Summer 2009 Making a difference locally www.westyorkshire.police.uk Inside Your Police Kirklees brings Welcome everyone together to talk community Chief Superintendent Your Chief’s Annual John Robins Report - pages 3-5 THE Police and the council are working together to reduce anti-social behaviour and crime in your neighbourhood. This is what Neighbourhood Policing is all about. But the police cannot do it alone - in this edition you will see articles about how we and other organisations are working together to deal with noisy neighbours, alcohol abuse by teenagers, litter, and educating youths about Your Police Authority - carrying knives. These are just a few examples of the pages 6-7 More than 100 people from various agencies hard work being done by your and organisations attended the Vulnerable local Neighbourhood Policing Communities in Kirklees conference Teams, and at the same time, we have again managed to FAITH leaders and council was very pleased to have been Huddersfield North reduce crime across Kirklees. officials joined senior police asked to speak at the Neighbourhood Policing Team But donʼt just take it from me; officers and representatives Vulnerable Communities Inspector Mohammed Rauf in this edition you will also see from various agencies and Conference. talked about his articles from the public, organisations to discuss how “I believe that local faith recently-launched diversity showing how we have they could make a difference communities have an important network. responded to their concerns in Kirklees. part to play in helping our “The scheme is aimed at better and reduced problems in their More than 100 people attended communities work more serving local people from area. More and more through our Policing Pledge, we are the ʻVulnerable Communities in effectively together. As people different cultural, ethnic, asking you what your Kirkleesʼ conference at the of faith, we share a common religious and diverse NPT’s new briefing Galpharm Stadium in commitment to support and help backgrounds. problems are and acting on these so you can see the base - page 2 Huddersfield, which was those who are most vulnerable.” “Staff within the Police who are results. organised by Inspector Nicola Thelma Singleton of the Safer themselves from a diverse Continually, I am seeking to Gibson. Stronger Communities background or have a particular find new ways of getting more “By bringing key representatives partnership, spoke about skill and knowledge, are brought officers on visible patrol and from our community together, protecting victims of domestic together to create an advisory more staff into Neighbourhood we are able to identify how we violence. network.” Policing Teams. I will continue to do this, because I know that can better work together to She said: “This conference Inspector Andy Leonard talked is what you want from us. provide the public with the best allowed us to inform the about his work in the Vulnerable We really are working hard to possible service,” she said. community of the resources Victims Unit and Kirklees PC deliver what you want, in your “Sections of any community can available while giving them the Roger Day discussed how crime local area. At times this can be vulnerable and we want to opportunity to discuss their reduction can help to prevent be tough, but on the whole, I look at ways in which we can requirements with us. people feeling vulnerable, while think your local police do an reach out to those people. “For developments to take head of adult services at excellent job. So, I am proud Contacting your local Chair of the Yorkshire and place, we each need an Kirklees Council Mark Greaves of your local Police and Community Support Officers, I police - back page Humber Inter Faith Forum, understanding of each otherʼs outlined to the conference how hope you are too. Bishop Tony Robinson said: “I position.” they are able to support people. What’s going on in your neighbourhood? Punch in your postcode to find out at www.wypnpt.org Your Police 2 www.westyorkshire.police.uk A COURSE which educates underage drinkers about the dangers of alcohol is to be rolled out across Kirklees. The programme, which was introduced in Huddersfield last Alcohol course is Cleaning up year, gives underage drinkers the choice of attending the course or an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO). The course, which is run jointly making an impact NEIGHBOURHOOD by the Police, West Yorkshire and we hope that they are taking Kirklees District Support Officer Policing Teams in Kirklees Fire and Rescue Service, on board all the information.” for West Yorkshire Fire and have been helping to Kirklees Licensing, Kirklees The course has now been Rescue Service, said: "We improve their local areas. Youth Offending Team and expanded to all of Kirklees and speak to the young people The Valleys Neighbourhood West Yorkshire Trading will continue throughout the rest about the impact their actions Policing Team teamed up Standards, is now available at of the year. can have on themselves and with councillors and Huddersfield Police Station and “This is very