Long-term Programme Safety 2019-2022

In a long-term programme we set out the policy frameworks and starting points of a certain topic. In this case, the topic is safety. We decide which direction we want to take: what do we want to achieve with our safety approach? And how do we propose to go about it? This is laid down with precisely what we will be doing (elaboration, actions, and measures) in biennial implementation agendas. The long-term programme does not offer ready-made solutions, but indicates where and how solutions may be found. The overall aim is to make Maastricht safer.

'In addition to a number of city-wide themes, the social task takes centre stage. The approach must be visible, tangible, and recognizable to our residents. Hence the programme title: a safe city begins in the neighbourhood.'

> Central themes

The safety analysis shows that we need to place subversive crime, safety-related nuisance, and frequent offences (such as house burglary, pick-pocketing, and vehicle theft) at the heart of our safety approach in the years to come. The long-term programme runs from 2019 to 2022.

We will continue our approach to these themes for the next four years. Unlike before, in the years to come we will be shaping our safety approach more emphatically from the perspective of our residents’ everyday lives. In addition to a number of city-wide themes, the social task takes centre stage. The approach must be visible, tangible, and recognizable to our residents. Hence the programme title: a safe city begins at neighbourhood level.

We involve our residents, other domains, and partners in this approach. This mainly concerns the social and physical domain and key partners such as the police, the Public Prosecution Service, and the Community Safety Partnership, or Veiligheidshuis.

Download the complete policy outline Long-term Programme Safety in Maastricht 2019-2022 here.

We have made a schematic overview of the components within the Long-term Programme Safety in Maastricht 2019-2022, download ithere.