Joint Chairs  Chief Executive of Merton Council and Police Borough Commander

Lead Officers  Head of Safer Merton and Head of Policy, Strategy and Partnerships, Merton Council

The structure chart of the Safer and Stronger Thematic Partnership

Purpose of the thematic partnership

The Safer and Stronger Thematic Partnership incorporates the statutory Community Safety Partnership (CSP) and is responsible for setting and overseeing the strategic direction for community safety and the community cohesion agenda in the borough, and to fulfil the statutory requirements of the CSP in Merton.

The Community Safety Partnership has a statutory duty to undertake a strategic assessment to inform priority setting to address crime and disorder issues in the locality.


Membership of the Safer and Stronger Strategy Group as of April 2014:  

Merton Police*Borough Commander
Merton Council*Chief Executive
Merton Council*Director of Children, Schools and Families
Merton Fire*Borough Commander
London Probation Service*Senior Probation Officer for Merton
London Community Rehabilitation Company*London CRC representative for Merton
Public HealthDirector of Public Health
Merton Clinical Commissioning Group*MCCG representative
Circle Housing Merton Priory HomesManaging Director
SWL Local Justice AreaDeputy Justice Clerk
MCPP / Safer Neighbourhood BoardChair of the Safer MCPP / Safer Neighbourhood Board
Community Engagement Network2 x Community Engagement Network reps
*Community Safety Partnership statutory members
Merton CouncilLeader of the Council
Merton CouncilCabinet Member with Community Safety Brief
Merton CouncilOpposition Member with Community Safety Brief
Merton CouncilChair of Overview & Scrutiny Commission
Merton PoliceSuperintendent Partnerships
Merton PoliceChief Inspector of Partnerships
Merton CouncilDirector of Environment & Regeneration
Merton CouncilHead of Safer Merton
Merton CouncilHead of Policy, Strategy & Partnerships
Merton CouncilConsultant in Public Health
Circle Housing Merton Priory HomesAssistant Director of Neighbourhood Services
Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)Committee Member for Merton
Greater London AssemblyGLA Member for Merton