much a partnership their family and friends. members of the public for a Dewsbury Fire Station. More approach and we are committed “Unfortunately, firefighters are litter pick in Meltham, while than 70 young people have to responding to the concerns of the ones who must pick up the graffiti, litter and fly-tipping attended. local people while at the same pieces when someone has been were dealt with by the Inspector Adrian Waugh of the time taking positive action to drinking and involved in a road Dewsbury and Mirfield NPT. Huddersfield South deal with those involved. traffic collision or when Inspector Mark Trueman Neighbourhood Policing Team “By bringing all the agencies somebody decides to cook from the Valleys NPT said (pictured) helped to introduce together, we are able to provide when drunk. officers had received some the initiative. those attending the course with "We hope that by showing them good feedback from the "I think it is having a noticeable people out drinking,” he said. advice and information from a the shocking consequences of public and it was also an effect for residents. Many have “Feedback from the young range of experts.” their actions, they will behave opportunity to talk to people said they have seen less young people has also been excellent Watch Manager Chris Atkinson, responsibly." about any issues they had. The Dewsbury and Mirfield clean-up, named Fresh Startʼ was developed by School welcomes NPT as i ts new n eigh bour Sergeant Sarah Baker after HUDDERSFIELD North Policing Thornhill Lees residents Teamʼs move to a new briefing highlighted problem areas site has been welcomed by the at public meetings. school it now shares the site The Probation Service with. enlisted offenders to paint The NPT has moved to The over graffiti, while Kirklees Birkby and Fartown Information Neighbourhood Housing Centre on Wasp Nest Road in and students from Thornhill Fartown, which is attached to Community Science College Birkby Junior School. also helped. Headteacher Susan Davis, said she supported the move. Nuisances "This should help to further build positive relationships are silenced between the school and the police. It has allowed the children to see the positive role NOISY neighbours who that the police officers play." Huddersfield North NPT refused to turn it down, saw at their new briefing site Kirklees Council Leader Cllr their televisions and stereos Mehboob Khan, said it would seized by the Batley add to the effectiveness and Neighbourhood Policing CHILDREN in Huddersfield efficiency of the team. spent a day learning about the Team. "This project is an excellent Officers raided three dangers of gun and knife example of partnership work crime. properties in Healey, Batley between the police and the and Hanging Heaton after Pupils at the Netherhall council in tackling crime and Learning Campus in complaints from members of improving community safety.” the public about excessive Rawthorpe were visited by Inspector Mohammed Rauf of officers teaching them the noise. the Huddersfield North Police worked with partners consequences of using a Neighbourhood Policing Team, weapon. Kirklees Chief including Environmental said: “These premises are Services to clampdown on Inspector Phill Wright also paid occupants who had located in the heart of a very diverse community and in the a visit to judge the winner of a poster competition. Day g ets th e previously ignored noise abatement notices. middle of the Huddersfield North locality. Thirteen year old Vesmira Krkicʼs poster will be used in message across Inspector Neil Money of the “We saw the chance to use the Batley Neighbourhood bus stations. She received an knives or guns are thankfully Children and teachers walked space and decided to take the iPod and a certificate. Policing Team said: “It is rare in West Yorkshire and we through a safety arch and were opportunity. PC Neil Taylor, Netherhallʼs part of our drive to combat do not experience the problems shown how it works while PC “Although it is important to school based officer, organised all forms of anti-social seen in other parts of the Lisa Harley of the Huddersfield stress that this is not an the day. He said: “If we can behaviour. country. South Neighbourhood Policing operational police station, get the message across to “Our policy is to deal with “However, we can't be Team gave a presentation. having one site ensures that children now, in the future it will anything that affects the complacent and the more we Headteacher Joan Young said: officers have a thorough be clear in their minds just how standard of living for can do to educate young "We want to keep our students briefing and are able to patrol dangerous weapons such as residents. We are taking a people about the perils of knife safe and this is an effective way strategically in the surrounding guns and knives can be. zero tolerance approach.” or gun crime, the more we can or raising awareness of the neighbourhoods. "Violent incidents involving limit the risks.” danger of knife and gun crime.” West Yorkshire Police makes every effort to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. if