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Neighbourhood Team Your neighbourhood team consists of Sergeant 7684 Antony Mee, PC 6463 Teresa Covey, PCSO 9345 Paul Dobbin, PCSO 7128 Rhiannon Bugden, PCSO 6801 Roy Fisher
The priorities for your Neighbourhood Policing Team (NHPT) are decided by the Community Forum for the whole of South Bucks. This steering group is made up of local residents and representatives from organisations across the area. The forum 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 One – Burglary
During the last three months there has been a 24% decrease in residential burglary offences. During the period Sept-Nov there have been 19 burglaries, compared with 25 for the same period last year.
The clocks have now gone back an hour and Christmas is fast approaching. Historically we do see an increase in offences during the darker evenings. Some offences can be readily prevented with only a little extra attention to security.
Homes with no security measures in place are five times more likely to be burgled than those with simple security measures. Good window locks and strong deadlocks can make a big difference. Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when you're just out in the garden, remembering to double-lock UPVC doors (lift handle and turn key). Hide all your keys, including car keys, out of sight and away from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook keys through the letterbox). Install a visual burglar alarm (as part of a suite of prevention measures - a burglar alarm on its own will not prevent entry to your home).
Install good outside lighting. Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property while you’re away. Leave radios or lights in your house on a timer. Secure bikes at home by locking them to an immoveable object inside a locked shed or garage. Keep ladders and tools stored away; don't leave them outside where they could be used to break into your home. Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property. Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges.
Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows. Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault. Please be mindful where you place you rubbish. Leaving big TV boxes on the doorstep in full view, leaves people a clue as to what you may have received as a gift this year for Christmas and do not leave wrapped presents under the tree early, visible from the window! Remember Santa doesn’t deliver until Christmas Eve!
The Neighbourhood Teams across the area have just completed a two week Operation, targeting burglary. Using PSTA – Peak Seasonal Trend Analysis, statistics are studied of burglaries over the same period last year and locations are identified and visited by Officers to offer crime prevention advice
Priority Two – Anti Social Behaviour (ASB)
We have made it through the Halloween and Bonfire period with a few sporadic reports of Anti-Social Behaviour. During this time the Neighbourhood Teams from across the Policing Area worked together under ‘Operation Ghostbuster’ to increase visible patrols in order to deal with ASB. There will continue to be various operations over the Christmas period in order to tackle ASB when the schools break up, and in order to combat the seasonal increase in Burglary.
Priority Three – Speeding
We will continue to deal with speeding and other bad driving when witnessed and support Community Speed Watch initiatives. Actual speed enforcement is carried out by our Roads Policing Department.
Sadly we said goodbye to PCSO Sarah Puksis, after working approx. 11 years on the area. Sarah has left to become a full time Police Officer and is currently in training. We wish her all the best. Who knows you may see her about in a different colour uniform!
However we have gained another PCSO to the team, Roy Fisher, who has transferred from another area. Roy is an experienced PCSO with nearly 5 years’ service under his belt.
W/C Mon 7th October 2019 was Rural Crime Week and in conjunction with this the NHPT ran two crime reduction events at the National Trust café at Cliveden in Taplow and a local garden centre, offering crime reduction advice, tack marking, tool marking etc.
A local dog owner was given suitable words of advice following an incident involving a deer. Though it is not a criminal offence, dog on wild animal, they were reminded to keep their pet under control in a public place.
Offenders Brought to Justice Nov 19 - 2 x males from London, 34 & 36 years old, charged with Burglary Dwelling & Theft of Motor Vehicle from offence in Gerrards Cross in Nov 18. Nov 19 – 31 yr old male charged whilst in prison for separate offence for Burglary Dwelling, Theft of Motor Vehicle and Fraud for offence in Denham in Aug 19. Oct 19 – 41 yr old male charged with Burglary Dwelling for an offence in Gerrards Cross in Aug 19 Oct 19 – 49 yr old male charged with assault for an assault in Denham Green in Aug 19 Sept 19 – 25 yr old male received a Caution for Assault in Denham in Sep 19 Oct 19 – 2 x males from Middlesex, 31 yrs & 49 yrs, charged with Theft of 2 x bottles champagne from M&S, Gerrards Cross in Apr 19 Oct 19 – A 37 yr old male charged with Theft of Pedal Cycle from Tesco, Gerrards Cross in Apr 19 and Obstructing a Police Officer
Have Your Say Events
Please see the below dates for our forthcoming Have Your Say events. Please come along and speak to your local NHT. Mon 13th Jan 2020 1000 – 1200 hrs Doctors Surgery, Denham Garden Village Wed 29th Jan 2020 1000 – 1200 hrs Fulmer Village Hall Fri 14th Feb 2020 1200 – 1400 hrs Waitrose, Gerrards Cross
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