Dewsbury

Covering : Dewsbury, Mirfield, Ravensthorpe, Thornhill Edge, Town Centre, Chickenley, Earlsheaton, Upper Hopton, Lower Hopton and surrounding areas.

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Neighbourhood Priorities

Lead Inspector: 2336 Lockwood

 

Ward area: Dewsbury East Ward  

Problem Solving Officers: PC 1392 Hopson, PC 3334 Sturdy, Funded Town Centre Team Officers

Lead Sergeant: PS 3638 Oates 

 

Town Centre Area: Set February 2022.

  • Town centre youth Anti-Social behaviour regarding Dewsbury bus station & surrounding street / stores. We will, with colleagues at Safer Kirklees and town centre team officers develop bespoke patrol plans, utilise partner funded focused deterrent car tasking aimed at youth engagement & diversion into high demand areas, instigate a problem solving investigation to include single OIC oversight of related crime investigations, and utilise Anti-Social Management tactics such as dispersal powers when required to prevent further issues occurring. Members of public can report directly to officers on ward patrols, via 101/999 or online reporting tools, or attendance at any publicised public meetings. Additional information will be shared where relevant via WYP Community Alert and the Dewsbury & Mirfield NPT Facebook page.

 

Update March 2022 –

NPT officers via a problem-solving investigation have identified 33 youth nominals present in groups involved with issues in town centre issues. ASB offender management action has included Anti-Social Behaviour Contracts, ASB “yellow letter” warnings, home visits with parents, arrest for relevant offences (including instances of charge and bail conditions). ASB information has been shared with Safer Kirklees colleagues for further review and consideration of housing related warning notices. Officers have also conducted several Trojan bus deployments under operation Traintre. This was a partnership operation in conjunction with Arriva, Metro, detached youth workers, town centre team colleagues, and other youth early intervention services. Additional officers have also been deployed on enhanced patrols under operation Testland within the town centre. Reports have successfully decreased but officers will continue to employ any required tactics to reduce the likelihood of fresh issues occurring.

 

All Dewsbury East Ward Area: Set August 2021

  • Vehicular Anti-Social Behaviour – we will use relevant traffic legislation to proactively deal with document offences, routinely use our Pro Laser speed device, use S59 Police Reform Act warnings/seizures, gather subject intelligence and work with Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing colleagues to disrupt and deter behaviour. 

 

Update March 2022 

Speeding / Traffic offences. We will continue to monitor reports of speeding and traffic offences. Identified areas of concern remain patrolled by neighbourhood officers and we will pursue positive intervention where offences are identified. Further operations with partners and road policing colleagues will be planned later this year and posted on social media. The last pro-laser operation was conducted on Leeds Road where 2 x drivers where dealt for excess 30mph speed offences, 1 x rider reported for driving otherwise than in accordance with a license, and 1 x driver was warned under section 59 of the Police Reform Act. Residents are encouraged to speak with local officers regarding any concerns to assist highlight hot spot areas via reporting methods covered above.

 


Ward area: Dewsbury West 

Problem Solving Officers: PC 4218 Holdsworth, PC 2491 Sturdy, PC 2420 Clare

Lead Sergeant: APS 5646 Clarke 

 

Ravensthorpe and West Town Area: Set September 2021

  • To target Anti-Social Vehicle use, speeding and vehicles being used for drug related issues in and around the Ravensthorpe and West Town area. We will be increasing patrols in the areas and using stop and search powers where appropriate. Traffic offence reports and section 59 notices will be issued to drivers when required.

 

Update March 2022

Mobile patrols have continued, and calls for service continue to be monitored to gather intelligence in respect of drug supply and anti-social use of motor vehicles. Ad-hoc Road Traffic enforcement operations have taken place and some vehicles have been identified and the users of these vehicles have been warned. We will continue to pay attention to this area, along with our colleagues at roads policing to take positive action to tackle those committing offences.

