Joining Forces

As part of our borough-wide initiative to help provide reassurance and keep residents safe, we're 'Joining Forces' with our key partners.

Joining Forces brings together key members of staff from the council and South Yorkshire Police. As part of the move, South Yorkshire Police's safer neighbourhood service along with our markets and parking services will be based at the Glass Works. This allows the delivery of our partnership approach from a central location at the heart of the town centre redevelopment.

What this means for you

You'll see more uniformed services under the Joining Forces banner, reflecting our joined-up approach to improving security and safety, as well as providing reassurance, support and advice.

Watch our video about Joining Forces

Watch our video about Joining Forces in Barnsley town centre

Joining forces brings together Barnsley Council, South Yorkshire Police and other partners to make Barnsley a safe and welcoming town for our residents and visitors. We have a centralised team based at The Glass Works at the heart of the town centre redevelopment.

Watch our video about Joining Forces across Barnsley

The Safer Neighbourhood Service, brings together Barnsley Council, South Yorkshire Police, housing, commissioning support providers, and other key organisations.

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South Yorkshire Police (SYP) Alerts

SYP Alerts is a messaging system brought to you by South Yorkshire Police for our communities.

By registering with SYP Alerts you can choose to receive news and appeals, local crime information and/or prevention advice – direct to you by email, text or voice message. You can also receive messages on joint initiative work from Joining Forces partner organisations.

Registering for alerts is free and after signing up you can chose how you want to receive messages and what you want to receive them about.

Find out more

  • Anti-social behaviour
    Behaviour that causes harassment, alarm or distress to other people living in your neighbourhood.

  • Crime prevention
    Staying safe when you're out and about, on public transport or using a cash machine.

  • Safer Barnsley Partnership
    A multi-agency partnership working to make Barnsley a safer place for local people and communities by tackling crime, anti-social behaviour, substance misuse and re-offending.

  • Safer neighbourhood teams
    Teams that police communities and respond to neighbourhood issues, such as anti-social behaviour.

  • Vehicle seizures for waste crimes
    Details of vehicles we've seized that are being, have been or will be used to commit a waste crime such as fly-tipping.