Last week the number of ArcAngel accredited premises in Chester reached 50.
The Slug and Lettuce in Bridge Street is the latest pub to sign up to the initiative.
On Wednesday 23 April Eddy Stanton, duty manager from the Slug and Lettuce, was presented with an ArcAngel protected premises certificate by PC Peter Goring.
Mr Stanton said: “The Slug and Lettuce is proud to be the 50th premises in Chester to join the ArcAngel scheme. This initiative will help to create a safer night time economy for the city and working in partnership will benefit us all.”
ArcAngel is a partnership approach to tackling alcohol-related crime between Cheshire Police and a range of other agencies including the four local authorities, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and NHS trusts.
The initiative was first launched in Chester in March 2012. Since then it has gained in popularity as more licensees have joined the scheme in a bid to encourage responsible drinking, discourage drinking in public, help reduce the number of incidents of alcohol related crime and disorder and make the city a safer place during a night out.
PC Goring said: “I want to congratulate the slug and lettuce and all of the other premises in the city who have now reached the ArcAngel standard. This will help to ensure Chester remains a safe place to enjoy a night out.”
Andy Williams, Stronger Communities Manager and force lead for ArcAngel, added: “Tackling alcohol related problems such as violent conduct and anti-social behaviour is a priority for all the agencies and partners endorsing ArcAngel. A key element of the success of ArcAngel is the involvement of local residents and the premises themselves, supporting the work of the agencies.”