Wakefield North East

Covering : Airedale, Altofts, Castleford, Featherstone, Ferry Fryston, Glasshoughton, Knottingley, Normanton, Pontefract, Whitwood and surrounding areas.

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Neighbourhood Priorities

Wakefield North East NPT T/Inspector: D. Jones

Ward 9: Knottingley
Priorities reviewed and set on 15th September 2021

Lead Area Sergeant: PS 4620 Crisp
Lead Area Problem Solving Officers: 
Knottingley: PC 5974 Jones, PC 1232 Pool
Warwick: PC 526 Ragsdale

•    Anti-social behaviour around the Hill Top Area and Retail Park. We are committed to tackling youth ASB in this area by having a consistent policing footprint and a designated PCSO. We are working closely with Partner Agencies to tackle ASB and related offences such as vagrancy through both engagement and enforcement tactics. 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. We will focus in particular around ASB hot spots, working with our partners and local businesses collaboratively. 

Update September 2022 
Local contact points have been established at Morrisons at key times when they were experiencing ASB issues. We are working closely with local businesses to gather community intelligence and try to support local youths and parents with early intervention referrals. ASB has reduced overall in the locality and the Youth Sports sessions set up at the Addy is still popular in terms of diversionary activities.
 

Wards 12, 13: Pontefract
Priorities reviewed and set on 15th September 2021

Lead Area Sergeant: PS 4620 Crisp
Lead Area Problem Solving Officers: PC 4320 Dale, PC 2734 Turford 

•    Pontefract Town Centre and bus station. We are committed to tackling youth ASB in the town centre by having a consistent policing footprint and a designated PCSO. We are working closely with Partner Agencies to tackle ASB and related offences such as vagrancy through both engagement and enforcement tactics. 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. We will focus in particular around ASB hot spots - Valley Gardens, Town Centre and Horsefair Flats. 

Update September 2022
Local officers have been engaged on Operation Moraltre throughout spring and summer. Officers have been working in plain clothes, catching shoplifters and targeting key youths involved in ASB in the town centre. We have had days of action supported by Mounted Section, environmental visual audits, and a children’s police experience day. Together with partner agency WMDC ASB team, we have visited our top 5 youths who are known to be involved in ASB and they have been issued with Acceptable Behaviour contracts (ABC’s). Some of the most active offenders are being considered for Criminal Behaviour Orders (CBO’s). We have identified a new, younger group of youths being involved in ASB, they have also been subject to recent partnership work and ASB warning letters have been hand delivered to parents of those over 14yrs old. This has resulted in a reduction in crime and ASB in the area.                                                                                                                                                                         

Ward 2: Airedale & Ferry Fryston. Reviewed and set on 16th September 2021

Lead Area Sergeant: PS 3437 Rushton
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC 841 Shaw

•    Anti-social Vehicle use including off-road bikes and uninsured / untaxed vehicles. We will maintain community engagement to gather intelligence and have regular contact with local councillors, business owners, residents, community groups, Neighbourhood Watch Groups. Working in partnership with our Roads Policing Team and Off-Road Bike Team, we will respond to intelligence reports and increase high visibility patrols. We will maintain skills and continued professional development of officers to ensure they are equipped to tackle offences. We will execute days of action and enforceable speeding operations. Road safety inputs will be delivered to schools and local community groups.

Update September 2022
We have conducted several operations throughout the year named “Op MindStoke” these tackle the “fatal 4” and many tickets have been issued for offences such as speeding, no insurance and no MOT. We continue to work closely with the offroad bike team to tackle nuisance bikes in the area. We have recently begun to educate people regarding e-scooters.

•    Tackle and disrupt the supply, cultivation and possession of drugs in the area. We are committed to investigating and developing intelligence received in relation to drugs. Working with the community and taking action on reports and intelligence received. We will provide regular patrols in the area to act as a deterrent. You can help us by reporting any information or concerns you have directly to us or by using Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org

Update September 2022
Working with the newly formed Neighbourhood Impact Team, NPT continue to conduct warrants at addresses linked with the sale of controlled drugs. A new scheme has been created to target drug users and focus on rehabilitation rather than punishment in an attempt to end the cycle. Officers work past their shift in plain clothes to target drug dealers within the community. The work in disrupting the supply of drugs is also mirrored in tackling vehicle offences as they are often linked.
 

