Martin Davis 

Contact is intended to give a foundation of knowledge, skills and techniques to develop safer communities. It is part of the work of Community Development Associates, who provide consultancy and bespoke training services to develop community safety and crime and disorder projects and programmes as well as project and programme development in the broader fields of community engagement and citizen focus.

Martin Davis is the owner and founding editor of this site. He was formerly Head of Community Engagement and Partnerships at the Metropolitan Police Authority and prior to this Head of Safer Community Services for the London Borough of Hackney. He and his team provide custom built training and consultative services supporting the development of local, regional and national crime and disorder reduction and community engagement. For further information contact him at

International Best Practice in Crime Reduction and Community Safety

We would be pleased to hear about additional specialist work being carried out internationally, additional community safety best practice websites, crime reduction activities and other issues which can improve this service. For website updates contact: