Batley and Spen

Covering : Batley, Birkenshaw, Birstall, Cleckheaton, East Bierley, Gomersal, Heckmondwike, Liversedge and surrounding areas.

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Lead area Inspector on all priorities: Inspector 3482 Calpin

 

Ward Area: Batley West

Local Priority Lead Sergeant: PS 6140 Maloney

Local Priority Lead Problem Solving Officer: PC 2480 Stanley

  

Manor Way area: Set July 2021

  • To disrupt and engage with nuisance youths around the Manor Way area, particularly targeting Misuse of Drugs offences and Anti-Social Behaviour.

Update September 2021


We are dealing with this issue by increasing high visibility patrols in the area. We are also using ASB Legislation if required to prevent the youths from returning to the location if warnings are not heeded.


All Batley West: Set July 2021

  • To target Anti-Social vehicle use and speeding at various locations across the Batley West ward area.

Update September 2021


We have Operation Tireminster in place which involves conducting speed checks at various locations across Batley.


Ward Area: Heckmondwike

Local Priority Lead Sergeant: PS 6140 Maloney

Local Priority Lead Problem Solving Officer: PC 1587 Harrison

 

All Heckmondwike area: Set July 2021

  • To target Anti-Social vehicle use & speeding at various locations across the Heckmondwike ward area.

Update September 2021


We have Operation Tireminster in place which involves conducting speed checks at various locations across Heckmondwike.


Height’s Lane area: Set September 2021

  • To target Anti-Social behaviour around Height’s Lane Heckmondwike after several reports of anti-social behaviour in the area. We are working with Kirklees Council and our Anti-Social behaviour team to ensure that these issues are resolved.

 

Ward Area: Cleckheaton

Local  Priority Lead Sergeant: PS 1623 Teal

Local Priority Lead Problem Solving Officer: PC 2495 Miller

 

Cleckheaton Town Centre  Set: October 2021

  • To target anti-social behaviour and nuisance youths in the town centre causing issues to local businesses.

Update October 2021

We have responded to a number of these reports and are currently collating CCTV images and witness statements. Some offenders have been identified and we will be dealing with them in due course. We will continue with high visibility patrols throughout the Halloween, Bonfire and the run up to Christmas. 

 

Stone Street area: Set July 2021

  • To target anti-social off road bike use on the fields at the rear of Stone Street.

Update October 2021


We have continued high visibility patrols and have been able to increase our Off Road Bike Team with another trained Officer. There has been a decrease in reports of off road nuisance bikes in this area however our Off Road Bike Officers we will continue to follow up on these calls for service.


All Cleckheaton area: Set July 2021

  • To target commercial burglary offences.

Update October 2021


We have created a Dark night / Burglary Operation to help combat the travelling criminals who come from other areas using the roads network into our areas to commit Burglary offences. By use of Roads Policing Officers and NPT Officers we have been actively looking for and stop checking vehicles and persons travelling into our area on evenings and nights. We will continue with this Operation during the build up to the Christmas festivities, actively pursuing and targeting Burglary suspects. 


Ward Area: Batley East

Local Priority Lead Sergeant: PS 1623 Teal

Local Priority Lead Problem Solving Officer: PC 4953 Pringle

 

Warwick Road area: Set September 2021

  • To disrupt and engage with anti-social vehicle use / behaviour, drug misuse and environmental issues. Working with our partner agencies at Kirklees Council to resolve the issues highlighted to the local councillors.

Update October 2021

We have been carrying our regular high visibility patrols in the area and Officers will continue with these patrols going forward. We are working closely with Kirklees Council to resolve any issues reported to the local councillors. We encourage residents to contact our 101 number to report any anti-social behaviour in the area.

 

Soothill area: Set July 2021

  • To target anti-social off road bike use in the Soothill area.

Update October 2021


We have continued with high visibility patrols and have been able to increase our Off Road Bike Team. There has been a decrease in reports of off road nuisance bikes and this area however our Off Road Bike Team will continue to follow up on calls for service.

 


Ward Area: Birstall, Birkenshaw and East Bierley

Local Priority Lead Sergeant: PS 2440 Hinchcliffe

Local Priority Problem Solving Officer :PC 1785 Hirst & PC 5143 Ashley


Fieldhead Estate area: Set July 2021

  • To disrupt and engage with nuisance youths at Fieldhead Estate and the surrounding areas, particularly targeting off road bikes and Anti-Social Behaviour.

Update October 2021

We have continued with high visibility patrols in the area, engaging with youths at every opportunity. There has been a noticeable decrease in the use of off-road bikes/quads. The focus has now moved to combatting youth anti-social behaviour, including firework misuse during the build up to Mischievous night/Bonfire night.


Birstall, Birkenshaw and East Bierley area: Set July 2021

  • To target burglary dwelling offences.

Update October 2021

We have created a Dark nights/Burglary Operation to help combat the travelling criminals, who come from other areas using the roads network into our areas to commit Burglary offences. By use of Roads Policing Officers, Local Patrol Officers and NPT Officers we have been actively looking for and stop checking vehicles and persons travelling into our area on evenings and nights.

We will continue with this Operation during the build up to the Christmas festivities, actively pursuing the targeting Burglary suspects.

 


Ward area: Liversedge

Local Priority lead Sergeant: PS 2440 Hinchcliffe

Local Priority Problem Solving Officers: PC 2064 Tennant & PC 1380 Armitage

 

Windy Bank Estate area: Set July 2021

  • Targeting the Misuse of Drugs offences and Anti-Social Behaviour within Windy Bank Estate.

Update October 2021

We continue with high visibility focused patrols on Windy Bank Estate, engaging with local youths at every opportunity. We have been stop searching and arresting potential drug dealers/users. Several suspect have been prosecuted.

Our two new Ward Officers for this location (PC Tennant and PC Armitage) have been briefed and have now taken ownership for the Local Priority Problems occurring at this location.

We have been working closely with Kirklees Council and other partners to get the Community Centre back up and running, to enable local people/youths to have somewhere to go and to have something to do locally. 
 

Hill Top, Gomersal area: Set July 2021

  • To target Anti-Social Vehicle use & speeding around Hill Top, Gomersal.

Update October 2021

We have continued to complete speed checks in this area and surrounding areas. The Police have now purchased extra Speed checking equipment for the use of Local NPT Officers. We are in the process of training more staff to be able to use the equipment, so we can be out there on the ground preventing anti-social vehicle use at all times of the day and night.

We are acutely aware that since the Coronavirus restrictions have been lifted that this has become a public priority for us.

We are also working closely with partners to help improve road layouts to prevent/deter speeding vehicles. 

 

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Serious Offence
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Ref: KD4082
Public Order
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Ref: KD4081
Theft From Shop
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Ref: KD4078
Theft of Pedal Cycle
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