 

Crow Nest Park Area : Set September 2022

  • To disrupt and engage with nuisance youths at Crow Nest Park, particularly targeting Misuse of Drugs offences and Anti-Social Behaviour. We plan to deal with this issue by increasing high visibility patrols in the area. We will also use ASB Legislation if required to prevent the youths from returning to the location if warnings are not heeded.

 
Update March 2022 


We have continued to pay attention in the area, ensuring a Hi-visibility patrol presence and have taken positive action where there have been issues reported. As the nights get lighter and we move into spring we will ensure that patrols continue in line with the increased use of the recreational space during the evening, to ensure it remains a place where people feel safe and are safe to enjoy the facilities.

 

Ward area: Dewsbury South 

Problem Solving Officers: PC 3667 Stephens, PC 4568 Storey

Lead Sergeant: PS 6516 Cotton

 

Various Roads Dewsbury South Area: Set September 2021

  • To target anti-social vehicle use and speeding around Brewery lane, Forge Lane, Mill Street East, Saville Road and Bretton Street. This will be targeted with extra patrols as well as days of action with additional police resources such as the road policing unit.​​​​​​

 

Update March 2022

Speeding vehicles continues to be an issue reported from the community. We have a traffic day of action planned for 06/04/22 and we will shortly be receiving new speed enforcement equipment to assist in future days of action.

 

Bretton Street industrial area: Set March 2022

  • To target anti-social vehicle use along with reports of vehicles parking up that are involved in drug activity.

 

Update March 2022

A low number of reports have been received at this time, we will continue to monitor and increase patrols in this location..

 

Ward area: Mirfield

Problem Solving Officers: PC 2672 Mathew LEWIS

Lead Sergeant: PS 3638 Oates

 

London Park Estate and educational establishments: Set February 2022

  • Youth anti-social behaviour / tensions / public order – We will, adopt a problem-solving approach to issues and identify a bespoke response, and where appropriate collaborate with partners including Safer Kirklees / Local Authority teams / Education establishments / or other relevant agency. Bespoke patrol plans Anti-social behaviour and crime reports will be robustly reviewed to ensure any subjects are assessed against early intervention & ASB management processes to maximise positive outcomes – Where necessary a single OIC will be appointed for continuity and investigational oversight of wider issues. Members of public can report directly to officers on ward patrols, via 101/999 or online reporting tools, or attendance at any publicised public meetings. Additional information will be shared where relevant via WYP Community Alert and the Dewsbury & Mirfield NPT Facebook page.

Update March 2022 –

NPT officers have attended numerous partnership meetings with Safer Kirklees colleagues and educational establishments to discuss joint actions required. We have undertaken a problem-solving investigation and identified 13 x youths. An ASB review is underway to ascertain what offender management action is required. A bespoke patrol plan with intensified policing presence at hot spot areas was also put in place to deter further incidents and NPT officers held an event with the force engagement van. Residents are encouraged to report any further concerns so officers can continue to address complaints in a timely manner.

 

All Mirfield Area: Set August 2021

  • Speeding / Traffic offences – we will continue to work alongside colleagues with the Roads Policing Unit for proactive enforcement activity, seek information from community residents to gather intelligence on offending vehicles, and conduct additional Pro Laser Speed Operations

 

Update March 2022

Speeding / Traffic offences. We will continue to monitor reports of speeding and traffic offences. Identified areas of concern remain patrolled by neighbourhood officers and we will pursue positive intervention where offences are identified. Local PCSO’s have been undertaking ad-hoc pro-laser speed checks in Lower Hopton and Sunnybank Road where previous complaints have been made. Further operations with partners and road policing colleagues will be planned later this year and posted on social media. Residents are encouraged to speak with local officers regarding any concerns to assist highlight hot spot areas via reporting methods covered above.

 

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Officers from Dewsbury & Mirfield NPT will be holding a contact point and bike marking event on 28/05 between 10am-1pm at Co-op, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, WF14 8AN. Residents are encouraged to come and speak to local officers regarding their community.