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Slough North Sector Update July 2022

Alert message sent 29/07/2022 12:05:00

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I am pleased to be bringing you all the first of a bimonthly update on the ongoing work of the Slough Geographic North Sector team. I have, within the last few weeks, taken on the role of Sergeant for the North and have enjoyed getting up to speed with the ongoing work of the team and meeting many residents, local businesses and partner agencies.

We have conducted some exciting work and operations within this time, which I will detail within this newsletter and we look forward to progressing more in the coming weeks. As part of this newsletter we will also be bringing you bimonthly team updates, crime prevention advice and details of any upcoming community events.

I look forward to working in the North Sector and meeting many more of you moving forward.

PS Andy Grant

Team News
The Geographic North Team currently consists of:
PS 2176 Andy Grant
PC 5389 Ruth Rance
PC 1648 Aaron O’Sullivan
PCSO 6946 Shafiq Iqbal
PCSO 9769 Deborah Bahan
PCSO 9670 Rory Lee
PCSO 7212 Lauren Weightman
PCSO 7134 Karl Allen

PS Andy Grant – Joins the team from Slough Neighbourhood Problem Solving Team having served there as a constable for the past 3 years.

PCSO Rory Lee – Joins the team having recently completed an undergraduate degree in Criminology from the University of Portsmouth. PCSO Lee is currently being tutored by PCSO Iqbal to progress towards his certification for independent patrol.

PCSO Katie Adcock – Leaves the team to pursue a new career path. We thank her for her service to Slough and wish her all the best with her future endeavours.

We have a number of PC and PCSO vacancies on the team currently which we are recruiting into, both internally and externally. Join our team and help protect our communities. www.tvpcareers.co.uk #proudtobeTVP

Good News Stories
A section 23 Misuse Drugs Act warrant was obtained for a property on Farnham Road, Slough and enacted by officers on Slough neighbourhood teams. A quantity of Class A drugs was recovered and a male was arrested on suspicion of drug supply offences. Officers attended Reading Magistrates Court to obtain a closure order for the property due to ongoing anti-social behaviour and drug supply concerns. The property will now be let out to more suitable tenants who will contribute positively to the community.

A two-day operation was conducted in Britwell by Neighbourhood officers from the Slough Problem Solving team. This focussed on anti-social behaviour issues reported in Kennedy Park and the surrounding area. Proactive high-visibility patrols were conducted by vehicle, bicycle and on foot. Positive engagement was had with residents and groups within the park.

An operation was conducted in connection with Slough Police Cadets on licensed premises within Farnham Road and Britwell. 13 Licensed premises were visited in total with a designated Thames Valley Police Licensing Officer.

Following an investigation by PC Ruth Rance, a resident on Farnham Road has plead guilty at Reading Magistrates Court to numerous assault and public order-related offences committed in 2021 against her neighbour. They will be sentenced for these offences in August.

A male was sighted by PCSO’s at an address in Britwell and arrested for burglary by officers from the Neighbourhood team. He was sentenced to prison for 18 weeks following an investigation by Slough Priority Crime Team.

Officers have enjoyed supporting communities at the following events:
Numerous Jubilee Celebrations in Britwell and Farnham Road
Weekly gatherings at the ‘Recycled Teenagers Club’
Knife Crime Assembly Input at Lynch Hill Primary School
‘Meet the Police’ at Beechwood School
Sessions at Britwell Youth Club
Mini Police sessions at Lynch Hill Primary School
Inputs with Slough Police Cadets on Neighbourhood Policing
School Patrols
The PCSOs will rotate around the schools on area to provide a high-visibility presence at the beginning and end of the school days. They do various talks and presentations to pupils. They are there to be approached by you, so you can share any issues or problems within the area you live.

Burglary ‘Cocooning’
When a burglary is reported to the Police, the neighbourhood team will do door knocks in the area of the burglary providing crime prevention advice to residents to try and prevent further thefts and deter criminals.

The most important crime prevention advice we can give to deter burglars is to make sure you lock your UPVC door and not just pull it shut! With the warm weather upon us, please ensure all doors and windows are secured on leaving your property.
For more crime prevention advice please visit the Thames Valley Police website.


Empty Car campaign
If the neighbourhood team come across a vehicle that has valuables on show or any insecurities they will attempt to make contact with the owner to make them aware and remove them.

Community Speedwatch
If you are concerned about road safety, specifically speeding in your area, then you can do something about it. communityspeedwatch.org is a nationwide initiative to involve communities in dealing with the endemic problem of speeding. Visit the website to find out more or sign up – please contact your local Neighbourhood Police team for help and assistance with this.

Contact
For up-to-date posts about ongoing work in your area, please follow Slough Police Station on Twitter @TVP_Slough or Facebook at TVP Slough.

You can contact your Neighbourhood Team on SloughNHPT@thamesvalley.police.uk

Contact Thames Valley Police by phone on 101 (non-emergency number) or in an emergency 999.

 
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Rachel Ward (Police, Corporate Communications, Thames Valley)

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