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Inspector Mike Ebbins's blog; January 2022

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Firstly an introduction; I am the new neighbourhood Inspector for the Broxtowe district and I am excited to be taking over the role having spent the last 20 years in Notts police in investigative crime roles. 

Having now met all my neighbourhood teams and our partners I am confident we have the right people needed to achieve results on this area.

My local teams and I are determined to tackle and reduce incidents of burglary, drugs and road crime and these will be my area priorities for the next three months. This decision has been made after reviewing crime trends and listening to the concerns of local residents and businesses and what issues matter most to you.

I’m pleased that house burglaries continue to decrease in Broxtowe thanks to the hard work of the neighbourhood policing team, our dedicated Broxtowe Operation Reacher team and our burglary investigations team. However we will never be complacent and we need to keep the pressure on as the impact on burglary victims is so great.

Two operations will continue to focus on the drugs trade operating in the area.

Operation Hadar in Eastwood entails high-visibility patrols, covert activity and proactive, intelligence-led targeting of key suspects, including the enforcement of search warrants wherever this is possible. We will work with and alongside internal and external partners to achieve our aims in this. Additionally we will work with housing sector partners to pursue eviction and closure proceedings against problem premises.

Operation Larkspur has been in existence since August 2020 and was set up to proactively target antisocial behaviour, violence and criminality, including the local drug trade in Stapleford, following an increase in these types of incidents coming out of the first national Covid-19 lockdown.

Both of these operations will see additional patrols in place to provide reassurance and crack down on criminality but  I do need the community support to achieve this so please tell us what is happening  out there so I can direct my proactive work. I assure you that anything you tell us will be treated in the strictest confidence and reviewed by a member of my team to identify tactics around the information.

Examples of some proactive neighbourhood policing work going on in the Broxtowe district at this time include bike marking events in the Beeston area to prevent bike thefts, the use of capture bikes to identofy bike thief’s, as well as targeted operations to tackle antisocial behaviour in hot-spot locations and operations to reduce speeding and improve road safety.

High-visibility and plain clothes operations will be taking place to crack down on shop theft in the Giltbrook area, warrant activity will be continuing to tackle the supply of illegal drugs and officers and council partners will be engaging with residents and listening to their concerns during patch walks in their areas.

My intention going forward is to keep people updated on the proactive police work going on in their communities to tackle our neighbourhood policing priorities, giving you the confidence to share your concerns and enabling us to take the appropriate action to combat crime.

People can report concerns about crime in their area by calling Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency, dial 999.

Nottinghamshire Police is continuing to encourage local residents to sign up to Nottinghamshire Alert so they can have direct engagement with the force and its partners around issues that matter to them.

The force is encouraging more residents to sign up to the police messaging system so they can stay up-to-date with the latest crime prevention advice and other safety announcements.

To sign up to Nottinghamshire Alert visit: https://www.nottinghamshirealert.co.uk/

Residents can also visit the Broxtowe north and Broxtowe south neighbourhood pages on the force's website and on Facebook for the latest news, social media posts, monthly blogs and contact details.

Nottinghamshire Police continues to encourage local communities to help shape local policing in their area by taking part in its neighbourhood policing priority survey.To have your say please visit: www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/neighbourhoods/what-matters