Local policing priorities for Maidenhead Central

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

Priority

Drug use and supply, disruption of county lines and the use of children and other vulnerable people to supply drugs

Issued 18 September, 2019

Action taken

The Windsor Central Neighbourhood Team, are working closely with support agencies, to identify and prevent the abuse of identified vulnerable residents, who may be ‘Cuckoo’d’ (vulnerable residents are often exploited by existing drug users and dealers).

The team continue to work with our partners, to target, prevent and reduce, reports of drug use and dealing, within the Neighbourhood. They carry out targeted high visibility patrols. Information and intelligence, gathered from local residents, enables them to understand the local issues and target enforcement, to reduce, drug related issues thus improving the area for local residents.

Recently, they have also assisted the police ‘Safeguarding Team’, with various diversion schemes, in order to dissuade our most vulnerable young people, from a life of crime, in order to help them achieve their best chance, of a brighter future.

Actioned 18 September, 2019

Priority

Knife Crime

Issued 18 September, 2019

Action taken

The team, continue to promote a partnership approach, at a local level, to disrupt serous & organised crime. This includes - the use of knives and/or bladed weapons. We support the police Problem Solving Team, in their campaign to reduce crime levels in this area of business.

We contribute to this work, with sweeps and searches of local parks, recreational areas and public spaces, for hidden weapons. We also conduct targeted patrols of known hotpots, with the submission of relevant and timely intelligence. We have also been involved in operations, which are purely focused on the disruption and removal of weapons and drugs from our streets in efforts to target harden the area, making the Town Centre, less attractive, to these types of criminals.

Actioned 18 September, 2019

Priority

ASB

Issued 18 September, 2019

Action taken

Following a wide community consultation with local partner agencies, stakeholders, residents and councillors. They have helped us to establish specific priorities and particularly, where and when issues occur. We looked to see what actions could be taken, to prevent further reports and incidents. This included, managing persistent offenders, as well as locations and premises, within the identified areas. Where appropriate, legislative measures were and are considered.

We have instigated targeted patrols and used creative problem solving, to help reduce demand. We have educated those affected with measures they can implement, to assist in a resolution and training of staff at some establishments.

‘Closure Orders’, are also an effective tool. They can be used, for specific identified locations within a Neighbourhood, to prevent anyone, apart from support agencies and current residents, from entering, or remaining in there. This has had the effect, of reducing reports and improving the area, for local residents. There has not been a need to use these recently, but they have been highly effective in the past and part of a tool kit, we always consider, should the need arise.

Actioned 18 September, 2019

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