Your local policing team is made up of dedicated neighbourhood officers and community support officers based in your community, supported by additional officers from the wider area. We work closely with our partners and engage the community when deciding our policing priorities for your area. By working together we aim to find solutions to longstanding local problems while maintaining our wider focus on preventing crime and antisocial behaviour across Nottinghamshire.
Our next priorities starting July until end of September in the City North area will remain the same nuisance bikes and antisocial behaviour (ASB).These priorities have been locally identified through the Crime and Drugs Partnership respect survey along with the beat team itself in consultation with partner agencies. Operations covering both nuisance bikes and ASB will be conducted throughout city North over the next 3 months.The Prevention of Crime and ASB is a priority set out by the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner as well as the Youth Commission Priorities to seek rehabilitation against re-offending.This is what the City North beat team including Community protection will be doing to help tackle both issues:-• Target hotspot areas.• Encouraging reports from the public.• Work closely with partner agencies. • Build intelligence pictures to identify potential offenders and offer diversions.• Discuss tactics and give updates in joint agency meetings.• Use social media to give you timely updates. • Swiftly Process offenders and use both police and civil powers to hinder future activity including housing.April UpdateAt this time of year we often see an increase in the use of Off Road Bikes on open spaces across the area which can be a real problem for local residents.In response to this we have already planned a number of operations utilising the off road bike team.The first operation with the off road bike team resulted in the use of off road motorbikes being disrupted and a stolen motorbike recovered.In relation to ASB we have been engaging well with young people in the Top Valley area, and have taken positive action against one young person for verbal abuse and ASB with him being summonsed to court.Young people in the area have been more receptive to contact with Police staff and officers which we hope will provide a good grounding to build on in the future alongside colleagues from youth groups.We are now well into spring with lighter nights and better weather. This is also the first spring in 2 years without COVID restrictions and we are seeing the community being very active with outdoor activities.As a result there has been an increase in the number of ASB incidents reported to the police across Bulwell. Some of these have been centred around busy public spaces including shopping areas and parks. The Neighbourhood Policing Team have been responding to these incidents and taking positive action where possible.To assist officers in dealing with such incidents there have been Dispersal Orders in place covering Bulwell Town Centre at a weekend giving officers additional powers to deal with individuals causing problems. This will continue as we move into the summer months.As part of the teams ongoing work a number of Acceptable Behaviour Contracts have been issued to those involved in ASB which will be monitored and further action taken if required.Regular patrols are continuing and is a focus of the beat team with the lighter evenings and warmer weather approaching. 1 problem household in the area appeared to have move on who caused countless ASB issues for residents on the Edwards Lane estate. Another family who are largely responsible for ASB in the Selkirk way area off Mansfield Road have also been evicted following numerous complaints. May update The beat team worked closely with the off-road bike team last month on a nice Sunday afternoon.Due to the visibility this generates we had no calls about off road bikes in the areas we covered. These areas being the old Phoenix pit, Bulwell Hall park, Bulwell Forest golf course and Blenheim industrial estate.We seized a small pit bike from Bulwell Hall park so that will not be causing any issues anymore, this resulted in positive feedback from members of the public along with how quiet it was on Blenheim industrial estate due to our presence.ASB has fluctuated throughout the area and we used the Op Sceptre week of action to take some young children to the National gallery in the city centre which hosts a choices and consequences course for a couple of hours. We had response working with the beat team last week to engage and advise e-scooter users about the legalities and effects on other members of the public as we know that this has caused some annoyance over recent months.This was very successful and was a great opportunity to speak with members of public both using an e-scooter or just passing by we will endeavour to do more in the future.