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Added: Wednesday 27 June 2012
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Members of the Kettering’s Safer Community Teams took part in a week of action last week.
Officers visited schools as well as took part in a drink drive operation and attended a Have Your Say event.
On Monday PCSOs Kirsty Ellerby and Keith Miller visited Sir Thomas Moore Primary School and spoke to a group of ten and 11-year-olds about the dangers of drugs.
The talk was given to Year Six children who are about to move to secondary school and is aimed at educating them about illegal substances, giving explanations about what they are, why they are dangerous and what can happen if you take them.
Other schools visited by the SCT officers were St Marys, Brambleside and Greenfields.
Kettering Inspector Richard Aistrop, said the week of action had been a success.
Insp Aistrop said: “The main part of our work as Safer Community Teams is getting out and speaking to people in Kettering, finding out what their concerns are and tackling them.
“But it is also about providing support to the community, which is why we work so closely with schools, helping them where we can with the education of our children.
“We regularly go into schools to teach youngsters about the dangers of illegal substances and the interactive way that is done helps the children understand the subject and why it is wrong to take drugs.
PCs Andy White and Kyle McGregor took part in a speeding operation during the day. They spent time in Rockingham Road, near it’s junction with Grafton Street, St Marys Road, near the junction with Larch Road and near the St Johns Road shops.
During the course of the day they stopped 58 vehicles but no one was found to be drink driving.
Three drivers were issued with fixed penalty notices for speeding which will see them receive three points on their licence and a £60 fine.
Also, 16 motorists failed to produce documents and were issued with forms requiring them to visit their local police station to present them.
On Tuesday, PC Amanda Witkowski and PCSO Kirsty Ellerby took part in a speeding operation in Deeble Road, issuing one fixed penalty notice.
Officers were busy throughout the week, with visits to schools in Rothwell and Barton Seagrave, as well as regular patrols near schools in Broughton, Cranford and Geddington.
There was also a Have Your Say event at Tesco in Carina Way, when more than 30 members of the public engaged with officers, telling them about issues they are concerned about.
PCSOs also made visits to people in the area who have been having problems with anti-social behaviour, to make sure they were getting all of the support they required.
At the same time the Anti-Social Behaviour Unit worked with PCSOs to visit the homes of people suspected of committing acts of ASB.
Inspector Aistrop added: “The week of action has been a success on many levels and I am pleased we have been able to speak to so many people across the district about what concerns they have, while also offering reassurance to those people who have been the victims of crime.
“I would always urge people to contact us if they have any concerns or would like any advice. They can do so by calling 101 or logging on to www.northants.police.uk and clicking on the Local Policing button.”