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Inspector Hayley Crawford's blog

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I landed at Broxtowe Police Station within the
neighbourhoods team at the beginning of November after a short time working in
the city centre neighbourhood policing team and what a busy November we’ve had
so far.

Covid

As you will all be very aware we have been on national
lockdown for the second time this year. To support the effort in keeping people
safe and protecting our NHS we have been actively Policing COVID regulations
and doing lots of spot checks on shops, the good news is the majority are
complying. In addition we are responding to any reports of breaches and issuing
fines where necessary. I would like to thank members of the public for
continuing to support the effort to reduce the infection rates, it is a very
difficult time for many not being able to see their loved ones, the financial
impact on many businesses, families and individuals in our community.

Op Reacher, police
dogs and neighbourhood policing team (NPT)

Our community and neighbourhoods are where we live and bring
our children up and it’s important in neighbourhood policing we continue to
make them as safe as possible. This November a new proactive policing team
called ‘REACHER’ have landed in the area and in collaboration with NPT have helped
execute five drug warrants (4 in Aspley), seizing 758 plants from 10 properties.

I attended the execution of one of those warrants where we
also had the attendance of Police Dog ‘Lola’ who helped to check the property
and identify any areas drugs may have been present. Watching the police dog set
to work was a highlight for me being a huge dog lover.

White Ribbon Day and
16 Days of Activism

Domestic abuse affects 1 in 3 women and this year’s campaign
is focussing on male violence towards women and girls. The campaign is asking
all men and boys to ‘recognise the necessity for them to stand up and take
responsibility in working towards a future without violence against women. The
first step towards this is wearing a white ribbon for the full 16 days, and
making the promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence
against women.’ In addition White Ribbon have produced resources and an
advocate programme aimed at 14-18 year olds to try and end the cycle.

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If you are
a victim of domestic abuse or would like to know more visit:
https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/advice/domesticabuse/help

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To find
out more about the White Ribbon – 16 days of action campaign visit:
https://www.whiteribbon.org.uk/news/2019/11/25/16-days-of-action

Final words from me….

As we start to come out of lockdown and move into our
Christmas celebrations I make an ask of you all to look out for one another,
check on a vulnerable neighbour, ensure those who need support during this time
are helped and most importantly stay safe, it’s been a tough year for everyone.
If you see our officers take time to acknowledge them with a smile, they work
tirelessly every day to keep our community safe.

Inspector Hayley Crawford – City West Neighbourhood Policing
Team

Dog thefts: Protect your dog from thieves

Advice on what to do if you believe your dog may have been stolen in Nottinghamshire.

The internet and social media can be a frenzy of scare stories of people stealing dogs and it is not uncommon for Nottinghamshire Police to receive calls from dog owners worried about stories of travelling criminals targeting dogs or leaving chalk marks on properties with dogs inside.

Thankfully, we do not have any evidence of dogs ever being stolen in this way in Nottinghamshire and the number of dog thefts reported to Nottinghamshire Police is actually very low.