We work closely with a number of partners to make our communities safer. These include key agencies, partnerships, boards and charities.

Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (OPFCC)

The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner acts as the voice of the people within Northamptonshire, holding the Chief Constable and the police force to account.

Find out more about the OPFCC.

Local authorities

We work closely with local authorities within Northamptonshire on a range of topics, including Community Safety Partnerships.

Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board

Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) is a statutory multi-agency board made up of representatives from the local authority, police, health service, probation trust, youth offending service, the voluntary sector and others. Its aim is to coordinate and ensure the effectiveness of member agencies in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Northamptonshire Keep Safe card scheme

The Force is a partner in the Keep Safe scheme, which gives anyone with a disability, condition or illness, who may need help or assistance when they are away from home, a simple card to carry that gives their information, emergency contact details and how best to help them.

Find out more at www.keepsafenorthants.org

Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)

Multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) are in place to ensure the successful management of violent and sexual offenders across the country.

Agencies represented at MAPPA include police, the National Probation Service and HM Prison Service, as well as other partner agencies such as local authorities, the NHS and the Youth Offending Service.

It is the responsibility of these agencies to work with offenders to help reduce the likelihood of reoffending.

Those people managed by Mappa can be required to undertake rehabilitation courses as well as adhere to strict licence conditions set out by the panel.

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS)

Collaboration between Northamptonshire Police and NFRS takes several forms, including the Joint Operations Team (JOT). This merger of the police’s emergency preparedness unit and the fire service’s operations department brings together a vast amount of experience and expertise from both organisations.

The force and NFRS also share the Joint Command Unit, a 22-ton LGV which provides a command facility at pre-planned events and emergency incidents, operate a joint drone (unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV) capability, and work together on the Arson Task Force, which tackles deliberate fire setting through education and intervention.


Crimestoppers is an independent charity that gives people the power to speak up to stop crime, completely anonymously. Information it receives is passed to the police or other relevant authority.