Ward 4: Castleford Central & Glasshoughton. 
Priorities reviewed and set on 16th September 2021

Lead Area Sergeant: PS 3437 Rushton
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC 599 Thimm

•    Street drinking – Public Space Protection Order is in place and will continue to be promoted within the community and enforced according to the legislation. We will continue to liaise with local shops and businesses with a view to identifying offenders. Working alongside local council Enforcement Officers, issuing tickets to those who breach the PSPO. High visibility patrols will continue in this location, to act as a deterrent, provide reassurance and identify / deal with offenders accordingly.

Update September 2022
There has been an increase in staff and patrols on the town centre and Operation Mailbourne was set up to focus resources at this location, utilising staff from other neighbouring teams. Patrols have increased and a zero-tolerance approach has been taken with street drinkers. This has improved the centre and a large amount of street drinkers have been moved away from their regular area. Partnership working with local councillors, we have set up a Business watch meeting.

•    Tackle and disrupt the supply, cultivation and possession of drugs in the area. We are committed to investigating and developing intelligence received in relation to drugs. Working with the community and acting on reports and intelligence received. We will provide regular patrols in the area to act as a deterrent. You can help us by reporting any information or concerns you have directly to us or by using Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org

Update September 2022
Working with the newly formed Neighbourhood Impact Team, NPT continue to conduct warrants at addresses linked with the sale of controlled drugs. A new scheme has been created to target drug users and focus on rehabilitation rather than punishment in an attempt to end the cycle. Officers work past their shift in plain clothes to target drug dealers within the community. The work in disrupting the supply of drugs is also mirrored in tackling vehicle offences as they are often linked. The team have taken steps to form relationships with charities who assist with the rehabilitation of offenders within the town centre.
 

Ward 3: Altofts & Whitwood. 
Priorities reviewed and set on 20th July 2022

Lead Area Sergeant: T/PS 4041 Ballands 
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC 5591 Swift

•    Anti-social vehicle use and speeding on Express Way. We will increase patrols in the area and run speeding operations at these locations, taking positive action against offenders. 

Update September 2022 
We have maintained high visibility patrols in the area to reduce speeding and anti-social vehicles use and we have seen a significant reduction in calls regarding this issue. 
 

Ward 6: Featherstone. 
Priorities reviewed and set on 20th July 2022

Lead Area Sergeant: T/PS 4041 Ballands
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC 594 Atkinson

•    Anti-social behaviour in Streethouse around shoplifting and drug dealing. We will provide high visibility patrols in the area and proactively deal with any offences identified. Working in partnership with WMDC ASB Officers and our own Early Intervention Team, diverting young people away from criminality. 


•    Anti-social vehicle use and car racing on Green Lane. We will increase patrols in the area and run speeding operations at these locations, taking positive action against offenders.

Update September 2022 
We have provided high visibility patrols in the area and on evenings where racing occurs. We have used drones and worked with colleagues from Roads Policing to disrupt activities and we have seen a reduction in calls.
We have been working with partner agencies WMDC and WDH, completing Street PACT’s to gather information and intelligence from local residents.
 

Ward 10: Normanton
Priorities reviewed and set on 17th September 2021

Lead Area Sergeant: T/PS 4041 Ballands
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC 1218 Hallatt

•    Anti-social behaviour in Normanton Town Centre and Haw Hill Park. We will provide a high visibility presence in the area and proactively deal with any offences identified. Working in partnership with WMDC ASB Officers and our own Early Intervention Team, diverting young people away from criminality. 

Update September 2022
We are continuing to work closely with our partner agencies to tackle anti-social behaviour by local youths. Youth engagement work is being undertaken by WMDC Youth Workers and 8 youths have been given Acceptable Behaviour Contracts (ABC’s), which last for 6 months, banning them from Haw Hill Park.
 

 

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