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Community safety accreditation scheme

The Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) gives relevant policing powers to those working in community safety roles.

All community safety staff who’re given these powers are police vetted and fully trained. They can only use their powers whilst on duty and have their national CSAS badge on display, i.e. attached to their uniform.

They will also have an identification card including their name and the powers they have been granted by the Chief Constable.

Community Safety Accreditation Scheme powers

The voluntary scheme helps community safety workers carry out their roles more effectively in Cambridgeshire. Through signing a formal agreement, the CSAS gives trained staff various powers which include;

  • requesting the name and address of anyone acting in an anti-social manner
  • confiscating alcohol from anyone under 18 years of age and tobacco from anyone under 16 years of age
  • directing traffic
  • giving out a Penalty Notice for Disorderfor various anti-social behaviour offences.

Organisations currently taking part in the scheme are;

If you would like more information about the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme in Cambridgeshire please email

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