These are the latest police priorities for Gedling borough cops

Crackdowns on anti-social behaviour and speeding are amongst the policing priorities for this month across Gedling borough.

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Crackdowns on anti-social behaviour and speeding are amongst the policing priorities for this month across Gedling borough.

The local policing priorities are set every few months and the public can have their say on what they should be by completing a survey – which can be found here: https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/neighbourhoods/what-matters

The next set of priorities will be shared next month.

SPEEDING

Identified as a priority because:

Speeding has been identified as an issue in most areas, with local residents and elected members concerned about speeding issues and the dangers associated with speeding offences.

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Here’s what Gedling Neighbourhood Policing Teams plan to do:

We are carrying out high-visibility speeding operations across the borough to both catch people speeding, but to also influence drivers and driving habits on our roads. This focus will be carried out by our Reacher and Neighbourhood Teams at highlighted locations across this period to additionally deter poor driving practices, with a number of actions to be considered when speeding and other driving related offences are discovered.

ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

Identified as a priority because:

Anti-social behaviour has a real effect on victims and the community. Often people become repeat victims and require support from the police and partner agencies. We know that anti-social behaviour is a priority for the local community. Anti-social behaviour also leads to other offences such Criminal Damage, Assault and this can lead to lasting harm. Anti-social behaviour in the Gedling Borough is also linked to the use of controlled drugs particularly in open public spaces. Anti-social behaviour affects victim’s quality of life and without intervention of the police or partner agencies this often goes on for an extended period of time. Concerns around ASB are now increasing due to the easing of the COVID19 regulations which means that this will be a priority for the Gedling Borough throughout the next quarter.

Here’s what Gedling Neighbourhood Policing Teams plan to do:

We have identified key areas to target high visibility patrols. We are working together with the Gedling Neighbourhood Wardens to identify and deal with perpetrators. We are also supported by Special Constables who carry out additional patrols during the evenings and weekends when ASB is most prevalent. Schools officers are also providing educational inputs at local academies in order to reduce the likelihood of ASB. We are also working with partner agencies to support detached youth work in the Gedling Borough which will provide diversion opportunities for young people. We are also working together with private and social housing sectors to deal with those who cause nuisance through excessive noise or other behaviour that has a profound effect on victim’s lives. We risk assess repeat victims and ensure that appropriate support agencies are involved where required. We will also carry out patrols linked to drug use in ‘open spaces’ as this does contribute to reported anti-social behaviour in the Gedling Borough.

SHOP THEFT

Identified as a priority because:

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There has been an identified increase in Shop Theft which results in financial loss which can have an impact on businesses. In some cases repeat offenders are abusive and threatening towards door staff and have used violence in order to steal. This leads to staff fearing for their personal safety. Shop Theft offenders often travel to the Gedling Borough to commit crime and are sometimes involved in other acquisitive crime. Gedling has several hotspot areas where offences have increased such as the Victoria Retail Park, Carlton Hill and Madford Retail Park.

Here’s what Gedling Neighbourhood Policing Teams plan to do:

We are carrying out patrols in hotspot locations. We are targeting known and prolific offenders by Neighbourhood Policing and Operation Reacher officers working together. We are reviewing reports of Shop Theft in order to identify patterns, trends and to secure any evidence such as CCTV footage. We are working together with the council to introduce a ‘Shop Watch’ scheme in hotspot areas which will see the increased sharing of information and intelligence between the police, partners and local businesses. We are working together with the retail crime lead to carry out early intervention work around known offenders. Gedling is also a pilot area for a collaborative project with the Co-op in order to reduce offences.

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