Local policing priorities
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Everyone who lives or works in the East Cambs North area has the chance to get involved in setting the policing priorities for their neighbourhood. By attending your regular (usually quarterly), neighbourhood meetings you can raise any concerns or issues you have in your neighbourhood with police and local authority representatives.
At the last meeting for the Ely panel, held on 27/07/2011, the following priorities were agreed:
- Alcohol related anti-social behaviour in Ely City in conjunction with the new Designiated Public Places Order (DPPO)
Over the next few months we will work with partner agencies and the community to tackle these issues as we work to make your neighbourhood a safer place.
During the previous period the following priorities were set:
- Address drugs activity in Ely
- Alcohol-related ASB in the City Centre
We've been working hard to tackle the issues that you've told us are a problem in Ely panel. In the section below, you can find out more about what action we've taken.
Results of action taken to tackle these priorities includes:
Last update: 22/02/2011
1. Acquisitive Crime in Ely City Centre
*A number of patrols have been conducted in the city by Neighbourhood Policing Teams, Reactive Officers and members of the Special Constabulary in vehicles and on foot.
*Plain clothes operations conducted by neighbourhood staff targeting shoplifters. This was carried out in conjuction with a number of stores in the town.
*The introduction of a "Shopwatch" pack for all Ely stores, this highlights well known individuals currently involved in theft from shops.
*Twenty-six thefts from shops were reported in Ely since the beginning of the panel period. To date, sixteen have been detected.
*One of Elys most prolific shoplifters is currently on remand in prison pending a trial for both theft from shops and two burglaries of business premises.
*A male arrested in Ely by neighbourhood officers for theft from shops, was also found to be responsible for a further nine offences across the county.
*Officers were made aware of a break in into a local store overnight during November. The initial damage to the front of the store was caused accidentally by a member of the public who was intoxicated and fell into the glass window causing it to smash. The damage was not reported and subsequently others decided to steal property from the premises. Good work by CCTV and local officer knowledge led officers to a premises, where a large amount of the property was recovered and two males were arrested. One of the males was subsequently charged with the burglary and also possession of cannabis.
2. ASB affecting the night-time economy in Ely City Centre
*A number of patrols have been conducted in the city by Neighbourhood Policing Team officers, reactive staff and members of the Special Constabulary. This has been supported by specialist units such as Traffic, Firearms and the Dog Unit.
*NPT officers continue to target late night bars and clubs at closing time to ensure low levels of ASB and alcohol related disorder. This has shown a dramatic decrease in alochol related disorder.
*Fifteen arrests were made in Ely City Centre for a variety of offences, including public order, drug related offences and minor alcohol related violence during the period of the plan.
*A number of high profile events have taken place in Ely City Centre during the panel period, including the city firework display, Remembrance Parade, Christmas light switch on, as well as Christmas and New Years Eve. These have all been well attended by members of the NPT and resulted in no real issues of note at any event.
*Ely NPT officers have taken part in a number of warrants executed across the city, tackling drug issues. Officers executed a warrant within thirty minutes of receiving drug related intelligence. One person was arrested for possession with intent to supply a class A substance. This person is very well known in their home country and it is likely they will get deported following the serving of their sentence.
*Over two-hundred tickets for parking offences were issued in Ely City Centre. The majority of which have been for parking in disabled and loading bays.
For more information on previous priorities, click on the links below.
- Meeting held on 27/07/2011
- Meeting held on 23/03/2011
- Meeting held on 27/01/2011
- Meeting held on 27/10/2010
- Meeting held on 28/07/2010
- Meeting held on 21/04/2010
- Meeting held on 28/01/2010
- Meeting held on 28/10/2009
Tell us about problems in your area
We want to know about the problems in your area. Where do you think we should be targeting? What crimes and issues are affecting you?
Tell us using the form below. The information you provide will feed into meetings held to discuss and decide local priorities. Alternatively why not come along to the next meeting and have your say in person? Dates of the next meeting can be found in the dates for your diary section.
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