you need this information in a different format, please contact the Media and Marketing Department on 01924 292218 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Summer 2009 The West Yorkshire Police Annual Report for the People of West Yorkshire www.westyorkshire.police.uk Working with you to Welcome make a real difference YOUR Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPTs) are helping more people in West Yorkshire to become more confident about us. Chief Constable The Forceʼs 47 NPTs are now working with Sir Norman Bettison local residents and keeping them updated IN this issue of Your Police, you will at local PACT (Police and Communities read about the work we have been Together) meetings. At these meetings, doing over the past year to protect officers will listen to your local concerns and you and your families from crime. agree with you what they will do about them. You will see that overall, crime is going down, but I know that Your Neighbourhood officers are there to sometimes if you or your respond to your needs and your concerns. neighbours have been the victim Since the increase in the number of NPTs of a theft or anti-social behaviour, it last March, the number of people who said might not feel like it. But actually there have been 3,000 fewer they were ʻconfidentʼ has risen to more than victims of crime in our county this 40 per cent - one of the highest levels in the year. country, and 83 per cent of those who had How have we done this? By been in touch with the police said they were putting more officers out on patrol into the areas where you live - we ʻsatisfiedʼ with the service they received, hope you are beginning to notice a making a real difference. difference. Is it working? In Wakefield, the ʻRuralʼ NPT Weʼve asked what you think so far. worked with the local housing department People say they feel more confident and satisfied with the to deal with a problem tenant in a block of work of the Force. This is a step in flats and tackle other problems in the area. the right direction. I know some of Their actions led to a member of the you donʼt see your local police as often as youʼd like and we will work community (pictured below) praising the to improve on this. efforts of Inspector Helen Brear and her You have also told us you want to team. receive a better service when you Similar actions were taken in Leeds time in Haworth, Oakworth, Oxenhope and need to contact us, that is one of our main priorities this year. “I cannot begin to by the Rothwell Neighbourhood Stanbury. in this edition, you will read about explain how much Policing Team, who, by working This was set up after residents said they the ʻPolicing Pledgeʼ. This makes us more accountable to you and help we have had from with the local authority and wanted to see their local officers more often. gives you a say in what you want Inspector Helen Brear and residents, were able to evict the The team has been able to patrol at schools the police to do in your area. l her team and how thankfu troublesome tenants. at opening and closing times and deal with We often use the phrase we are to them” The good work came after calls to local concerns. ʻpartnershipʼ and it may sound like police from concerned residents In Calderdale, the Lower Valley NPT has we are asking someone else to do our job – we are not. But issues about anti-social behaviour at the been holding fortnightly meetings with other affecting communities cannot address. agencies, such as the Street Wardens and always be dealt with by the police The team gathered evidence and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, to alone. We need to work closely found that some had suffered discuss crime problems and identify with councils and other agencies, but most of all you - the public. harassment and intimidation. The ʻhotspotsʼ. There are Police and g “In regard to the Policin court agreed a closure notice Other NPTs have been working with schools Communities Together (PACT) t Pledge, you state ‘we wan thanks to several local people to reduce anti-social behaviour. meetings held regularly in your we to deliver a service that who stood up and gave In Wakefield, Pontefract and Knottingley area. Details will be published ud locally, or if you use the internet, and the public can be pro evidence. NPT has set up PACT meetings for young on your local Neighbourhood of’ This has definitely been There is evidence of people at local schools, and in Kirklees, Police website. Use your achieved” communities standing together pioneering work with pupils is spearheading postcode to find out where they across the Force, in different the fight against hate crime. are. We need you to tell us what concerns you in your area. ways. We have recruited young people from My officers and staff are ready to Officers in Bradford are across the district to get together to discuss listen. We will tell you what we are spending more time in their hate crime cases and how they have been doing about your issues and nership “It would seem that part communities, organising days of dealt with by the police. update you each time we