Tri Service Safety Officer
The Tri-Service Safety Officers (TSSO’s) role is to provide early intervention, prevention, and an operational response through collaborative working between Devon and Cornwall Police (DCP), Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS), South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) and Cornwall Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team. The role is a vocation in its own right, providing a unique and innovative approach to resolving community safety matters by jointly targeting and identifying issues.
The role targets and aligns with all of the agencies priorities in relation to protection, prevention and response. The development of the ‘TSSO’ role builds sustainable and strong working relationships with partner agencies with one of the main aims of the role being to assist the existing emergency services resource through reducing demand and releasing resources to complete other priorities.
Tri Service Safety Officer Duties;
- Respond to 999 emergency calls for CFRS and SWASFT
- Deal with ‘non-immediate’ DCP community safety matters
- Complete multi-agency home safety visits
- Resolve complex neighbourhood policing issues
- Work with the local Anti-Social Behaviour caseworker to manage cases within the local community
- Integrate within the neighbourhood policing team
- Assist with completing neighbourhood enquiries (non emergency 101 calls made to police).
The TSSO role allows for the opportunity to identify additional areas of concern together with fire safety, safeguarding, anti-social behaviour, protection matters, youth intervention and health, safety and wellbeing, allowing an officer to reduce the risks directly or assist with making agency referrals and arranging multi-agency meetings.
The TSSO role provides the three emergency services with a presence in otherwise hard to reach communities. They are able to risk assess, and problem solve key issues within the local community. Having access to multiple data affords quick problem solving and intervention. The early intervention work that the TSSO’s carry out reduces demand and impact on the 3 emergency services, and key partners within the public, private and voluntary sector, and their local communities.
There are currently 13 officers located across Cornwall. The TSSO Locations are; Bude, Callington, Fowey, Hayle, Helston, Liskeard, Lostwithiel, Looe/Polruan, St Dennis, Perranporth, St Ives, St Just and Torpoint with scope to open up further TSSO locations in the near future.
To keep up to date with the work of current Tri-Service Safety Officers, you can find them on Twitter:
Bude - Adam Chapman - @BudeTSSO
Callington - Ella Henwood - @Callington_TSSO
Fowey - Yasmin Matthews - @FoweyTSSO
Hayle - Adrian Hart - @HayleTriService
Helston - Phil Whittingham - @Helston_TSSO
Liskeard - Richard Deavall - @LiskeardTSSO
Lostwithiel - Josh Harmon - @LostwithielTSSO
Looe/Polruan - Bradley Barnes - @LooeTSSO
St. Dennis - Lewis Rosewell - @StDennisTSSO
Perranporth - Phillip Graham
St. Ives - Dan Tyldesley - StIvesTSSO
St. Just - Andy Martyn - @StJustTSSO
Torpoint - Ollie Vigo - @Torpoint_TSSO