Be Secure - Feel Secure (BSFS) - Enhancing community trust & well-being in Piraeus

The Establishment of the Local Council for Crime Prevention (LCCP)

Τhe Local Council for Crime Prevention (LCCP) for the Municipality of Piraeus was established on the 15th of April 2020, in order to promote collaborative decision making between the main urban stakeholders.

It was established – as part of the BeSecure-FeelSecure project obligations – under the guidance of the Laboratory of Urban Criminology of Panteion University and it was introduced as part of the Municipality of Piraeus organization.

The Council will focus its actions in crime prevention, in deflating the sense of fear of citizens and also in reducing the opportunities that favor actions of crime.

Its role is precautionary and informative hence, it is comprised by criminology experts, representatives of the urban authority, members of the local Police Department and Municipal police and Piraeus Coastguard. Those decision makers will be supported by the CURiM platform.

The Council operates at local level and aspires to coordinate and implement actions to prevent petty crime.

Study

The LCCP will study the criminal situation in the Municipality of Piraeus and the crime preventions processes and activities that are handled.

Tailored Policy

The LCCP seeks to develop crime-prevention policies and strategies in order to enhance social cohesion and connectivity and engage the citizens’ solidarity against the causes of everyday crime.

Awareness

The LCCP will contribute with the implementation of awareness and training sessions with citizens, local business operators and students.

Interventions

The LCCP will determine strategic interventions in the city’s facilities to aid the urban security and the citizens’ perception of safety.

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