meet. This is real partnership because area and working is active in our action with other local agencies. In the age of neighbourhood policing, there itʼs local and will make a e that together we can mak Officers from the Worth Valley has never been a better time for you to help difference. We look forward to a difference for the better” NPT now start and finish work us make a difference to the quality of life in working with you to provide an even better police service in the in the village, to give them more your area. year ahead. Your Annual Report 4 www.westyorkshire.police.uk Making a serious impact in tackling serious crime NEIGHBOURHOOD policing deals scouting text book to crack a major Officers found packets of with the everyday crimes and crime. heroin inside the clothes issues that concern local people, In May, twelve people were but West Yorkshire Police also has sentenced at Nottingham Crown a serious role to play in tackling Court to 25 years in prison after serious crime. £1.2 million was stolen from banks. The Forceʼs Crime Division is just The Judge commended the work of one of the specialist departments DC Chris Stephens, who used his which works to catch criminals and knowledge from 40 years in put them before the courts. scouting to break the codes used to During 2008-2009, Crime Division hide account and personal details helped to: of customers. G Charge 292 people with Class A In another case, three men were drugs offences. an increase of sentenced to more than 40 years in nearly 30 per cent on the previous prison after they were found guilty financial year. of conspiring to import heroin into G Recover drugs with an estimated the UK and money laundering street value of more than offences. £25million. The men used the postal system to G Obtain 211 Confiscation Orders import heroin from Pakistan and to the value of more than used money service bureaus to £3.5million. launder the proceeds, worth £1.2m. G Recover 1,277 firearms Drugs were concealed inside G Arrest 894 cross-border criminals parcels of clothes and delivered to - an increase of nearly 40 per cent selected addresses in the Bradford on the previous financial year. area. G Charge 38 people with money The results send a clear message laundering offences - an increase of that the police will stop serious more than 80 per cent on the crime. Criminals should know that previous financial year. weʼre never far behind, and in many The Crime Divisionʼs specialist cases, we are one step ahead of Economic Crime Unit even used a them. What happens when you call 999? WHAT happens when you call calls from the public waiting our 10 second target. remember that 999 should be emergencies only. 999 and ask for the Police? for officers to arrive and Our target is that 90 per dialled in For non emergencies, call The Forceʼs updates from officers cent of the West Yorkshire Communications out on the non-emergency Police Switchboard on “Excellent service. Division handles streets, as calls must be 0845 60 60 60 6. The burglar was actually all telephone “He was really well as answered in in the house when I called contact nice and polite. They did dealing less than 30-40 999. The call taker between the a smashing job. It was all with calls seconds. actually calmed me down public and done quickly, no problem during But and he was brilliant!” police as well at all.” as sending officers to reports of “They dealt with crime and other incidents special my problem quickly and around the clock. operations or efficiently. They knew Your call will be picked up by serious what they were talking the Force Call Bureau at incidents. about and responded Headquarters in Wakefield, The same route is really fast.” which handles 999 calls, as followed for a well as non-emergency calls non-emergency call, and that might have gone through an appropriate response is to the Force switchboard. agreed with you. Your The operator will ask what has information will be passed to happened and take a note of the Contact Management Unit, your name and other details, who will inform your this may take time, but it is Neighbourhood Policing important to get as much Team. information from you as they Last year, the can at this stage. Communications Division The operator will then contact answered more than three one of the Forceʼs Area million calls - 375,000 Dispatch Centres nearest to emergency calls in an average you. The Dispatch Centre of 3.9 seconds and nearly team deals with follow-up 400,000 were answered within Your Annual Report 5 www.westyorkshire.police.uk What does The Policing Pledge mean for you? Crime WEST Yorkshire Police introduced the Policing Pledge in February, but what does Prevention that mean for you? The pledge is 10 points which lists the standard of service you can expect from Reduce the Force. Here is a brief summary of what you can the risk of expect, should you need to contact us. To see the pledge in full, visit summertime www.westyorkshire.police.uk crime WARMER weather and lighter nights traditionally signal an increase in sneak-in thefts, and neighbourhood policing teams will be stepping up patrols to post crime G If you are calling about an agreed neighbourhood priority and prevention leaflets. attendance is required, we aim to be with you within 60 minutes. Detective Inspector Duncan Macnay, the Forceʼs crime G Alternatively, if appropriate, we will make an appointment to see you at a reduction officer, said: time that fits in with you and within 48 hours of your call. “People are more relaxed about security when they are at home. “But while they are in the back garden or asleep, their property is particularly vulnerable. “It is essential that easy points of access like front doors remain locked, particularly while relaxing or gardening at the rear of the house. “At night, lock all ground floor doors and windows and consider other vulnerable points.” G Your Neighbourhood Policing And to nip garden thefts in Team (NPT) will be visible and on your G We will give you monthly the bud this summer, patch when most needed. updates on what we are doing householders can take about local crime and policing these steps to make their G Your NPT will spend most of its time issues. sheds secure; working in your neighbourhood, G If you have been a victim of G Check the fabric of a tackling your priorities. crime, we will agree with you how shed to make sure it is often you would like to be kept secure and free from decay. G Your NPT will answer every message informed of progress. You have G Consider installing a it receives within 24 hours and, where the right to be kept informed at strong grille or heavy wire necessary, will provide a more detailed least every month, for as long as mesh around windows to response as soon as it can. is reasonable. increase security G Fit a quality lock, such as a closed shackle padlock Your one-stop shop for policing and partnership news and bolt the fittings to the door, with a steel panel fitted on the inside of the From Holmbridge to Emley Moor, Dewsbury CCTV appeals for your area. There is even a door. and Batley to Skelmanthorpe, Marsden to local weather feed. G Fit an energy efficient Heckmondwike and everything in between! Patrick added: “We hope the public will help dusk to dawn light to deter Itʼs now easier than ever to find local policing us test the page and send in comments via thieves. and partnership updates thanks to a new an email link to help us improve it.” G Postcode items that you experimental iPortal web page launched by iPortal takes information from police store in the shed and keep a West Yorkshire Police. websites, such as the main West Yorkshire record of serial numbers. “The iPortal is a one-stop-shop designed to Police website G Mark property using a find localised police news and information (www.westyorkshire.police.uk) and the permanent marker or paint. from existing websites – and deliver these to Neighbourhood Policing Team website at G Make sure your shed is you via a fast postcode search,” explained www.wypnpt.org. always locked when left Web Communications Manager Patrick More widgets are planned, including ones unattended and that garden Brooke. with news from local partners and agencies. tools are put away safely. “Similar to the BBC homepage, iPortal Viewers in some areas can already use a G Use a heavy duty chain to enables users to customise their page by widget with local council updates. secure valuable items to selecting information windows (widgets) and Visit http://iportal.westyorkshire.police.uk/ make sure they are deciding how you would like them displayed *Subscribe for regular police updates from protected, even if somebody on your page.” your local Neighbourhood Policing Team and does break in. You can choose to display news releases or find out about local issues. You can also DI Macnay aded: “Items in events from your local police Division, receive news releases and police staff job your shed can cost contact information as well as Policing vacancies via email too. hundreds of pounds, so it is Priorities from your Neighbourhood Police More details on the NPT website at important you protect it.” Team, plus the latest Caught on Camera www.wypnpt.org. West Yorkshire Police Authority Working with you ... to improve local policing Looking back on 2008-09 WEST Yorkshire Police Authority is an independent body KIRKLEES responsible for ensuring West Yorkshire Police delivers an efficient and effective police service. It is made up of 17 local people who work on your behalf, supported by a small team of staff. Nine are councillors from the five local councils. The other eight are local people just like you who applied to join the Police Authority. The Authority makes sure that the Force is accountable to the people of West Yorkshire and actively gives you a chance to have a say in how you are policed. Our Policing Plan for 2008/09 Members of West Yorkshire Police Authority, with Chair Councillor Mark Burns-Williamson (far right) WEST YORKSHIRE contained targets for West Yorkshire Police about five priority boundaries between police forces The total number of crimes areas of policing activity. in the Region (such as some recorded in 2008/09 was 217,228, G reducing crime and offending; serious