CHESTER & District Housing Trust and Cheshire Police have formed a strategic relationship to target crime in the city.
CDHT has been working with officers from Chester Outer Neighbourhood Policing Unit to reduce crime in the Blacon Hall ward.
The campaign is part of a long term relationship between CDHT and the police across the city that combines several areas of expertise to create better communities.
John Denny, chief executive of CDHT, said: “The strategic relationship is about an integrated approach. It’s a very efficient way of working. By meeting regularly and sharing information we have been able to stop potential problems before they happen.
“This is a pro-active way of tackling crime which gives the police more time to focus on other areas.
“This is just the beginning of a long partnership and we will keep progressing as we discuss new initiatives and learn from each other’s expertise.”
Inspector Ian Thorp, responsible for Chester Outer NPU said: “Chester & District Housing Trust has made a massive difference to the quality of life of its tenants. We are working closely with the trust to highlight environmental and anti-social issues and to act promptly when they arise.
“Specially designated officers from Chester Outer Neighbourhood Policing Unit regularly meet with CDHT to exchange information and decide the best course of action to tackle crime. We have been very impressed with the outcomes.
“Overall, there has been a 17% reduction in crime in the Chester Outer Neighbourhood Policing area.
“This achievement is the result of the police working closely with CDHT and other members of the Crime and Disorder Partnership. We’re looking forward to continuing the positive trend.”