May report by the Thurrock Community Policing Team
THURROCK’S Community Policing team, or CPT, has been running since 4th April 2016.
Our main aim is to cover the Community Safety Partnership priorities, including low level crime and anti-social behaviour in the Thurrock district of Essex, and have already achieved some great results in just six weeks!
Each month we’d like to keep you updated on YourThurrock about what we’ve been up to.
PC Hatfield had received complaints regarding vehicles using excessive speed along Claudian way, Chadwell St Mary and so on the 12th April he positioned himself with a laser speed gun near to Herringham School. As a result two drivers received a verbal warning regarding speed, and a third who was wanted by police for a separate offence was arrested by PC Hatfield and received a caution in custody.
Pc Glensman has been working with the Thurrock Council anti-social behaviour team on “Operation Cleave”. Operation Cleave is a drug and anti-social behaviour initiative currently running in the Blackshots area of Grays. There have so far been numerous stop-checks conducted, and two positive cannabis stops.
PC Brand has been running “Operation Tueton” dealing with anti-social behaviour and criminal damage, including arson in Dilkes Park and Darenth lane, this operation was then extended to Derwent Parade. We have also been working with the Essex County Fire and Rescue Service in response to this issue.
We can now report that the Fire service have not received any calls to Derwent parade since the 1st April (as of 25th April 2016). Essex Police has not received a call reporting anti-social behaviour at the parade to date since the new CPT started on the 4th April, however Community Policing Team patrols will continue in conjunction with Thurrock Council anti-social behaviour team and housing officers to patrol the area to assist in deterring the problem.
We received community based information that a “car-cruiser meet” was due to take place in the Thurrock Parkway area of Tilbury, including the Asda and MacDonald’s car parks. Working alongside Asda and MacDonald’s a closure of the car park was arranged for the specified time, and a closure order placed on Thurrock Parkway. Due to our joint action and the public’s assistance the ‘meet’ was completely avoided.
PCSO Woolford and PCSO Challis were on patrol in Calcutta Road, Tilbury on Saturday 2nd April 2016. They received information about a person driving dangerously, that the Port Of Tilbury Police had been looking for. PCSO Woolford and PCSO Challis located the vehicle, stationary, with the engine running and the driver still sitting in the driver’s seat.
Â The officer’s immediately turned off the engine and seized the ignition key to prevent further offences being committed. The Driver was arrested for driving under the influence and was charged and bailed.
On 1st May 2016 PC Glensman, PC Hatfield and PC Cayless were on ‘Operation Park-life’ in Buckingham Hill road, Stanford le Hope. Residents have reported on-going issues with nuisance scrambler bikes along the road and surrounding fields. The team were able to disrupt the riders and seized 2 bikes under section 59 of the Road Traffic Act.
Thurrock Community Policing team relies on help and feedback from the community, and with help of the public we are able to target areas of anti-social behaviour and criminality effectively and efficiently.
We aim to feed back more good results next month, in the meantime we have a Thurrock Community Policing meeting on Wednesday 11th May, 7pm-8pm at the Village Hall, Springhouse road, Corringham SS17 7LE. This is a public meeting to discuss local issues and policing priorities.
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