You Said, We Did
The top three priorities were identified at the inaugural meeting of the Chiltern Community Forum which was held on 24th May 2018.
The priorities for your Neighbourhood Policing Team (NHPT) are decided by the Community Forum for the whole of Chiltern. 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.
You said: That drug dealing and usage in Chesham is a concern.
We did: Proactive stop checks have been conducted on numerous vehicles and persons in Chesham where drug offences have been suspected. Offenders have been arrested with positive disposals. Some drug offences are still under investigation including Possession with intent to supply.
Each month, areas of concern are identified using statistic and volume of calls. Officers are aware of the most demanding areas for drugs and Anti-Social behaviour and patrols these area’s in order to deter and detect.
We work closely with our intelligence department, sources and other police areas in order to build a bigger picture. Intelligence is a vital part of police work and recently acting on intelligence, a drugs warrant was executed. During that search, drugs were found.
You said: You wanted more burglary prevention
We did: All residential burglary offences have had officers attend and give crime prevention advice. All neighbouring properties are also visited by the Neighbourhood team.
We have conducted ANPR operations within the Chilterns in order to identify and deprive criminals using vehicles to enter our town. ANPR is also used to identify motoring offences too. We have continued to support Operation Glove which is a joint operation working with our Amersham and South Buckinghamshire colleagues
We have also attended numerous community events such as fetes over the summer to give burglary and other crime prevention advice with our partners such as the Community safety Team, Voices for Choices and Trading standards.
We were made aware of numerous Burglary’s that happened in places of worship. The NHPT provided burglary prevention and reassurance after positively identifying a suspect who was later arrested for the offences.
You said: Speeding offences are a concern.
We did: Enforcement has been taking place in Chesham and will continue through-out the year. Whilst drivers have been stopped for speeding, some stop checks have revealed that some drivers have had no insurance or road tax. Police have had positive results with vehicle seizures
Although speed is a concern, speed can also be an illusion. An example is that officers deployed to Chartridge Lane, Chesham due to numerous reports of speeding vehicles.
Over 80 vehicles were checked but out of that only three were driving between 30 - 35mph. These drivers were given words of advice
Community Speed Watch. There has been proactive deployment of the devices and there have has been successful results. Speed has been recorded on every occasion and those caught have been sent warning letters. When drivers have exceeded the limit excessively, they have had a visit from the police regarding their actions.
The new You Said…We Did (Community Priorities) for the next quarter will be:
- Drug Dealing and misuse: led by the police; this will be tackled through enforcement, intelligence gathering and education.
- Burglary and prevention: Led by police supported by the community; this will be tackled through pursuing offenders, Crime prevention activities including ANPR operations, Crime reduction events, and education
- Anti-Social Behaviour: led by the police and community; this will be tackled through, education and support from the neighbourhood policing team with high visibility prevention and prosecution of regular offenders.
- These priorities were identified at the quarterly meeting of the Chiltern Community Forum which was held on 4th September 2018 at the Chiltern District Council offices.
Online Community Forum
On Tuesday 26th June between 7pm and 9pm the virtual forum for Chiltern was completed. The public were able to connect to the forum from the comfort of their own home. The next forum will take place on 17th October 2018. Our readers can join the forum at http://thamesvp.coverpage.coveritlive.com. We hope that are readers will be able to help promote the online forums within Chiltern.
DVLA OPERATION: The Chesham team and special constables conducted another DVLA operation. The operations has been successful with a total of 45 vehicles clamped and fined for no road tax. Operations with the DVLA will continue but understandably, the operation dates will not be advertised.
Have your Say:
As usual, we will be in the town centre offering crime prevention advice. The next dates are: 6th October, 3rd November, 1st December and 5th January between 11:00am and 1:00pm. We will also be attending various events over the next few months.
Our “Twitter” feed @tvp_chiltsbucks will show you what the policing team are doing, will provide information on up and coming event and give friendly crime prevention advice. If you have already signed up, that’s great. We would ask that you please inform friends, family and colleagues to consider this too.
Offenders Brought to Justice
Between 24th May 2018 and 2nd September 2018