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Current local priorities
Consultation with the community has identified the following priorities that we will be concentrating on over the coming months:
Bike Theft - After a significant amount of work around the issue of cycle theft it has been identified that the incidents have become more isolated to Gallowtree gate, Humberstone gate and the Clock Tower. Cycle theft does still occur at other location, however those stated have become the local team’s main focus.
Issued: May 2018
What we are doing:UPDATE JULY = We are continuing to work alongside Leicester City Council to get some bike racks installed at Mansfield House Police Station. This will be free to use by members of the public. Officers are targeting patrols in areas where bikes are locked up. Officers are also handing out bike passports and offering D-locks for sale at the police station. We would encourage persons riding their bikes into the city to make use of the Bike Park run by Leicester City Council at Town Hall Square. You are able to safely store your bike for £1 per day. Please see https://www.leicester.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/cycling-in-leicester/cycling-facilities/cycle-storage for more information. Issued: June 2018
Theft From Stores - Officers have visited local business and the main targets for shop theft seem to be Primark, and John Lewis and due to the large amount of incidents that have been reported by the retail outlets it has been decided that this will become a priority for the City Centre Team.
Issued: May 2018
What we are doing:UPDATE JULY = Officers are using crime pattern analysis to identify peak times for offending at both Primark and John Lewis. The key times allow us to compliment regular patrols with more targeted patrols. Known shoplifters are regularly discussed by the beat team and are actively sought when identified as suspects for offences. Officers continue to make use of the Citywatch radios that a number of retail premises use across the city. These radios enable accurate and real time information to be passed from security officers and CCTV operators to officers on the ground. They also help with the capture of best evidence for investigations across the city. Issued: July 2018
Anti –Social Behaviour around the Clock Tower - 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
Issued: April 2018
What we are doing:UPDATE JULY = Officers have intensively patrolled this area and challenged any form of antisocial behaviour displayed. We have made use of the “beat bus”, to allow us to have a semi-permanent footprint in this area of the city. Officers continue to issue warnings to people found begging, whilst simultaneously directing them to support agencies who offer support and accommodation options. We have made use of the Public Space Protection Orders that are in place across the city. This allows us to remove alcohol (open or unopened) should street drinking be linked to antisocial behaviour. This in-turn has resulted in later arrests. We would encourage members of the public to continue to report anti-social behaviour involving street drinking so we can tackle this using these powers. Issued: May 2018