Bradford district is in the north west of the county. It covers an area of approximately 140 square miles and has a population of more than 500,000.
It is ethnically, culturally and geographically diverse. Bradford district is also an economically challenged area, containing a large range of social-economic groups from the wealthy to the very deprived.
These factors create a wide variety of risk profiles which we must monitor carefully through operational staff in conjunction with a dedicated community safety team and fire safety department. Much of the effectiveness of the district’s community safety strategy lies in the links with our partners, including Bradford District Council, West Yorkshire Police, housing associations and the voluntary sector.