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Denham and Gerrards Cross neighbourhood policing team latest update

Alert message sent 30/11/2020 09:58:00

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Neighbourhood Team
Your neighbourhood team consists of:
PS 5731 Dan Ryder
PC 6463 Teresa Covey
PCSO 9345 Paul Dobbin
PCSO 7958 Paul Austin

Neighbourhood Priorities

The priorities for your Neighbourhood Policing Team (NHPT) will be decided by the Policing Issues Panel; comprised of representatives from Community Boards from the whole of Chiltern & South Bucks. The Police do not run the panel, although we do attend as representatives. This allows us to speak to a wide cross-section of the community, find out what you most want improved in the area and consider how we and others can accomplish these aims. The top three priorities are chosen by the forum every three months and are then assumed by your Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Priority – Speeding

Speeding has been an area of concern to many residents within the community, especially this year when we saw the roads becoming less congested with traffic, due to more people working from home. Understandably, we have not been able to complete any Community Speed Watch Events during the pandemic. To address this, hopefully you would have seen from our social media pages, and we have increased speed enforcement.

Over this period, we completed the following: October Windsor Rd, GX 86 vehicles passed our camera, 6 of those exceeding the speed limit, the highest being 36 mph. Also A40, East Common, 105 vehicles passed camera, only 1 exceeded the speed limit at 44 mph. In November in Fulmer Road, Fulmer 110 vehicles passed our camera, 7 exceeded the speed limit, the highest being 36 mph.

To support this, we are training more officers to conduct speed measurement; using enforcement devices. We are reviewing the information we are getting from these operations and using this data to guide future deployments. We work very closely with our Roads Policing Dept. and work with them when operational demand allows.

More of this work will continue over the festive period; including our annual Drink Drive Campaign.

Priority – Burglary

From September 2020 to December 2020 in Burglaries have seen a decrease of 35% in Burglaries from last quarter (Sept to Dec) from 23 down to 15 burglaries.

October saw the start of our Winter Burglary Campaign, which utilised crime analysis to predict where future offending may occur. We have targeted these areas; providing crime prevent advice, high visibility, deter & deter patrols, and general target-hardening of the wider environment.

Beyond local Neighbourhood and Response officers, recent police operations have also included colleagues from Metropolitan Police, Hertfordshire and British Transport Police; tackling cross-border offending. As a universal priority for respective communities, our collective resources have proven a highly effective means apprehending those suspected of being responsible.

Please remember to not leave your house in darkness, and consider purchases of alarms, timer switches and doorbell cameras are all great tools in combatting burglars. Take a look at Thames Valley Police Website for further crime prevention advice or contact your local Neighbourhood Team.

Priority – Anti-Social Behaviour

We have seen a different trend in Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) this year, the community have been utilising open spaces where restrictions have limited their normal activities. Unfortunately, this has attracted those who have tried to disrupt communities. Over the Summer months, we identified areas that were becoming of a concern to us. We monitored reports for time parameters, completed Hi-Vis Patrols, took action against those causing most harm. Working in partnership with Buckinghamshire Council, dispersal orders were also occasionally utilised to support our joint aims.

Following numerous reports of off road scrambler bikes/quads in Hedgerley Lane, Hollybush Lane and Pickeridge Farm, extensive patrols were carried out and partnership work carried out to install new gates. This has resulted in a considerable drop in reports.

During October, we understandably focused more specifically on Anti-social Behaviour; when access to fireworks and other hijinks become more common. Yet, we were pleased to see so many sticking to guidelines and finding means to celebrate these events safely.
Recently, our attention has been directed towards open spaces and parks, as these areas seem to be attracting undesirable elements. You can help us by reporting issues to us on web forms, or via 101.

Other News

PS Dan Ryder has joined our team. Dan is a very pro-active Officer and is already having good results with Drug Warrants etc.

Following the recent Theft from motor vehicles in Gerrards Cross, Fulmer, Hedgeley, Wexham, Stoke Poges and around Black park. A Black Renault Megane stopped, 2 males arrested for TFMV and Going equipped, property related to some of these offences located along with glass hammer and other tools.

2 Drugs warrants have been carried out in Denham Green and Cannabis found.

Following numerous reports of ASB and incidents at The Soin Lounge, New Denham, the NH team have been working in conjunction with Bucks Council, Environmental Health and Licencing and their licence has been revoked.

After a report of a Courier Scam to Action Fraud in GX, following investigation, suspects were identified by Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and believed responsible for in excess of 10+ offences in Oxon & South Vale and Buckinghamshire Police Areas. Suspects were arrested in London and currently on bail.

In October the NH Team along with Special Constables and Officers from British Transport Police, carried out a Shoplifting Operation in GX.

Op Sceptre

In the week commencing 09/11/2020 we supported national efforts to address Knife Crime. This included officers conducting knife sweeps in communal spaces, knife surrender locations and our schools officer presenting themed presentations in local schools; offering help, support and guidance.

COVID Compliance

Over many months, our Neighbourhood teams have worked closely with colleagues in Buckinghamshire Council. You may have seen us out and about in various locations with the Environmental Health officers from the Council; challenging apparent non-compliance with COVID restrictions. Most locations across our neighbourhood have been supportive of the Government’s guidelines, and those where the public have voiced concerns have greatly improved safe business practice, with the right advice.

Recently we have visited Tesco, Beaconsfield Services and other small or independent shops, restaurants, petrol stations and public houses to reinforce Government guidelines.

Offenders Brought to Justice
10/10/2020 – A male was arrested for Possession of an Offensive Weapon and Drink Driving, Beaconsfield Services.
16/10/2020 – A male was searched and arrested for Possession of Cannabis and received a Caution on Oxford Road, Denham.
18/10/2020 –A vehicle was stopped and searched and a male found in possession of cannabis and received a Caution at BP Petrol Station, A40, Gerrards Cross.
04/11/2020 – A vehicle was searched at the electricity sub-station, Denham and a pot containing cannabis was found. The driver received a Caution.
25/11/2020 – A vehicle was seized in relation to a burglary in Denham Green and one of the suspects was found in possession of a chisel. The female received a Caution.
Last week three offenders were arrested for Catalytic Convertors Thefts, this is an ongoing investigation at this time. These arrests were following Officer engaging with local scrap metal merchants to prevent this trending crime.
Have Your Say Events
During the Pandemic we have had to move away from ‘HAVE YOUR SAY’ Events as normally they encourage people to gather which we are looking to avoid. We understand some people still want to see us face to face, therefore we have been looking at ways we can still give people the opportunity to speak with officers, pass concerns, information or a smile and a wave to your children. To overcome gatherings we have identified areas for us to be present, visible and whilst completing our never-ending paperwork. We want the areas to be key points in each community where people are able to see us safely, varying times throughout the month and locations. Due to various reasons, on demand, operationally commitments and to prevent large gatherings we will not be publishing times and dates. however we wish to make the community aware of these locations and if you see a Police vehicle or officer at these locations, we are there for you to speak to us, please come and say hello and help us identify any concerns you have or any information, you may feel will assist us.

The Shell Garage, Denham Green
BP Garage, A40 Denham
Bus Turning Circle, Packhorse Rd, GX
The Village Hall, Fulmer
The Village Shop, Hedgerley

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