You said, we did – a round-up of recent activity to tackle local policing priorities in Corby
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Neighbourhood policing teams across Northamptonshire work with their communities and local partners to identify and agree the policing priorities for the local area, so they can focus on the crime and anti-social behaviour issues that matter most to local people.
These priorities are set up to three times a year and are based on local crime statistics, information from partner agencies and feedback from the community. This information from local people is gathered through a regular local priorities survey where they have the opportunity to tell us about the issues that concern them most in their neighbourhood.
Between August and November this year, the three local priorities set for the Corby area were road safety, the harm caused by drugs and the anti-social use of motorbikes – known as motorcycle nuisance.
These priorities have been the focus of much of the neighbourhood team’s work over the last four months and below is an update about some of the work they have been doing to tackle them:
Twenty three charges or community resolutions for motorcycle nuisance were issued
Three motorcycles were to the owner within a few hours of being stolen and a further six were seized
Several speeding tickets were issued on the Oakley Vale and plans are in place to start a Community Speed Watch scheme
Speed enforcement was conducted in several areas around Corby
More than 345 hours of patrols on the Kingswood estate, which was identified as an area for priority focus
Officers gave 16 school talks to raise awareness of the dangers of carrying knives and to raise awareness about drugs and county lines
Parking patrols outside local schools have continued as promised
Over 10 arrests for drug related offences, with 420 wraps of class A taken off the streets, and numerous weapons seized, including a knuckle duster and knives
Arrests made in connection with more than 50 shoplifting offences – with theft offences often linked to drug use and crime
Fifty knives were taken off the street as part of our work to tackle serious violence under Operation Sceptre
Several drug warrants were carried out and 500 cannabis plants seized
Neighbourhood officers made four arrests in connection with a serious assault linked to county drug lines, and detained and arrested a male carrying an imitation firearm in Corby town centre
Officers have worked with partner agencies to identify and safeguard those at risk of being exploited by criminal gangs who then use their addresses to deal drugs from (known as cuckooing). Reviews of this activity are assessed and risk rated every month, resulting in robust intervention.
Over the next four months, from December 2023 to 31 March 2024, the Corby Neighbourhood Policing Team will continue to focus on similar areas. Their priorities will be:
Anti-social behaviour – nuisance use of motorcycles
Drug dealing and misuse
Road safety and road traffic offences
Regular feedback from local residents and businesses is really important and those who complete the local priorities survey help our neighbourhood teams better understand what the issues are for local people.