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Iver/Stoke Poges/George Green
Neighbourhood Team Your neighbourhood team consists of Sergeant 5731 Dan RYDER PCSO 6801 Roy FISHER PCSO 9773 Michael LOWN PCSO 9853 Eloise WARING
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 8% reduction in the number of burglaries compared with the same quarter last year. Considering that a larger proportion of residents were restricted and working from home last year, it is an encouraging sign that our increased presence in known burglary area is having the desired effect.
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 such as Stoke Poges recently. 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. This has assisted in our disruption and helped us to see this reduction
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 that we adopted last year is proving to be effective.
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. We have been successful in issuing a number of injunctions, Criminal behaviour orders, Community protection warnings and closure orders, which also in some cases include exclusion areas. These orders appear to have had a desired affect on the individuals and controlled the behaviour.
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.
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. Recently, our attention has been directed towards the recreation grounds in Iver, Iver Heath and Stoke Poges as these areas seem to be attracting undesirable elements. 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 in and around Bells Hill, Church Road Iver and Wood Lane, Iver.
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 8 vehicles and reported the drivers 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 2925 Steve BOX is no longer part of your local team. PC Box has left us to progress his career in another department. PC Box has been a community officer in south Bucks for 11 years and has worked in Gerrards Cross, Beaconsfield and Iver and has served each of his communities proudly and hope you will join us in wishing him every luck in his new role. PC Box replacement PC Dan McBROOM will be joining our team over the next few weeks. PC McBroom is very much looking forward to taking on the role and we know will be a great asset to our team and look forward to him starting. Dan is coming from the local response team and knows the area well, he is proactive and keen to assist us in tackling any community issues.
We also look forward to introducing you soon to a new PCSO that will be joining our Team. PCSO WARING 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, 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 the officer and the vehicle 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 LPA 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 24/06/2021 – Iver – Seizure of suspected drugs – Community resolution issued to Iver resident 16/07/2021 – Iver – Burglar arrested at location in Iver . Offender from West Drayton 19/07/2021 – Iver – House broken into and car stolen – 5 persons arrested – all from outside of Iver area 27/07/2021 – Iver – Possession of bladed article – Community resolution issued to offender from Hillingdon 07/08/2021 – Iver – Vehicle stopped and searched – small amount of cannabis found – Community resolution issued to offender from Bristol 10/08/2021 – Iver – Male stopped and cannabis found – Community resolution issued to offender from Hayes 06/09/2021 – Iver – possession of stolen van – offender from Uxbridge arrested and charged 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 agricultural society day in Stoke Poges and the Family Charity day in Iver. 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.
Please also consider that with the team seeing new PCSO’s and officers arriving we are increasing our presence at the Police office at Iver Parish Council, so please feel free to drop by.
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