Reduction in shoplifting, drug use and street drinking

Policing update on Syon ward


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As part of the regular IBAF meetings (Isleworth and Brentford Action Forums) local police produce reports on police and criminal activity for each ward. Syon ward appears below. See Brentford ward or the above link for other wards and attend IBAF to hear the reports presented and discussed.

Syon Ward
Ward Supervisor – PS20TX Andy Pugh
Dedicated Ward Officer – PC703TX Martin Byrne
Dedicated Ward Officer – PCSO 7177TX Berkley Greene
Dedicated Ward Officer – PC 352TX Joe Holton

Burglary has decreased on the ward with an overall crime drop of nearly 8%. Officers patrol burglary hot spots when possible and when a burglary is reported a ‘cocoon’ visit is conducted in the immediate area in an attempt to identify witnesses and avenues of investigation.

Theft from motor vehicles
Motor vehicle crime still remains a high priority. Police are working with local businesses and advising how to improve security features in car parks in an attempt to reduce this type of offence on the ward. Particular attention to Syon Park and working closely with the estate is crucial in tackling this problem.

Street drinking and Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)
The amount of reports of street drinking on the ward has dropped dramatically after we refocused our efforts on Albany Parade which has traditionally been a problem area for street drinking.

We have a number of other issues that we are monitoring:

Charlton House / Albany Parade
Complaints about street drinking and drug use around this area have reduced. Regular patrols of this area and arrests made in Albany Parade have reduced the amount of calls to police regarding this.

The team has started to use a new messaging system to provide regular updates on ward issues.

Syon Park
There has been a reduction theft from M/V plus there has been a reduction in complaints regarding ASB by youths and vehicles driving recklessly. Targeted patrols and partnership working with the estate is beginning to have a positive effect on this problem although it will continue to be a challenge due to the multiple access routes to the estates.

There has been a reduction in investigations into shoplifting. Police have been working closely with the major crime generating locations on the ward in an effort to prevent this type of crime.

Calls about drug use are very low at the moment.

Our close working partnership with the security staff has led to a general reduction in crime at the hospital. We investigate robustly the crimes that occur there and support the security staff in gathering the best possible evidence of offences.

The newsletters continue to be produced and distributed on the ward..

February 9, 2018

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