Local policing priorities for Watford Central

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

Priority

ASB
Dealing with and managing anti-social behaviour (ASB), criminal damage and drug dealing.
Details of how we have set the local priorities for this year are contained in the updates section.

Watford all wards
Watford

Issued 1 September, 2015

Action taken

To address ASB we are continuing to run Operation Catapan, an initiative which involves dedicated patrols by officers across all wards which have been identified as being hotspot locations. Patrols are carried out on Friday and Saturday nights and during school holidays. This has led to a reduction in the number of criminal damage incidents in recent months. This year a large-scale operation was carried out to target drug dealing and associated crime across Watford. We have also worked with partners to close down problem properties
Since this update there have been an additional:
106 Additional Problem Report(s)
Total Activity for this Problem/Issue :
318 Additional Problem Report(s)
5 Public Update(s)

Actioned 16 March, 2017

Priority

Road traffic offences
Dealing with road safety concerns including speeding and cycling
Details of how we have set the local priorities for this year are contained in the updates section.

Watford all wards
Watford

Issued 1 September, 2015

Action taken

To tackle road safety concerns, PCSOs liaise with residents and councillors in their wards and encourage residents to set up a Community DriveSafe scheme where they are not already established. Visit www.hertscommissioner.org to find out about setting up a scheme. We work with the Road Policing Unit who assist us with speeding enforcement operations at identified sites. We will also target specific issues locally, including parking obstruction and have carried out an operation in Callowland ward to target those cycling on the pavements.
Since this update there have been an additional:
7 Additional Problem Report(s)
Total Activity for this Problem/Issue :
7 Additional Problem Report(s)
4 Public Update(s)

Actioned 14 November, 2016

Priority

Vulnerability
Protecting vulnerable people, including the elderly and keeping people safe.
Details of how we have set the local priorities for this year are contained in the updates section.

Watford all wards
Watford

Issued 1 September, 2015

Action taken

Protecting vulnerable people remains a priority across Watford. Our Safer Streets events continue to run monthly with more than 2,600 households visited so far in 2016 and a total of almost 19,000 since the scheme launched in 2013. The visits allow officers to identify anyone who may be vulnerable to crime and refer them to other services to help protect them. We also run the Keep Safe scheme which supports people with learning disabilities to get help during an emergency.
We continue to work with partners to help better protect vulnerable people.

Total Activity for this Problem/Issue :
1 Additional Problem Report(s)
3 Public Update(s)

Actioned 14 November, 2016