organised crime and roads nearly 11,000 down on the previous G tackling anti-social behaviour policing) and protecting vulnerable yearʼs total. and creating stronger and more people. All but two targets in the Policing cohesive communities; We put a smaller number of targets Plan were achieved: G increasing public confidence and in The Policing Plan for 2008 to improving satisfaction; 2011 than in previous years. These I Robbery - reduced by nearly 2% G strengthening “protective were supported by delivery targets. to 2,989 (159 fewer crimes) services” and reducing risk to the The Authorityʼs Annual Report I Theft from Vehicle - reduced by public and vulnerable groups; and contains more details about these 1.5% to 20,341 (300 fewer crimes) G strengthening management of and you can find more detail about I Theft of Vehicle – reduced by the Force. the delivery targets in the quarterly nearly 3% to 8,185 (244 fewer ʻProtective servicesʼ include reports to the Authorityʼs Strategic crimes) job in their local area – increased local area is a place where counter-terrorism and extremism, Planning and Performance I Serious Violent Crime – by over 4% to 41.8% people from different serious organised crime, civil Committee. Both can be found on reduced by nearly 6% to 1582 (100 I Percentage of residents in communities get on well contingencies and emergency our website (www.wypa.org) fewer crimes) West Yorkshire who say together – increased by 2% to planning, critical incident Recorded crime continued to fall I Overall detection rate – anti-social behaviour in their 56.5% management, major crime throughout 2008/09. Figures increased by 1.7% to 26% area has increased – reduced by I Victim satisfaction – increased (requiring the appointment of a reported to the Police Authority I Percentage of residents in 20% to 18.7% by nearly 2% to 83.3% senior investigating officer), public show a 4.8 per cent reduction over West Yorkshire who say the I Percentage of residents in I Maintain or increase the order, policing which crosses the the figures recorded in 2007/08. police do an excellent or good West Yorkshire who agree their number of the workforce in public facing roles at 5,863 – achieved 5,994 Better browsing for everyone Two targets were not met: I House burglaries - increased by nearly 12% to 20,800 (2,200 more MORE people are relying on the (pictured) for the FREE software crimes) Internet and technology to help and then it will be possible to I Road collisions involving them access information, listen to content from web pages, death or serious injury – particularly about public documents and even Adobe increased by 4% to 994 (39 more services. Acrobat files. incidents) People with disabilities can be The Chair of the Authorityʼs Robbery, house burglary and theft even more reliant on these Equality and Diversity of and from vehicles are combined means of communication and so Committee, Roger Grasby, said: in a single target (acquisitive crime) more public bodies are trying to “Although some people with in the Policing Plan. The results make sure they provide severe visual impairments or have been shown for each crime information in this way. dyslexia may have more type above to make it clear that In partnership with Browsealoud, specialised software, burglary is the only area of West Yorkshire Police Authority Browsealoud will open up the underperformance. has joined the growing number website to a wider audience. Since 2007/08, the four police of public and private bodies “As well as those with mild authorities and forces in the which have made their websites visual impairments, there will be Yorkshire and the Humber have more accessible. people who cannot read English been working together to Visitors to the website will now well and people who take adapt it to suit your needs, bigger as the words are spoken strengthen their ability to deal with find the information is not only information in better by listening including choosing male or (see picture). protective services. A Regional displayed in words and images, rather than reading.” female voices, varying the speed For more information, visit Roads Policing Team was also but it can also be read aloud. The Browsealoud software is of the reading and choosing www.wypa.org and click on the launched last autumn. Just click on the download icon very easy to install and you can whether to have text or the made Get textHELP Browsealoud logo. Your Policing Summary 7 www.wypa.org As in previous years, the Policing Plan for 2009 methods. These included: a postal public Our priorities for the year ahead to 2012 contains targets related to the five priority areas of policing activity: perception survey; public events; visits to schools; and talking to people in shopping G reducing crime and offending; centres and at the Bradford Mela. G tackling anti-social behaviour and creating You Said Public confidence stronger and more cohesive communities; You gave us very clear feedback about how you G increasing public confidence and improving are policed and where you wanted to see and satisfaction satisfaction; improvements. You Said: G