Policing priorities for Hertsmere set for next three months
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Following input from the public, Hertsmere’s Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs) have set their policing priorities for the next three months.
The SNTs are responsible for fixing short and long-term neighbourhood issues such as anti-social behaviour (ASB) and they work with partners, including the local council, to ensure that the borough remains a safe place to live and work.
The following priorities have been set, starting today (Monday April 3), and a dedicated team of PCs and PCSOs will be working to address them:
Borehamwood and Elstree:
ASB at Meadow Park in Borehamwood
With the warmer weather approaching we know that anti-social behaviour often increases. Meadow Park has been highlighted as a hotspot area, so we are working with our partners at Hertsmere Borough Council to introduce additional CCTV cameras, as well as increasing foot patrols.
Shoplifting and ASB at the Boulevard Retail park in Borehamwood
We’re working with businesses to tackle shoplifting and make it difficult for criminals to operate in this area as well and tackling associated anti-social behaviour.
Working to combat theft of catalytic converters from vehicles
Additional cameras are being installed in car parks and we’re contacting owners of more at-risk vehicles to provide tailored crime prevention advice.
ASB in the Moatfield Park and Harcourt Road areas
We’re working with partners to arrange the installation of additional cameras and are carrying out extra patrols of these areas.
Potters Bar and Shenley:
ASB at McDonald’s in Darkes Lane, Potters Bar
We’re working with McDonald’s to tackle anti-social behaviour that is taking place outside the food chain.
ASB at Highview Close Gardens in Potters Bar
It’s important that we all feel safe where we live so we’re working with residents and partners to target those responsible for anti-social behaviour in Highview Close Gardens to make it a more pleasant place to live.
Safer Neighbourhood Inspector Rachael Robertson said: “Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide their feedback on what they think we should be focusing on via our online public feedback service echo.
“While we do our best to speak to as many of you as possible while out on patrols and at engagements events, your online feedback is essential to ensure we’re focusing on the issues that are directly affecting you.
“We are working with partners, such as Hertsmere Borough Council, to install additional CCTV cameras in problem areas as well as increasing patrols and providing bespoke crime prevention advice to tackle the issues you have raised.
“Throughout the next three months we will track our progress to ensure we’re making a real difference.
“In the meantime, you can continue to provide us with feedback using echo. Simply go to Hertsmere echo (opens in a new window) and have your say. It’s important to note that some comments we receive are about things that aren’t police matters, such as parking, lighting and litter, however we do pass these comments to our partner agencies, such as Hertsmere Borough Council and Herts County Council, so that they are aware and can look to tackle them.”
You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call our non-emergency number 101. If a crime is in progress or someone’s life is in danger, call 999 immediately.
*The Online Watch Link (OWL) is a free messaging system where residents can sign-up via OWL (opens in a new window) to receive local news about what is happening in their neighbourhood as well as limited relevant Force-wide news.
People who sign up don’t need to do anything other than read the messages and act on any crime prevention advice. Typically, messages would be alerting members to burglaries with relevant crime prevention advice, local missing people and car thefts.