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City North Priorities - October 2019 to December 2019

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October 2019

Our first priority starting October in the City North area is drug related crime.

This priority has been locally identified through the Crime and Drugs Partnership respect survey along with the beat team itself in consultation with partner agencies.  

Drugs is an on-going concern particular with a rise in more serious offences and tensions in some areas of City North. 

The Prevention of Crime and ASB is a priority set out by the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner as well as the Youth Commission Priorities to seek rehabilitation against re-offending.

This is what the City North beat team including Community protection will be doing to help tackle drug related crime alongside partner agencies:-

Target hotspot areas.

  • Encouraging reports from the public.
  • Work closely with partner agencies. 
  • Build intelligence pictures to apply for drug warrants.
  • CCTV cameras to be moved to most problematic areas if applicable.
  • Discuss tactics and give updates in joint agency meetings
  • Use social media to give you timely updates 
  • Swiftly Process offenders and use both police and civil powers to hinder future activity including housing.

Our second priority starting October in the City North area is the carrying of knives.

This priority has been locally identified through the Crime and Drugs Partnership respect survey along with the beat team itself in consultation with partner agencies.  

Knife carrying is an on-going concern particular with a rise in more serious offences and tensions in some areas of City North. 

The Prevention of Crime and ASB is a priority set out by the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner as well as the Youth Commission Priorities to seek rehabilitation against re-offending.

This is what the City North beat team including Community protection will be doing to help tackle the carrying of knives alongside partner agencies:-

• Target hotspot areas.

• Encouraging reports from the public.

• Work closely with partner agencies. 

• Build intelligence pictures to identify potential offenders and offer diversions.

• Discuss tactics and give updates in joint agency meetings.

• Continue to deliver programmes in educational establishments and other vulnerable premises.

• Continue to conduct sweeps of open spaces to reduce the availability of knives. 

• Use social media to give you timely updates 

• Swiftly Process offenders and use both police and civil powers to hinder future activity including housing. 

Update for October 

Increased high visibility patrols have reduced issues around
Elmbridge shops on Beckhampton road and Golf Close Bulwell we will continue to
patrol these areas to deter the carrying of knives and other weapons whilst
also preventing drug related anti-social behaviour. 

We will also monitor other areas nearby where the large
groups may have dispersed to. 

Patrol plans will remain in place over the next 2 months to
ensure consistency. 

The Neighbourhood team attended the prison twice last month
in a joint operation with staff and are pleased to report that out of 42
vehicles searched we only issued one ticket for traffic matters and seized a
small amount of drugs resulting in a cannabis warning, these are excellent
results showing a decline in prohibited items being smuggled into the prison. 

We also increased patrols in robbery hotspot areas where
knives had been used as reports showed a spike in robberies during the month of
October, we have managed to achieve a 33% reduction in offences and hope to
keep the good work up in the led up to Christmas. 

On one of the evenings whilst out on patrol officers were
able to quickly retrieve a bag that had been stolen a short time earlier, this
was then returned to the victim.  Football
sessions are now in place to give local youths a diversion away from hanging
around on the streets. 

A dispersal order was put in place for Beckhampton road and the surrounding area for 2 days in October but fortunately we didnt need to use it, this gives officers the power to direct an individual to leave the area for a stipulated length of time decided by the officer at the time. 

Update November 2019 

Last month we were lucky enough to have the knife crime team in the area again with some outstanding results. 

In the 10 days they were in the area they achieved 46 stop searches which resulted in:- •

  • 8 arrests and 15 suspects reported for summons. 
  • 17 separate drug seizures. 
  • 4 vehicles seized
  • 4 weapons removed from our streets. 

I look forward to their return in due course. 

Following a reduction in issues around Elbridge shops we are now diverting our attentions to the shopping areas in Sherwood and Bulwell to help reduce ASB and knife related incidents in these areas. 

We have been metal detecting at golf close, Hempshill lane, Bulwell bogs and areas around Southglade road, we are pleased to say we did not seize anything however after further searching an area near to Golf close we found a bag containing a hammer and a large knife, both now safely disposed of. 

During December we will be using different ideas to utilise overtime allocated to tackle knife crime so if you see us out and about acting strange don’t worry this will be a new tactic. 

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