Priorities are dealing with burglary, drug dealing, and ASB
The team conducts regular street briefings and drop-in surgeries to communicate with residents in person on given dates and times. The team deployed uniform and plain clothes including night patrols to combat burglaries on the sector and we work in partnership with our BOCU Crime Prevention Officers to provide residents extra attention for their home security arrangements. We send out regular messages update via the neighborhood link. We covered most of the sector during Street a Week initiative and this afforded us opportunity to increase the number of neighbourhoods watch coordinators. All burglary reports are assessed by experienced detectives and supervised by on duty sergeants attending the venues alongside expert scene of crime officers. Victim reassurance visits are completed by the team and vulnerable persons are referred to Council safeguards team if appropriate. We maintain the monitoring of known suspects on out integrated offender management scheme/data base using GPS tracking device.
The team executes at least 2 court issued drugs search warrants every week coordinated by our sector intelligence officer. There have been several arrests from these warrants resulting in a major cannabis factory being detected and closed with three arrested and charged. Residents are encouraged to liaise with the team concerning drug dealings on the sector. The team also work in partnership with LBH, HH teams and DWP executing warrants. Leaflets are distributed in surrounding roads during these Operations, raising awareness in the community.
CCTV cameras are used to combat ASB at known locations. We maintain regular patrols using predictive statistics at known locations across the sector. The team regularly engages with youths at beginning and end of schools as part of an established Op protect across the borough. Our BOCU dedicated ASB desk make initial contact with residents reporting ASB issues prior to the team conducting a follow up reassurance visits or case manage the situation via Airspace providing regular updates and sharing best practice on the borough and MPS. Advice and support measures are implemented as appropriate to individuals.
We work in partnership with other agencies to coordinate achievable targets. We encourage more community involvement/partnership to improve the quality of life for our residents.
We have seen a decrease in Burglary and drug dealing across Brentford ward. We have secured a dispersal zone covering the Clayponds estate. This is effective as of 21st August 2014 and runs for six months. This was due the increased volume of ASB calls to the area. The decision was made after consulting local residents who have supported this move.
August 28, 2014