The Stewartry Community Safety Forum was established in February 1997, and replaced the existing Stewartry Crime Prevention Panel.

The organisations purpose is to promote all aspects of safety and crime prevention to all those who live, work or visit the Stewartry Area of Dumfries and Galloway.

Membership of the Forum is open to all who share these and all appropriate statutory organisations such as the Police, Fire Service, NHS and Dumfries and Galloway Council have representatives on same.                   

Over the years the Forum has gained an enviable reputation for both the development and delivery of innovative projects which have won national awards for the manner in which they improved the safety of local residents.