strengthening protective services (see We Acted Police response has become more previous page for an explanation of what these We took what you had told us into meetings important to more of you during 2008. are) and reducing risk to the public and with the Force and made sure that your You want a consistent and reliable response to vulnerable groups; and strengthening priorities were included in the Policing Plan for emergency and non-emergency calls. management of the Force; 2009 to 2012. Half of the targets in the Policing People regularly raise the need for better communication G setting our targets to make sure they Plan directly relate to what you told us. They between them and the police. reflect areas of local and national broadly fall into four topic areas – public Police visibility is an issue for those of you living in suburbs and rural areas. importance or where performance confidence and satisfaction, acquisitive crime, improvement is most needed. violent crime and anti-social behaviour. We Asked You Will See The Policing Plan target for 2009/10: During 2008, the Police Authority A summary of some of the things the police 1. Increase the proportion of residents who say the police are doing an consulted with residents about their intend to do to tackle your priorities are excellent or good job from 41.8 per cent to 42.9 per cent. policing priorities using different displayed here. 2. Increase the overall satisfaction of service users from 83.3 per cent to 84.3 per cent. 3. Reduce the satisfaction gap between white and minority ethnic victims of crime from 7.1 per cent to 6.1 per cent. 4. Increase the proportion of residents who agree that their local area is a place where people from different communities get on well together from 56.5 per cent to 57.5 per cent. ASB (Anti-social behaviour) 5. Maintain or increase the number of the workforce in public facing roles. You Said: ASB is your top policing priority. What will be done to meet the target in the Policing Plan: ASB impacts on you more than other crime and disorder issues. The Policing Pledge has been implemented in all 47 Neighbourhood Policing Teams Specific problems include gangs of young people which make across West Yorkshire, setting out the standards you can expect from your local police. you feel unsafe, criminal damage and Internal performance monitoring and training will people riding off-road motorcycles where they shouldnʼt. be used to identify and address areas for improvement The Chief Constable has given Neighbourhood Policing Teams the freedom to deliver a policing service that best meets The Policing Plan target for 2009/10: your needs and find creative and innovative solutions 1. To reduce the proportion of residents who say that ASB has to local problems in partnership with you. increased in their local area from 18.7 per cent to 17.8 per cent. 2. To increase the proportion of residents who agree that the police and local council are dealing with the ASB and crime issues that matter in their area Violent Crime from 44 per cent to 49 per cent. You Said: Media coverage of gun and knife crime has made you more What will be done to meet the target in the aware of violent crime and makes you feel less safe. Policing Plan: Violent crime is linked to drugs, alcohol and gangs which you Neighbourhood Policing Teams will work with you and other are also worried about. partners to tackle specific local ASB issues. Violent crime is one of your top four policing priorities. As part of the Policing Pledge, the police will respond within 60 minutes to your calls about ASB issues identified as The Policing Plan target for 2009/10: local priorities. Work with partners to ensure that the range of methods and 1. Reduce the number of assaults resulting police powers to tackle ASB are used more effectively. in injury by 2 per cent from 16,621 to 16,289. Work with partners to try and help people at risk from 2. Reduce the number of serious violent crimes by committing crime and acts of ASB. 2 per cent from 1,582 to 1,550. Make full use of Safer Schools Partnerships, which have had 3. Increase the proportion of detections an impact on crime and ASB in and around schools. for domestic violence from 51.1 per cent to 53 per cent. What will be done to meet the target in the Policing Plan: The police will engage with young people earlier to stop low level Acquisitive Crime problems escalating. Use of knife arches in public places. (house burglary, robbery Work with partners to ensure that the range of methods and police powers to tackle alcohol related crime are used more effectively. and vehicle crime) Work with partners to protect children and vulnerable adults from serious violent crime. You Said: More of you completing our public perception Other priorities survey say that property crime is a problem in your local area. Property crime makes you feel less safe. The Policing Plan contains more detail about the remainder of the priorities, including the targets for 2009/10 and what West Yorkshire Police will do to The Policing Plan target for 2009/10: achieve these. The Plan can be found on our website (www.wypa.org) or we Reduce the level of acquisitive will send you a hard copy if you ask for one. crime by 2.7 per cent from 52,365 to 50,964. The other priorities in the Policing Plan are: Providing a better service What will be done to meet the target G Reduce the abandonment rate of non-emergency calls in the Policing Plan: Stopping the people who commit most of our crime from re-offending Neighbourhood Policing Teams will work with you G Reduce the re-offending rate of priority offenders and other partners to tackle specific local issues. Getting money back from criminals Training of officers to improve G Increase the volume and value of confiscation orders standards of investigation. Working smarter and saving money More sharing of successful tactics G Deliver 10 per cent efficiency and productivity gains by 2010/11 across the Force area. G Reduce the proportion of working hours to lost sickness Specific intensive police operations The police force has a similar make up to the population of West Yorkshire to tackle these crime types. G Increase the proportion of the workforce from minority ethnic backgrounds If you have any comments or questions about the policing priorities, please contact the Police Authority on 01924 294000, e-mail email@example.com, or write to us at Ploughland House, 62 George Street, Wakefield, WF1 1DL. Your Police 8 www.westyorkshire.police.uk How can I contact West Yorkshire Police? You can contact the Divisional HQ Holmfirth If you have any police any time by calling: Huddersfield Huddersfield Road information about Castlegate Holmfirth crimes that have I 999 in an emergency Huddersfield HD9 3JC been committed, where there is a danger to HD1 2NJ Full disabled access you can call life or a crime in progress Full disabled Crimestoppers access For more information anonymously on I 08456 06 06 06 and full contact details 0800 555 111. for non-emergencies Dewsbury of your neighbourhood Your call is free and Aldams Road policing teams, including you may get a KIRKLEES DIVISION Dewsbury regular and forthcoming reward. Divisional Commander – WF12 8AR opportunities to meet You can also visit Chief Superintendent Full disabled local officers, please www.crimestoppers John Robins access visit: www.wypnpt.org -uk.org How can I contact my local Neighbourhood Policing Team? Spen Valley Batley, Birstall & Birkenshaw Areas covered: Areas covered: Cleckheaton, Heckmondwike, Batley, Birstall, Birkenshaw, Healey, Scholes, Gomersal, Liversedge, Howden Clough, Soothill, Staincliffe, Hightown, Roberttown, Norristhorpe, Batley Carr and surrounding areas. Littletown, Oakenshaw and surrounding areas. Team Supervisor: A/Inspector Dave Inspector Neil Inspector Neil Money Whitfield Team Supervisor: Money A/Inspector Dave Whitfield Contact: 01924 295301 Contact: 01924 295357 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: email@example.com Huddersfield North Areas covered: Dewsbury and Mirfield Ashbrow Ward, Greenhead Ward Areas covered: and Lindley Ward. Chickenley, Earlsheaton, Hanging Heaton, Dewsbury Moor, Team Supervisor: Westborough/Flatts, West Mirfield, Inspector Mohammed Rauf Ravensthorpe, Scout Hill, Thornhill, Thornhill Lees, Saville Town and town Inspector centre. Inspector Dave Mohammed Rauf Barnett Lindley Ward - 01484 436698 (answering service available) Team Supervisor: Inspector Dave Barnett Greenhead Ward (Marsh & Paddock) - 01484 436698 Contact: 01924 431033 Greenhead Ward (Birkby) - 01484 436729 Ashbrow Ward - 01484 234220 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: email@example.com The Valleys Areas covered: Denby Dale and Kirkburton Holme Valley North/South and Areas covered: Colne Valley/Golcar. Denby Dale and Kirkburton ward areas. Huddersfield South Team Supervisor: Areas covered: Team Supervisor: Inspector Mark Trueman Almondbury, Dalton, Kirkheaton, Lepton, Inspector Nicholas Harvey Newsome, Crosland Moor, Lowerhouses, town Inspector Mark Trueman centre, Berry Brow, Netherton, Lockwood and Inspector Nicholas surrounding areas. Contact: 01484 436898. Harvey Holme Valley South – 01484 436855 Holme Valley North – 01484 436855 Team Supervisor: Inspector Adrian Waugh E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Colne Valley – 01484 436896 Inspector Adrian Golcar – 01484 436726 Waugh E-mail: email@example.com Dalton Ward : 01484 436724 Almondbury Ward : 01484 436724 Town Centre : 01484 436672 Crosland Moor : 01484 436672 Newsome/Lowerhouses: 01484 436672 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Please tell us how you received your copy of Your Police. Your Police can be downloaded and printed in pdf format at www.westyorkshire.police.uk by selecting ‘Reports’ then ‘Your Police’ Have you received the correct edition? If you have received the wrong regional edition, please call 01924 292218 or email email@example.com and we will send you the regional version you require for either Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds or Wakefield. Your Police is printed for West Yorkshire Police by Cumbrian Newsprint, Phoenix Road, Barrow LA14 2UG. 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