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Inspector James Walker's Blog - December 2018

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As we enter the festive period it seems only right that I start by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!!!

Local Issues

Autocrime across the area continues to be a priority and I would urge you to not make it easy for criminals by ensuring that your car or van is not left unlocked, it is surprising how many offences involve a vehicle being left insecure. Also, please ensure that anything of value is not left on display and if delivering presents or Christmas cards do not leave your vehicle with the engine running.Burglary is another area which tends to increase at this time of year and so I would advise you to ensure that your property is left locked, windows are secured and if you are going out and consider leaving a light on or getting a timer.

Staffing

Following a review of the Neighbourhood Policing Team shift patterns some officers across the area will be working a slightly different pattern as of January. This should mean that there is better coverage throughout the day across the area.I am sad to say that we will be losing Sgt Dave Mather in January as he getting promoted and moving to another department. Sgt Mather was an additional resource and will not be replaced therefore moving forward Sgt Richard Hunter will be responsible for the Meadows in addition to his current area of Sneinton.

Good News

During November two warrants were executed in St Ann’s resulting in the recovery of three firearms and the arrest of three people. This is a fantastic result and means these weapons can never fall into the wrong hands. ‘Mini Police’ was rolled out in Greenfields School in the Meadows and involves officers going into school and leading activities with the pupils to give an insight into the world of policing. There are plans to expand Mini Police with further schools within the city south having been identified to receive the input.There was some excellent work by PCSO Holden, who is based at Clifton, when he quickly apprehended a male suspected of having just committed a burglary armed with a knife. The man was subsequently charged with criminal damage.

Events

The Neighbourhood Team continues to support local events and have recently attended numerous firework shows, remembrance services and Christmas light illuminations across the area.For details of events coming up and what your Neighbourhood Team have been up to please find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter