The priorities for your Neighbourhood Policing Team (NHPT) are decided by the Community Forum for the whole of South Bucks. This steering group is made up of members of the community and representatives from organisations across the area. The forum is not run by the Police although we do play a part. This allows us to speak to a good cross section of society and find out what you want us to do and how you want us to police your area. The top three priorities are chosen by the forum every three months and are actioned by your Neighbourhood Policing Team.
Priority One – Burglary
During the last three months there have been twelve reported burglaries in the Gerrards Cross, Denham, Hedgerley and Fulmer areas. These include two counts of domestic burglary, two attempted burglaries, one garage break, one shed break and two reported burglaries to buildings under construction. If you see anything suspicious or out of place, please call us. Can you please ensure that your property is locked and secure when you leave, as some offences can be prevented by having secure premises. Now the better weather is coming (hopefully!), if you go away, ensure you cancel newspaper & milk deliveries, and make neighbours you trust aware that you’ll be away, so they can keep an eye on your property as well.
Priority Two – Anti Social Behaviour (ASB)
Following an increase in reported ASB incidents in both the Gerrards Cross and Denham areas patrols will be increased in reported locations and offenders have been identified. We will be working in partnership with Housing Authorities and reminding tenants of their obligations under their tenancy agreements. If you do witness any Anti-Social Behaviour, please contact us so we can deal fairly, robustly and promptly to prevent escalation.
Priority Three – Speeding
Speeding is an area that has been highlighted and we will be working with colleagues from Roads Policing on Operations to highlight the dangers of driving at excess speed. We are now collating information received from members of public and will be expediting operations in various roads.
We regularly publish messages though our social media platforms as well as those of the County Council, to try and raise awareness and give people advice on what they can do to reduce the chance of them being subject to a crime.
Incidents of large heavy goods vehicles parking on the pavement and grass verge on Redhill, Denham. This was not only forcing pedestrians to walk on the road but also causing damage to both the pavement and verge. Regular patrols by the Neighbourhood Policing Team (NHPT) identified vehicles and drivers were given words of advice. There has been a noticeable decrease in vehicles parking in the area.
There was an increase in fly tipping in the lanes particularly around the Fulmer area. Not only is this unsightly but also causes disruption to road users and financial implications to local authorities who have to remove the rubbish. The NHPT have increased patrols in these lanes which has reduced the incidents.
Offenders Brought to Justice
20 year old male arrested and cautioned following Threats To Kill in Denham area.
54 year old female arrested and charged for assaulting a Police Officer in Gerrards Cross.
30 year old male arrested and charged following an attempted burglary at Buckinghamshire Golf Club, Denham.
30 year old male arrested and charged following an attempted burglary at a hairdressing salon in Gerrards Cross.
Following a police pursuit in Denham, a 24 year old male was arrested and charged with Dangerous Driving.
24 year old male arrested and charged under Proceeds Of Crime.
24 year old female and a 36 year old male were arrested and charged for attempting to break into a vehicle in New Denham.
27 year old male arrested and charged for Assault With Injury in Denham Green.
27 year old male arrested and charged for causing Criminal Damage in Denham Green.
For any slow time issues you wish to discuss with us then please contact:
DenhamGerrardsCrossNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk or TWEET us on @TVPChiltSBucks