There is lots going on within the safer neighbourhood team at the moment, so I will try and update you as best as I can!
We have been working very closely with the Parish/Town Councils to implement part of the new Community Policing Charter by way of Contact Contracts. This is an agreement between us and the councils of not only when we will update or visit them, but also a way for us to identify and action any policing priorities that each Parish has identified for their communities. This is our renewed commitment to our communities.
Neighbourhood Matters! Community messaging system launches
Our Communities can now keep up to date with local policing news following the launch of a brand new community messaging service for residents living in the West Mercia Police area.
The new system, called Neighbourhood Matters, enables residents across Herefordshire to find out more about what is happening in their local community. It also gives them the opportunity to contact police officers and local policing teams directly so they can raise any concerns and provide feedback.
It is a free service and those who sign up can choose to receive news and appeals, local crime information and crime prevention advice via a number of different channels.
The messages people receive will be targeted and based on their location and preferences selected by each individual. The public can sign up for local updates from their neighbourhood policing team, or join a number of specialised community interest groups such as Business Watch, wildlife crime and crime prevention.
To sign up for the free alerts visit the Neighbourhood Matters website at www.neighbourhoodmatters.co.uk
As most of you will know we work very closely with other departments within the police to ensure we have the biggest impact on our local offenders. A couple of great examples of this are as follows:
Our intelligence department which fed information to the CID pro-active team, collectively arrested five people in Leominster Town recently in relation to the supply of class A drugs. All of those arrested were connected to County Lines drug supply.
The safer neighbourhood Team carried out a mini traffic operation on Hereford Road in Leominster on Sunday afternoon, working with our patrol officer colleagues. Twelve cars were stopped, four were issued with speeding tickets (travelling over 40 mph) and two drivers tested positive from drugs (one for cocaine, one for cannabis). Watch this space for updates, as we are looking to carry out many more mini operations across our patch in the near future.
We also work with external agencies such as housing associations. Recently we have carried out joint visits with housing officers to several social housing tenants and have given written warning letters to individuals. This basically means that if their anti-social behaviour continues the housing will look to evict them on evidence given to them by the police. It shows the tenant that we take such ASB matters and complaints from other residents seriously.
As always, if you have any questions or queries regarding these updates, please do not hesitate to give either myself or a member of the team a shout.
Pcso Stephanie Harper 6440
Police Community Support Officer | SNT Leominster | West Mercia Police
Enterprise Way, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0LZ
Team email: firstname.lastname@example.org