies

Public Space Protection Order

Public Spaces Protection Orders are used to protect a local community's quality of life.