Another week of great work making our streets safer – from as far afield as Redbridge in London to Middlesbrough.
Foot Patrol of the Week
The public love to see police officers out on foot, patrolling their local neighbourhoods, and are especially fond of the iconic beat duty or ‘custodian’ helmets. It was therefore our pleasure to highlight the work of Sgt Kiran Patel in the West Midlands, who spent time this week out on foot in Alum Rock and Washwood Heath.
Probation don’t just have a critical role to play in helping protect the public from those who are on community sentences or on licence from prison, they can also help make our streets cleaner and safer by deploying Community Payback. This week probation in Middlesbrough put some convicted criminals to work cleaning up Albert Park, clearing litter and weeding flower beds ahead of planting. Great work!
Arrest of the Week
Multiple arrests as part of ‘Operation Skomer’ in Bexley, Greenwich and Lewisham town centres for offences including failing to appear at court, carrying a knife, possessing drugs, and even on suspicion of murder. Excellent work!
Stop and Search
Stop and search is a vital tool for the police to use to make our streets safer – as demonstrated by these officers in Brierley Hill, who stopped a suspected stolen vehicle, only to find balaclavas and a lock knife. The driver was arrested and the stolen vehicle recovered. Undoubtedly helping to make our streets safer.
Meanwhile in Staffordshire, police officers stopped a van that had made off from police on a number of previous occasions. The driver was found to be wanted for four offences and was arrested – and the van was seized. Excellent work helping to make the streets of Staffordshire safer.
Warrants and Raids
Finally, our warrant of the week goes to police in Redbridge who raided an address, arrested three suspects, and imposed a Closure Order preventing anyone else from accessing the property for the next three months. These are a vital power to help stamp out crime and improve the quality of life for local residents. Well done all!
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