SURREY HEATH nEIGHBOURHOOD POLICE TEAM COMMUNIQUE
February 2018/ Issue 34
Police Front Counter Closure at Camberley
Your Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Team – personalities, priorities, crime statistics, stop & search statistics
How to help your Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Team – reporting crime etc
Sharing this advice
How to join In The Know
Male charged for theft from Sainsburys – Heatherside, Frimley. Bisley man Nicholas Andrews has been charged with committing a meat theft at Sainsburys, Heather Ridge arcade, Heatherside on 19/01/2018. He is to appear before Guildford Magistrates on 20/02/2018.
Male charged following domestic incident in Frimley. A man was arrested on 02/02/18 following a domestic incident in Frimley and was charged with causing 3 counts of criminal damage. The male was remanded in police custody where he appeared before Guildford Magistrates Court on 03/02/18. The male now has bail conditions and is due in court later in the month for sentencing.
Camberley man breaches Sexual Offences Prevention Order. Following intelligence being gathered in Camberley town, a home visit to a male known to have a SOPO was carried out. The male was found to be in possession of a computer and other items for which he is prohibited. The male has been charged to appear before Guildford magistrates on 27/02/2018.
One male given fixed penalty notice after cannabis found in vehicle in Frimley. On 03/02/2018 three males were detained and searched under the misuse of drugs act following a proactive police stop in Camberley. One male was found to be in possession of illegal drugs and dealt with at the roadside for the offence.
Partner Agency meetings. Police continue to work with Accent Housing and Vivid Homes to tackle anti-social behaviour at properties across the borough within Surrey Heath. In 2017 a number of positive interventions were seen including property closures, criminal behaviour orders, injunctions and dispersal orders all of which came about due to partners sharing information and working together to achieve a common goal.
POLICE FRONT COUNTER CLOSURE AT CAMBERLEY
As previously reported, on 31 March the police front counter at the Surrey Heath Borough Council offices will close. The yellow phone outside the council offices will remain, and the police can be contacted via 101 or www.surrey.police.uk. In an emergency please always dial 999. The nearest front counters to Camberley will now be at Woking or Guildford Police Stations and will be open from 8am to 10 pm. In emergency situations please always ensure that 999 is dialled.
Inspector Bob Darkens has provided the following statement in response to some adverse comments received: “The simple facts are that Surrey Police have a huge financial hole and there have to be some very difficult decisions made in order that we may maintain vital services such as safeguarding the most vulnerable. The footfall at all the front counters has been investigated and there isn’t the demand to justify the continued existence of a front counter in this location at this time. Having spoken to my colleague who works at the front counter, some days she gets as few as four callers a day and some of those are not for Police related matters. With other means of contacting the Police available, the decision has been made to close those counters with little usage in order to be more efficient. The decision wasn’t taken lightly but is a direct result of current financial constraints.
YOUR SURREY HEATH NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM
In the year ending June 2017, the average crime rate in Surrey Heath was lower than the average crime rate across similar areas. Click on the link to view the evidence: https://www.police.uk/surrey/SHSV/performance/compare-your-area/
Police in Surrey Heath continue to work to cut crime, but they cannot fight crime alone. They need your support. Your Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Team is there to listen to your concerns and act upon the issues that matter to you most in order to help you feel more confident in your community. Details of the Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Team can be found here: https://surrey.police.uk/surrey-heath/ . This link also provides you with the latest news from the police in Surrey Heath.
For more detail on your local neighbourhood team including the local PCSOs, their local priorities, the local crime statistics map and a stop and search map please follow the links below:
Camberley Town and St Pauls: https://surrey.police.uk/surrey-heath/camberley-town-and-st-pauls/
Old Dean, St Michael’s and Watchetts: https://surrey.police.uk/surrey-heath/old-dean-st-michaels-watchetts/
Frimley, Heatherside and Parkside: https://surrey.police.uk/surrey-heath/frimley-heatherside-parkside/
Mytchett, Deepcut and Frimley Green: https://surrey.police.uk/surrey-heath/mytchett-deepcut-frimley-green/
The Six Villages: https://surrey.police.uk/surrey-heath/the-six-villages/
If you have any information to give to the police on crimes in your area or wish to discuss issues that relate to crime in your area, the Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Team can be contacted as follows:
Police Station Surrey Heath Borough Council, Surrey Heath House, Knoll Road, Surrey Heath, Surrey GU15 3HD
HOW YOU CAN HELP SURREY POLICE AND YOUR SURREY HEATH NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM
Reporting a crime. Find out how you can report a crime, including theft and burglary, criminal damage, hate crime, and fraud. Click on the link to https://www.surrey.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/report-a-crime/
Reporting anti-social behaviour and driving. Report anti-social driving on the DriveSMART website. Click on this link: https://www.surrey.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/report-anti-social-behaviour-and-driving/
Reporting lost and found property. Find out how you can report lost property. Click on this link: https://www.surrey.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/report-lost-and-found-property/
Reporting neighbour disputes. Disputes between neighbours can be caused by a variety of reasons. If it involves an assault or threat of violence, a breach of the peace or criminal damage it is a police matter. Call 101, report online or call 999 in an emergency. For further details on how to report neighbour disputes click on this link: https://www.surrey.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/report-neighbour-disputes/
Reporting road traffic collisions. If you are the driver of a vehicle involved in a road traffic collision and owner / insurance / vehicle details were not exchanged at the scene OR you sustained an injury, you must report the incident in person at a police station as soon as possible and within 24 hours. You are legally obliged to do this. For further details on reporting non-urgent traffic accidents click on this link: https://www.surrey.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/report-road-traffic-collisions/
Reporting a sounding alarm. If an alarm sounds and there is evidence of criminal activity underway or you see something suspicious call 999. Don't be tempted to put yourself in danger by making checks yourself. Unless there is suspicious activity the police will not attend. If an alarm persistently sounds and it becomes a nuisance you should contact your local council who may send an Environmental Health Officer. For further information click on the link: https://www.surrey.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/report-a-sounding-alarm/
YOUR FEEDBACK VALUED
Surrey Heath police continue to appreciate your feedback on the information that they are sending out via the regular Crime Reports and these weekly Communiques. Your suggestions on how we can improve them or give you more information that is relevant to you are very much appreciated? The responses so far have been mostly positive, but we would appreciate more. If you have not yet responded please do so. It will help ensure that these communiques continue if the response is positive or will change if the response is negative. You can send us your comments by clicking on the "Reply" (if you would like a response) or “Rate” (if you do not require a response) buttons below.
