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Housing association signs data-sharing agreement with police

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities

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An Essex-based housing association has signed an 'information-sharing agreement' with the police.

Essex-based CHP has become the first registered landlord in the country to enter such an agreement when it signed the deal at its Chelmsford head office this week.

Signed by quality of Life manager Terri Cochrane and chief inspector Glen Pavelin, the agreement allows CHP and Essex Police to share and verify sensitive information concerning crime and antisocial behaviour with each other.

“We have always had a good relationship with Essex Police and have a long history in Chelmsford of working very closely with them,” said Terri Cochrane. “Expanding that relationship to other local authority areas, where officers can be less aware of our approach to managing tenancies - and our desire to impact positively on our communities - has presented some challenges.

“This agreement will make very clear to all what information can be shared and why. We are committed to tackling crime antisocial behaviour proactively and I am convinced this agreement will enable us to achieve our vision of making positive contributions to our communities.”

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