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Gerrards Cross & Denham
Neighbourhood Team Your neighbourhood team consists of Sergeant 5731 Dan RYDER PC 0795 Bryony POWELL PCSO 9345 Paul DOBBIN PCSO 7958 Paul AUSTIN
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 panel is not run by the Police, 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 – Burglary
From July to September 2021, we have seen an increase of only two Burglaries compared with the same quarter last year, which shows an increase of 17%. Considering that a larger proportion of residents were restricted and working from home last year, we are not surprised to have seen and fully expecting an increase this year. However given the increase is only two Burglaries, we still see this as an excellent achievement.
October is the start of our Winter Burglary Campaign, which utilised crime analysis to predict where future offending may occur. We will target these areas; providing crime prevent advice, together with touchdown procedures including high visibility, specific 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.
Over the last few months we have monitored any burglaries that have occurred and identified any developing patterns. On seeing these trends we have then enhanced our patrols in the area and utilising Social media to increase our visibility to both the community and any potential offenders. We maintain High visibility patrols around the road Networks to stop, disrupt and deter cross border Burglars. With so few Burglaries, we have also targeted the area’s most vulnerable to Keyless motor vehicle thefts.
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 not seen an appreciable level of anti-social behaviour this quarter and we believe that the higher visibility process and use of social media that we have adopted over last year is proving to be effective.
At the start of the summer, the team carried out a week of action targeting community asb hot spots, this assisted us in identifying offenders and issuing the relevant warnings and processes on them, we have also seen a decrease in reports in these areas.
This last quarter we have worked closely with partnership agencies including housing and the council to disrupt offenders that have caused the largest impact on our communities. This has included work currently ongoing to resolve the ongoing issues of Scrambler Bikes on numerous fields.
During October, we will focus more specifically on Anti-social Behaviour; when access to fireworks and other hijinks become more common. Last year, we were pleased to see so many sticking to guidelines and finding means to celebrate these events safely.
We are aware of current Anti social Behaviour areas, our attention has been and will continue to be around Denham Cricket Ground, Alderbourne Field New Denham Recreation ground and West Common & East Common in Gerrards Cross. You can help us by reporting issues to us on web forms, or via 101.
Priority – Speeding
Speeding has been an area of concern to many residents within the community but, with the slight increase in traffic gradually taking effect, the number of complaints has reduced. We have not been able to complete any Community Speed Watch Events during the summer due to the lack of volunteers. To address this, we are hoping to increase speed enforcement on A40/Oxford Road and Windsor Road in Gerrards Cross and Tilehouse Lane and A412 in Denham.
We also have been proactively looking to target offenders of speeding by identifying no insurance, drivers licence and no tax to seize their vehicles off them. Your local neighbourhood team have seized 12 vehicles and reported drivers for these offences in this area over the last 3 months. Making the streets safer to use
To support this, we are training more officers to conduct speed measurement and enforcement; using the speed enforcement devices. Unfortunately enhancing the training to officers on the devices has been a slow process due to Covid restrictions however we are happy to report that training has recommenced to increase our numbers. 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.
As you can see from the top of the newsletter. PC Teresa COVET is no longer part of your local team. PC COVEY has left us to progress his career in the Local Problem Solving Team, so has not gone far. PC COVEY has been a community officer in south Bucks for a number of years and was well respected by her communities she served and hope you will join us in wishing her every luck in his new role. PC COVEY has been replaced by PC Bryony POWELL, PC POWELL has joined us from the local response team and knows the area well, she has previously served as a Police community support officer and therefore has good knowledge of the role, PC POWELL has already started to show her dedication to being out in the community and showing this on social media with her patrols, please stop and say Hello.
We also look forward to introducing you soon to a new PCSO that will be joining our Team. PCSO Sarah CHURCHWARD is due to start over the coming weeks and we look forward to giving you more of an introduction in our next newsletter
In August PS Ryder and PCSO Desai spotted a Silver Peugeot 208 on Denham Road, travelling from Denham, towards Iver Heath, Vehicle initially failed to stop, however he managed to get it stopped A412 Uxbridge road, 4 males were in vehicle two male made off. 2 detained by officer and the vehicle and males were searched, located gloves, numerous tools and jewellery and bank cards. Males both arrested for going equipped and Theft from motor vehicle. Enquiries have linked this vehicle and offenders to a large number of theft from vehicle offences across TVP, Herts and metropolitan police area
In July PS Ryder Stopped a Black Mercedes A class and searched under Section 23 Misuse of drugs Act and located in the centre console two pouches of jellied sweets which contained 4/6 sweets each. The pouches had a distinct smell of cannabis coming from them. Driver arrested for Possession with intent to supply Class B controlled drug. Working with PCSO DOBBIN a premise search located a parcel wrapped in gaffer tape it is estimated 1 kilo in weight. approx. 18 boxes full of Gummies, which again smelt of cannabis. We estimate 9000-18000 gummies. Also contained large boxes of legal highs and many boxes piled high of gas canisters, balloons and large gas canisters. The male arrested has been linked to selling these products putting 3 youths into hospital across the area including Gerrards Cross and Beaconsfield over previous months and we are happy to report this huge disruption in taking a large number of these harmful products off our streets.
Offenders Brought to Justice 21/07/2021 – Ethorpe Hotel – teenagers on roof throwing tiles at cars. Offenders issued with Community Resolution 25/07/2021 – Denham – Cannabis found in car. Offender from West London arrested and COMMUNITY Resolution issued 27/07/2021 – Vehicle damaged at Black Horse Pub, Fulmer. Community resolution issued to offender from Slough 04/08/2021 – Shoplifting from BP express, Oxford Road. Non local offender arrested and charged 19/08/2021 – Cannabis possession – Community resolution issed 21/08/2021 – Bull Hotel – Possession of Class B drugs. Offender arrested and cautioned 21/08/2021 – Bull Hotel - Public order offence. Offender arrested and cautioned 26/08/2021 – Gerrards Cross – Possession of Cannabis – Community Resolution issued Have Your Say Events During the Pandemic we had to move away from ‘HAVE YOUR SAY’ Events as normally they encourage people to gather which we were looking to avoid. We understand some people still want to see us face to face, therefore we had 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.
We have recently been able to attend community events such as the New Denham Family day and various events at Schools. We are planning over the next weeks to try and utilise the pop up Police station as part of our Winter Campaign, we will put locations up on social media, so please continue to follow our sites and come and say Hello.
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