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Consultation with the community has identified the following priorities that we will be concentrating on over the coming months:
To reduce the amount of anti social behaviour around the Clock Tower.
Issued: April 2018
What we are doing:Complaints have been received from a small number of retail outlets regarding an increase in ASB at the Clock Tower and surrounding area. Historically the number of reports during the spring increases. Officers will be focusing on prevention and detection of those causing harassment alarm and distress. Behaviour includes street drinking, rowdy behaviour, spitting, swearing at staff members and overall being a nuisance. Issued: April 2018
To reduce the amount of thefts from phone shops, in which the suspects have displayed very aggressive behaviour.
Issued: April 2018
What we are doing:A number of reports have been received in which a group of people have aggressively stolen phones from various phone shops around the City Centre. Officers will be reviewing the incidents and producing a problem solving plan, an update will be provided once the plan has been put in place. Issued: April 2018
To reduce the amount of cycle theft in Leicester City Centre.
Issued: February 2018
What we are doing:It has been noticed during daily analysis of crimes occurring that there has been multiple reports of theft of pushbikes from the area. Our officers will provide high visibility patrols in the areas where bikes are locked up. We will continue to offer crime prevention advice, offer secure D-locks to deter thefts and improve security at our community engagements. Officers will make active enquiries with establishments who purchase bikes, ensuring that any stolen bikes inadvertently purchased are returned to their rightful owners. We will also review CCTV should thefts occur to identify potential suspects and actively seek to arrest and disrupt their criminal actions. UPDATE March 2018 There has been a decrease in the number of cycle thefts across February. Officers continue to monitor areas where cycles are left. A dedicated plain clothes operation was carried in conjunction with Leicester City Council CCTV targeting areas identified as being vulnerable to these offences. Plain clothed officers will continue to observe these areas. Officers continue to promote the safe storage of bikes and offer both crime prevention advice. D-Lock’s are also still available to buy from Mansfield House Police Station. UPDATE: April 2018 - Officers are regularly patrolling areas where bikes are locked up and checking for insecure bikes. Suitable advice has been given to bike users who are leaving bikes insecure to make brief stops at city centre locations. This includes a number of delivery riders. Plain clothes patrols are continuing and officers are making use of the City Watch radio link to ensure information about suspicious persons is passed quickly to other areas around the city. Issued: April 2018
To reduce the incidents of vehicle crime.
Issued: December 2017
What we are doing:The most important thing you can do is protect yourself, your property and you’re valuables from harm. Do not make yourself an easy target! Historically vehicle theft around the festive season tends to rise a little, although this has not been seen The City Centre team would like to ensure the community is aware of the steps they can take to help keep their vehicles safe. LEAVE IT ON SHOW EXPECT IT TO GO, always remove valuables from your vehicle REMOVE SAT NAVS – remove the cradle as well and wipe away the residue left behind. Criminals may look for this. ICY MORNING? Do not leave your car running and unattended. Remember Lock it or lose it UPDATE JAN 2018 Unfortunately Leicestershire Police have seen a rise in theft from motor vehicle. During December 2017 a number of local officers and Police Support Volunteers conducted leaflet drops in the main car parks in the City Centre. The Police Support Volunteers focused on prevention work to educate drivers of the potential issues. In a modern world we all rush to get to work or get to the shops but a few small tasks when leaving your vehicle could prevent you from becoming a victim. Please follow the crime prevention advice and report any suspicious behaviour by calling 101. UPDATE FEB 2018 Officers continue to conduct targeted patrols where offences are occurring. We are working alongside partner agencies and the owners of car parks in an effort to improve security and deter offences. Officers and Police Support Volunteers have also actively provided crime prevention advice to members of the public during community engagement events. UPDATE March 2018 Officers have been completing plain clothed patrols in the areas identified as being vulnerable to vehicle related crime. High visibility patrols have also taken place. Officers are engaging with the general public in encouraging valuables not to be left on show, to prevent opportunities. A planned operation took place on the 23rd of February, which specifically looked at this issue. This involved both plain clothed and high visibility officers working in rotation to both deter offenders and monitor locations in a more covert manner. These plain clothes patrols will continue into March and will look to target offenders known to commit vehicle crime. Officers also continue to work with car park operators and are exploring opportunities to source areas within car parks that allow officers to work from that location. UPDATE April 2018 - Officers have been directed to patrol areas identified as being targeted for thefts. This includes the surrounding areas. These patrols have been carried out by both plain clothed officers and uniformed officers. Officers are using and generating intelligence so the right areas and suspects can be targeted. Work is still on-going regarding officers being provided semi-permanent bases to work from within actual car parks. This will allow officers to work directly from targeted car parks through the use of mobile technology. This will increase visibility and provide a visual deterrence. If you see anything or anyone you this is suspicious, then please do not hesitate to report this. Issued: April 2018