Safer Neighbourhood Teams set new priorities for Hertsmere
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Tackling anti-social behaviour (ASB), reducing pedal cycle theft and increasing feelings of safety are the issues the public have said they would like policing teams across Hertsmere to focus on over the coming months.
Thanks to feedback from residents, each of the Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNT) across the district have set their next round of local policing priorities for August to December.
SNTs work alongside local partners, to focus on solving long and short-term neighbourhood issues, such as anti-social behaviour, speeding, criminal damage and drug related crime.
Feedback from members of the public plays a big part in the decision making and information provided via the Constabulary’s community voice platform ‘echo’ is used to help shape the priorities, alongside an analysis of local data.
Over the coming months, residents will see a dedicated team of PCs and PCSOs working to address the following issues, through increased police presence, engagement events and targeted enforcement:
Borehamwood and Elstree
Reduce pedal cycle thefts and anti-social use of pedal cycles in Borehamwood.
Bushey and Radlett
Reduce anti-social behaviour and increase feelings of safety across parks and open spaces in Bushey.
Tackle rural crime and anti-social behaviour across Radlett and Aldenham, including the illegal use of off-road vehicles in fields.
Potters Bar and Shenley
Tackle fly-tipping across Potters Bar and Shenley. Reduce incidents of anti-social behaviour in Station Close, Potters Bar.
Neighbourhood Inspector Rachael Robertson said: “Feedback from members of the public is vital, to ensure that local policing resources are focusing on the issues that matter most. I’d like to thank everyone who has taken the time to share their views with us.
“These are local priorities, suggested directly by the community, but officers will still be out and about responding to any other issues and concerns as usual, supported by response teams and specialist units.”
You can keep up to date with the work of your local SNT on Facebook by following the ‘Hertsmere Police’ page.