Current local priorities
Consultation with the community has identified the following priorities that we will be concentrating on over the coming months:
You told us:There has been a rise in the number of reports of drug dealing/taking at licenced premises in Uppingham, and amongst youths hanging around in the street. You have told us this thorugh messages on Facebook, Twitter, in person and telephone calls to police.
Issued: January 2019
What we are doing:- We are working with local pubs to combat this issue, raise awareness and enforce bans. - We are conducting pro-active patrols in affected areas, and will in some cases carry out "plain clothes" patrols to catch the offenders red handed. - We have created a "Problem Management Profile" which helps co-ordinate the beat teams response to the issue, as well as highlighting it to senior management to gain support. - We are seeking help from specialist teams within Leicestershire Police to help identify the source of the drugs and target it at the root. Updated: January 2019
You told us:October and November saw a slight spike in dwelling burglaries; 4 in total and as such we have drafted a patrol strategy to combat the issue and have requested help from the entire Rutland staff to manage this. This issue appears to be concentrated towards the north of the beat, near the A47. This is likely due to the ease of access to the A47 and routes in and out of Uppingham. The burglaries appear to happening sometime in the late evenings and early hours of the following morning. Attacked properties tend to be unoccupied at the time of the offence, and doors are being attacked to force entry into the property. A door to door selling gang may be involved, so we urge residents to be on the look out for such person, and report any suspicious activity to us. This will be our focus for December, especially given we are now in the run up to Christmas.
Issued: December 2018
What we are doing:• Patrols of area with a view to stop check vehicles. • Use of covert vehicle for static early morning patrols – double crewed by local officers. • Regular checks of BOF to see if vehicles linked to door to door selling gang are on Rutland area, and aim to stop check vehicles. • Deploy ANPR camera near to Uppingham on A47 – with double crew. • Engage with CST to see what target hardening tools they have, to be delivered to residents of Firs Avenue. • Deliver “no cold callers” stickers to residents of Firs Avenue. • Discuss possible use of Ring.com devices? • Regular foot and vehicle patrols on Firs Avenue, The Beeches and Ayston Road. Use the pull in near the doctor’s surgery as a place to sit up and complete agile work. Be visible and productive. • Patch walk along Firs Avenue with CST and partner agencies. Updated: January 2019