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Local Policing Priorities Oct to Dec

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October 2021

The Local Policing Priorities for Newark & Sherwood
have, for the last 3 months, been Anti-social Behaviour (ASB), Auto crime and
Rogue Traders.  The feedback from the
community consistently sights ASB as a real concern for the community and
clearly has an impact on the quality of life of those affected.  Auto crime and Rogue traders were identified
through my monitoring of the trends in the area, and as a result of
conversations with colleagues from the Fraud Investigation team.

There has been a lot of activity in terms of ASB.  You may have seen extra dedicated foot patrols
in Newark Town Centre and Devon and Sconce. We have had the support of
Operational Support department and the county Knife Crime Team in providing
extra patrols in Boughton.  Working with
partners in NSDC we have secured two new CCTV cameras to cover hotspots in
Boughton.  The Public Spaces Protection
Order is now in place, and we are working with colleagues from community protection
to use this order effectively to tackle ASB.

I am pleased to say that the levels of Auto crime appear to
have stabilised.  As a team we have
undertaken a number of plain clothes operations aimed at catching these
offenders. We have also been focusing efforts in the Safer Streets areas and working
on how best to use this funding to provide effective target hardening products
for those eligible.

We aimed to tackle Rogue Traders by running a joint
operation with the Road Policing Unit . 
This was a successful day with 17 vehicles stopped with 4 being seized,
2 being subject to tickets and one person arrests for an outstanding

Looking forward – 3 Priorities Identified

1.       ASB – This continues to be a consistent
concern within the community.  As the
winter nights draw in the profile of this behaviour will change and so as a NPT
we will be re-assessing and redesigning our approach to ensure we are making
best use of our time and resources.

2.       Nuisance Vehicles – I am aware of
various reports from across Newark & Sherwood area of vehicles being used
in an anti-social manner, vehicles speeding through residential areas, and off
road bikes being used illegally. This is not only disruptive for residents, but
it is highly dangerous.

3.       Drugs – I firmly believe that drug use
and drug dealing affects many other areas of police business. ASB, violence,
thefts, autocrime to name a few. As a result the NPT will be focusing specifically
on this issue over the next few months.