Local policing priorities for Seaton Rural

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Consultation with the community has identified the following priorities in this neighbourhood.

Priority

Fatal and Serious Road Traffic Collisions

To reduce the amount of Fatal and Serious Road Traffic Collisions in East Devon through a combination of Education, Enforcement and Engineering with relevant partner agencies.

 

Issued 30 January, 2019

Action taken

Update: 12 August 2019 - So far we have:

We continue to carry out Police speed checks across East Devon and are currently establishing new Community Speedwatch Schemes. We also run regular Operation Mascot road stop checks together with the Vehicle Operations Service Agency, ensuring that vehicles are safe to be used on the highway. We continue to work with the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service Road Safety Team and together we will be attending specific local motoring events in order to engage positively with car enthusiasts. The Road Safety Team also join us at all local Crime and Safety Roadshows.

Actioned 12 August, 2019

Priority

Dangerous Drug Networks

To reduce the risk to young people of exposure to drugs through Operation Bookworm and the circulation of drugs through County Lines networks.

Issued 30 January, 2019

Action taken

Update: 12 August 2019 - So far we have:

Police have executed a number of Misuse of Drugs Act search warrants in East Deven recently, disrupting the supply and proliferation of controlled drugs in our community. At the lower end of the scale we continue to detect possession of drugs offences amongst our youth community by patrolling known hot spots at key times and acting upon intelligence received. We also educate our youth community through themed drugs awareness sessions within their schools, and their parents through demonstrations during our Crime and Safety Roadshows.

Actioned 12 August, 2019

Priority

Rural Car Crime - Theft from Vehicles

The local Neighbourhood Police Team has received reports of a number of vehicles being broken into whilst parked in local beauty spot car parks.

The local Neighbourhood Beat Team have been liaising with other sections of Devon and Cornwall Police, as well as other Police Forces, in order to combat Rural Car Crime.

If you witness any suspicious activity in the area then please contact the Police by calling 101 or completing the 101 contact form. Call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger.

Please follow the below link for crime prevention advice regarding rural crime:

https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/advice/your-community/stop-rural-crime/

Issued 17 December, 2018

Action taken

Update: 12 August 2019 - So far we have:

We have been carrying out regular patrols of the car parks in our local beauty spots, checking that valuables have not been left in vehicles and offering advice to members of the public.

We have worked with the land owners of the car parks affected, namely The National Trust, English Heritage and Clinton Devon Estates, and installed signage warning users to take their valuables with them when walking. These vandal proof sign frames have been paid for from Proceeds of Crime Act funds.

We aim to patrol these car parks at least once a day handing out ‘No valuables’ vehicle signs and stickers and we will be present during Clinton Devon Estates’ Heathweek.  

Actioned 12 August, 2019

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