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Ashfield Policing Priorities

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Date: 
January 2020

Drug dealing and Knife enabled offences in Hucknall 

Why is this the priority?

The Ashfield Neighbourhood Policing Team aims to take an evidence based
approach to identifying and resolving Crime and ASB problems within the
district.

Recently there have been increases in reporting for knife offences and drug dealing in Hucknall. 

Hucknall also features within our vulnerability analysis relating to violence and knife crime 

OPCC survey data identifies drug dealing to be the highest area of concern to the residents of Ashfield

What are we doing?

A bespoke partnership problem solving plan will begin in February 2020. This includes representatives from:

Ashfield NPT

Nottinghamshire Police CID

ADC Community Protection Officers

ADC Anti Social behaviour Officers

ADC Housing officers

ADC Environmental team

Local District Councillors

Dedicated beat officers has been appointed to
the area and will be stationed permanantly in Hucknall from 10th February 2020. This is very important for engagement and will
ensure that we understand the views of the community when making plans to
resolve issues.

Increased co-ordination and action setting with Ashfield District Council to ensure we are targetting the most problematic people living within the estate

Policing in the area is being supported by wider
Police resources including the force knife crime team

Proactive use of civil powers including dispersal orders are being used when applicable to remove and ban trouble causers from the crime hotspots

A dedicated Police operation is being put in place to enable the use of a range of tactics in the area to increase intelligence gathering.

Careless and Reckless Driving around Annesley (Junction 27) 

Why is this the priority?

The Ashfield Neighbourhood Policing Team aims to take an evidence based approach to identifying and resolving Crime and ASB problems within the district.

This area of the district has been found to be problematic for local residents and road users for many years.

OPCC survey data identifies careless and reckless drivng to be the second highest area of concern to the residents of Ashfield

The community are concerned about the safety to road users within the area and recently there has been an increase of complaints relating to dangerous driving in the area.

What are we doing?

A review and redevlopment of Op Farad which was previoulsy set up to tackle issues around Junction 27. This will include lookung for a partnership approach to dealing with problems including support from: 

Ashfield NPT

ADC Community Protection Officers

Highways Agency

Nottinghamshire County Council

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

Distrcit Councillors

Proactive use of civil powers including PSPO dispersal orders and community protection notices to remove and ban trouble causers from the area

District wide Burglary

Why is this the priority?

The Ashfield Neighbourhood Policing Team aims to take an evidence based approach to identifying and resolving Crime and ASB problems within the district.

OPCC survey data identifies burglary to be the third highest area of concern to the residents of Ashfield .

Whilst burglary rates in Ashfield have reduced significantly in the last 12 months, Ashfield still remains a high volume area for burglary.

What are we doing?

A group of target key offenders have been identified and are being targeted for enforcement and intervention opportunities.

Information sharing opportunities have been increased Ashfield District Council to help identify and protect residents who are at the highest risk of victimisation.

Increased Police patrols have been put in place to target burgalry hotspots  

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