05/04/12....Thame neighbourhood policing update - April -
JUST out is the latest Thame neighbourhood update from Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Chris Hollis, PCSO Diane Jackson and PCSO Richard Howard.
The Local Priority for Thame, as identified by the community and the police, is currently:
Anti-social behavior (ASB). This is focused on the town centre car parks and behaviour in the town’s park areas.
As the weather improves, we are aware that the litter levels in the town’s parks can also rise. We strongly urge people to use the bins provided and anyone caught littering will be dealt with accordingly. Also, can we please remind dog owners to clear up after their dogs, while out on foot and cycle patrols recently we have noticed many pavements covered in dog excrement.
We continue to work with our partners such as Soha Housing, Sovereign Housing, Highways etc. ensuring that we liaise on a regular basis. We also have close regular contact with schools in the Thame area to maintain the good rapport we have built up.
Out and about
PCSO Diane Jackson attended and took part in Thame Tidy on March 25, this is a local initiative intended to get Thame looking tidy for the summer. Diane did this in her spare time which shows the dedication she has to keeping Thame a clean, safe place to live.
PCSO Chris Hollis was invited into Lord Williams Upper School to talk to the school about staying safe and making the right choices. He was accompanied by PCSO Diane Jackson and the talk was well received.
PCSO Chris Hollis & PCSO Diane Jackson noticed an occupied tent in the Cuttlebrook, they spoke to the occupant and have moved him on.
We have participated in the following operations during March:
Maginot - this operation continues to run, tackling travelling criminals entering and leaving our area. Due to an increase in thefts from vehicles in the Thame area and surrounding villages, we have been deploying the Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) device at dedicated times and providing a highly visible police presence aimed at deterring and preventing offences taking place, offering reassurance and assisting in the capture and prosecution of offenders.
ANPR is a powerful tool that can help prevent crime by identifying flagged vehicles.
Benefits of ANPR
ANPR identifies suspect vehicles that may not normally attract police attention.
Unlicensed or uninsured vehicles are likely to be seized on the spot by ANPR equipped officers.
It can be used to gather intelligence on known criminals and for running pro-active operations using dedicated Roads Policing intercept teams.
ANPR cameras are not safety cameras - they are not used by Thames Valley Police to catch speeding or otherwise law abiding motorists. ANPR cameras are not used to generate money for the Government or other agencies.
Magpie - this operation involves checking parked vehicles in local car parks for valuables left on display.
Mangrove - this was set up as a result of fuel thefts from heavy goods vehicles in our local area. This operation involves us carrying out static patrols in key areas at key times in marked vehicles.
Moonlight - this operation will be running continuously and is working to protect the night time economy of Thame town centre by preventing and detecting ASB/violent assaults and managing licensed premises. PCSOs are working with police officers to conduct high visibility patrols in the town centre and liaising with the pubs and carrying out license checks.
Offenders brought to justice
A 26 year old man was charged or summonsed for shoplifting
A 44 year man received an adult restorative resolution for shoplifting
A 28 year old man was charged or summonsed for shoplifting
A 23 year man received a formal warning for drug possession – Cannabis
A 22 year man was issued with a fixed penalty notice for public order act offences (Sections 4, 4A and 5) alarm or distress/fear or provocation of violence
A 21 year man was issued with a fixed penalty notice for public order act offences (Sections 4, 4A and 5) alarm or distress/fear or provocation of violence
A 28 year old man was charged or summonsed for shoplifting
The Home Office national crime mapping website gives the public access to street-level crime information as well as information on their Neighbourhood Policing Teams, Neighbourhood Priorities and Events - details of Have Your Say and other neighbourhood activities. Log on to www.police.uk type in your local postcode or neighbourhood name and then click on ‘Find out more’.
This free service provides information to subscribers about crime and police activity in their area via phone or email. It also includes information on what we and our partner services are doing to bring offenders to justice or combat anti-social behaviour, and information on opportunities for local residents to raise concerns with their local policing teams. More information can be obtained via our website, and you can sign up here too: http://www.tvpcommunitymessaging.org/rmwebportal/startup.aspx.
Have Your Say online
You can now send non-emergency messages to us using the online form that is available on the Thames Valley Police website. A number of people have already sent their concerns using this method. For you to do that please follow the link: LINK. Please allow some time for us to get back to you as we do check our mail box only at certain times of the day.
There is also the opportunity to attend Have Your Say meetings in person. Upcoming Have Your Say meetings are:–
Tuesday 10 April at the Co-Op Café, High Street, Thame with PCSO Diane Jackson
Friday 20 April at the Co-Op Café, High Street, Thame with PCSO Richard Howard
These meetings are an ideal opportunity for local residents to speak to their local police officers and PCSOs about any local issues, no appointment is necessary just turn up and speak to your local officers. Further meetings will be publicised locally and on the force website at www.thamesvalley.police.uk
If you want any advice or would like to contact the neighbourhood team you can call us on the police non-emergency number 101 or email: ThameNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk. Please note this email address cannot be used to contact Thames Valley Police to report crimes or for any urgent matters. Alternatively you can visit the force website at www.thamesvalley.police.uk to view information on your neighbourhood.