SHARING THIS ADVICE
These weekly communiques replace the quarterly newsletter distributed by hand to each household in Surrey Heath until 2010 when the police were no longer able to continue to do this following cuts in the Safer Neighbourhood Team. Although distributed to 1000+ addresses and with the potential to be forwarded to a further 9000+ Neighbourhood Watch members by the 300+ Watch Co-ordinators, they still do not necessarily reach those without an email address. Hopefully, those who appreciate these communiques and feel that they are able to will forward to their friends and family who might benefit from the advice.
Ideally, you should use the “Share” link at the foot of the communique. This will enable you to set up a group of email addresses that you wish to share these messages with. Once the group has been set up, the sharing of subsequent messages will be quick and easy. It will also be impossible to send out a duplicate message as the group you set up will not be able to include those who already receive the messages directly having already been registered on In The Know.
JOIN THE “IN THE KNOW” COMMUNITY
If you are receiving this information having been forwarded by a member of In the Know, why not join yourself. You can keep in touch with what's happening in your local area by signing up for information from https://intheknow.community/. From the Police you will receive witness appeals, crime updates and prevention advice, and news about what is going on in the parts of Surrey that interest you.
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Available information providers
Only licenced Information Providers are able to send messages and you control if they are able to see your details or not. Below are the currently available information providers for you to receive information from. You will only receive information from the information providers you select on registration.
Angling Trust. The Angling Trust is the representative body for game, coarse and sea anglers in England. Their members support the campaigns and legal action they carry out to protect fish stocks and our programmes to increase the number of anglers fishing for fun and in competitions.
British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS). BOSS, the British Oil Security Syndicate, is an independent, not-for-profit trade association that campaigns to reduce crime on Britain’s service station forecourts. They work in partnership with the police, fuel retailers and a range of other key crime-fighting agencies.
Crimestoppers. When you pass anonymous information to Crimestoppers you are making a real difference in your community. Register to receive targeted information requests, news and information.
Fire & Rescue Service. The Fire & Rescue Service contributes towards creating a safe and secure community within your county. The organisation strives, with their partners, to inform the people and help prevent fire and road related deaths and injuries. Fire & Rescue Service is defined on this system as: Authorised and trained employees of your local Fire and Rescue service and a limited number of trained personnel from Fire and or Rescue service organisations in other areas in the UK. All of which have agreed to abide by the Neighbourhood Alert Rules and Conventions and limited to organisations that are bound under the terms of a current Neighbourhood Alert Licence
Local Authority. Messages may include a range of subjects including resilience, scam alerts and emergency warnings. Local Authority is defined on this system as: Trained, authorised employees of your local, district, city council or unitary authority who have signed a Data Protection Act compliant Access Agreement, a Neighbourhood Alert Licence and agree to conform to Neighbourhood Alert Rules and Conventions.
Neighbourhood Watch. Neighbourhood Watch is defined on this system as: “Authorised and trained employees, democratically elected representatives and trained volunteers on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland (Scotland) and the Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network (England & Wales) who have signed a Neighbourhood Alert Information Provider licence and have agreed to abide by the Neighbourhood Alert Rules and Conventions.) The authorised administrators of Neighbourhood and Home Watch, including authorised representatives in your area, will see your data if this option is selected.
Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner. PCCs need to make sure the policing needs of their communities are met as effectively as possible, bringing communities closer to the police, building confidence in the system and restoring trust. They give the public a voice at the highest level, and to make sure their police will answer for their actions and decisions. PCC is defined on this system as: Your current, local, elected Police and Crime Commissioner and authorised and trained employees of your Police and Crime Commissioners office where applicable, who have signed a Data Protection Act compliant Access Agreement and agree to conform to Neighbourhood Alert rules and conventions.
SGN (Gas Emergency Service). They are the gas emergency service, and they use Alert to provide real time information to their customers in emergencies. The messages SGN will be sending out on Alert will be purely advisory and be extremely useful to Alert users who choose to receive them.
The Police. The Police is defined on this system as: Authorised and trained employees of your local Police force and a limited number of trained personnel from the other Police Forces or Constabularies in the UK. All of which have agreed to abide by the Neighbourhood Alert Rules and Conventions and limited to Forces and Constabularies who are bound under the terms of a current Neighbourhood Alert Licence
Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau). Action Fraud Alert is provided by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau which is run by the City of London Police who manage Fraud nationally.