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Community Safety Accreditation Scheme

The Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) allows organisations and their employees, such as street wardens, traffic management and security staff, to be granted targeted police powers.

The scheme extends the police family by allowing ‘Accredited Persons’ to act as the ‘eyes and ears’ of the police. This helps to improve issues such as littering, underage drinking and graffiti in the local community and dealing with general incidents of anti-social behaviour, disorder and nuisance.

It is an offence to:

  • fail or refuse to provide an Accredited Person with your name and address
  • assault an Accredited Person or person assisting them
  • obstruct an Accredited Person or person assisting them

How can I be involved?

If you are interested in becoming a member of our Community Safety Accreditation Scheme, email CSAS@avonandsomerset.police.uk to request more information.

Accredited organisations

The following organisations have been granted targeted police powers:

Bradsons Event Services

Role: Traffic Marshals

Powers: 0, 3A, 8B

Number of accredited persons: 50

G4S Secure Solutions (UK) Ltd

Role: Security Officers

Powers: 0, 9

Number of accredited persons: 31

Website: G4S United Kingdom

North Somerset Council

Role: Community Response Officers (CRO)

Powers: 0, 3, 3a, 8a, 8b

Number of accredited persons: 4

Website: North Somerset Council

OCS (at the Mall, Cribbs Causeway)

Role: Security Guards

Powers: 0, 2a (b&c), 3, 3a, 5, 6, 7, 8a, 8b

Number of accredited persons: 5

Website: Facilities Management Services – Integrated Service Solutions (ocs.com)

Tracsis Events

Role: Police Accredited Traffic Officers (PATO)

Powers: 0, 3A, 8B

Number of accredited persons: 135

Website: Tracsis Events

View the full list of the powers available and the offences which may result in Penalty Notices.

View the schedule of fees for CSAS. (PDF)

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