You said, we did – a round-up of recent activity to tackle local policing priorities in Wellingborough
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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 Wellingborough Neighbourhood Policing Team were road safety and traffic offences, burglary, and drug dealing and misuse.
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:
The team has focused on driving offences and enforcement, with the following results:
Four drivers reported for no insurance
One driver charged with drink driving
Two drivers reported for dangerous driving
Three drivers reported for driving without due care and attention
Three drivers stopped for driving whilst not wearing a seatbelt
Two drivers stopped and reported for driving without a licence
Four vehicles removed for no insurance
Four vehicles removed for not having road tax
One stolen vehicle recovered
Drug dealing and misuse
Obtained a closure order on a flat that was being used for drug dealing and anti‐social behaviour
Took part in an investigation into a cannabis factory that was located and dismantle
Executed several warrants under the misuse of drugs act
Carried out 26 stop searches, resulting in the seizure of drugs and cash, and a number of arrests
Worked with a local drug and alcohol misuse charity to share information about the help and support available
Provided crime prevention advice to householders in affected by burglaries, through house to house enquiries and crime alerts sent to people signed up to the Northamptonshire Talking messaging system
Completed reassurance visits to burglary victims and carried out patrols in hotspot areas
Held prevention advice surgeries with the neighbourhood beat bus in different locations
Shared burglary prevention packs and crime prevention tools in priority areas including Hemmingwell and Queensway
Over the next four months, from December 2023 to 31 March 2024, the Wellingborough Neighbourhood Policing Team will continue to focus on similar areas. Their priorities will be burglary, drug dealing and drug 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.