You said, we did – a round-up of recent activity to tackle local policing priorities in East Northamptonshire
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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 areas covered by the East Northants Neighbourhood Policing Team were road safety, drug misuse and burglary.
These priorities have been the focus of much of the neighbourhood team’s work over the last four months, working in partnership with parish and town councils, housing agencies, Highways, Neighbourhood Watch and other partners. Below is an update about some of the work they have been doing to tackle them:
Enforcement carried out at several locations across the East Northants policing area; more than 20 tickets/S59 warnings issued
Parking patrols and enforcement carried out in primary school locations
Seized 15 vehicles for various offences, including no insurance, MOT or tax
Three arrests made for various driving offences
Several intelligence logs submitted relating to road safety and traffic offences
Drug dealing and misuse
Six warrants executed relating to drug offences in the local area, the majority being cannabis factories. Investigations into these are ongoing
Ten people dealt with for drug related offences and offered a diversionary course to help deal with addiction issues
Two arrests made for possession with intent to supply or possession offences, with investigations ongoing
Officers have used stop and search powers on 24 occasions, resulting in 10 positive outcomes for drug offences
More than 70 intelligence logs submitted relating to drug offences
An operation with the drugs dog was conducted in pubs across the area in October, working with North Northants Council Licensing Department and the local town councils. Three people were dealt with for personal possession offences
A closure order was granted for a property in Oundle due to drug misuse and anti- social behaviour
There were 68 residential burglaries or attempted burglaries reported across the area between August and November, with neighbourhood officers providing reassurance visits and offering prevention advice to victims and immediate neighbours
Crime prevention and home security events have been held at various locations across the district, and officers have been encouraging residents to sign up to the Northamptonshire Talking email messaging system to receive alerts and updates from local officers
Over the next four months, from December 2023 to 31 March 2024, the East Northants Neighbourhood Policing Team will continue to focus on these areas. This is based on local crime figures, discussion with local authority and other partners, and feedback from the community through our regular local priorities survey:
Road safety and road traffic offences
Drug dealing and misuse
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.