Dewsbury

Covering : Dewsbury, Mirfield, Ravensthorpe, Thornhill Edge, Town Centre, Chickenley, Earlsheaton, Upper Hopton, Lower Hopton and surrounding areas.

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Neighbourhood Priorities

Lead Inspector: 3848 Baragwanath 

 

Ward area: Dewsbury East Ward  

Problem Solving Officers: PC 1392 Hopson, PC 3334 Sturdy, Funded Town Centre Team Officers

Lead Sergeant: PS 3638 Oates 

Town Centre Area: Set August 2021

  • Town Centre youth Anti-Social Behaviour / nuisance drinkers / begging we will, with colleagues at Safer Kirklees and the new Town Centre Police officers, conduct hi visibility patrols, robustly enforce the Public Space Protection Order, and utilise Anti-Social Management tactics inclusive of dispersal powers when required to prevent further issues occurring. Members of public can report directly to officers on ward patrols, via 101/999 or online reporting tools, or attendance at any publicised public meetings. Additional information will be shared where relevant via WYP Community Alert and the Dewsbury & Mirfield NPT Facebook page.

Update September 2021

Town Centre ASB: Officers continue to deal provide high visibility patrols in key areas based on ASB data, with patrols bolstered by the Neighbourhood Impact Team and Town Centre Team officers. Public reports of ASB have remained at similar levels in the last month showing a slight decline in the last 7 days. Police dispersal powers have been utilised by the Neighbourhood Impact team on two occasions where 14+ directions to leave have been given. There has been daily enforcement of the Public Space Protection Order to remove alcohol from individuals.

All Dewsbury East Ward Area: Set August 2021

  • Vehicular Anti-Social Behaviour – we will use relevant traffic legislation to proactively deal with document offences, routinely use our Pro Laser speed device, use S59 Police Reform Act warnings/seizures, gather subject intelligence and work with Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing colleagues to disrupt and deter behaviour.

Update September 2021 - 

Speeding / Traffic offences: Several pro-laser operations have been undertaken on Leeds Road & Syke Lane area where most complaints arise. Approximately 15 vehicles have been identified as travelling at excess speed and 1 x vehicle seized for document offences. Traffic Offence Report were submitted for significant excess speed offences alongside educational advice when appropriate circumstances . Most motorists were detected below the speed limit.

 

Ward area: Dewsbury South 

Problem Solving Officers: PC 3667 Stephens, PC 4568 Storey

Lead Sergeant: PS 6516 Cotton

Various Roads Dewsbury South Area: Set September 2021

  • To target anti-social vehicle use and speeding around Brewery lane, Forge Lane, Mill Street East, Saville Road and Bretton Street. This will be targeted with extra patrols as well as days of action with additional police resources such as the road policing unit.​​​​​​

All Dewsbury South Area: Set September 2021

  • Following the lift of covid restrictions get back into community engagement focusing around primary and secondary schools. Subjects to be covered will be county lines, knife crime, drugs, road safety and anti social behaviour. Community support officers have already started making arrangements across the schools in the ward.


Ward area: Dewsbury West 

Problem Solving Officers: PC 3062 Finnerty, PC 2491 Sturdy, PC 2420 Clare

Lead Sergeant: PS 3388 Knott

Ravensthorpe and West Town Area: Set September 2021

  • To target Anti-Social Vehicle use, speeding and vehicles being used for drug related issues in and around the Ravensthorpe and West Town area. We will be increasing patrols in the areas and using stop and search powers where appropriate. Traffic offence reports and section 59 notices will be issued to drivers when required.

Crow Nest Park Area : Set September 2021

  • To disrupt and engage with nuisance youths at Crow Nest Park, particularly targeting Misuse of Drugs offences and Anti-Social Behaviour. We plan to deal with this issue by increasing high visibility patrols in the area. We will also use ASB Legislation if required to prevent the youths from returning to the location if warnings are not heeded.

All Dewsbury West Area: Set September 2021

  • To target nuisance off road motorcycles that are using the Greenway, travelling through the area. Operation Taskabbey is a targeted approach using Police off road motor cycles . They will be deployed at the 'hot times' in the area where we have seen an increase in calls for service. 

     

Ward area: Mirfield

Problem Solving Officers: PC 1921 Jones, PC 4218 Holdsworth

Lead Sergeant:  PS 3638 Oates

Greenspace and Town Centre Area: Set August 2021

  • Youth anti-social behaviour in greenspace & town centre – We will, consider any relevant problem-solving approach to issues and identify a bespoke response, and where appropriate collaborate with partners including Safer Kirklees / Local Authority teams / Education establishments / or other relevant agency. Anti-social behaviour and crime reports will be robustly reviewed to ensure any subjects are assessed against early intervention & ASB management processes to maximise positive outcomes. Members of public can report directly to officers on ward patrols, via 101/999 or online reporting tools, or attendance at any publicised public meetings. Additional information will be shared where relevant via WYP Community Alert and the Dewsbury & Mirfield NPT Facebook page.

Update September 2021

Youth ASB: Officers continue to deal provide high visibility patrols in key areas based on ASB data – There has been a decline in reported ASB over the course of the last month. Officers have taken early intervention action with several home visits for youths involved in recent reports. ASB offender management warning letters have been used where appropriate.

All Mirfield Area: Set August 2021

  • Speeding / Traffic offences – we will continue to work alongside colleagues with the Roads Policing Unit for proactive enforcement activity, seek information from community residents to gather intelligence on offending vehicles, and conduct additional Pro Laser Speed Operations

Update September 2021 

Speeding / Traffic offences: Several pro-laser operations have been undertaken in the Lower Hopton area & Sunny Bank Road area where most complaints arise. A small number of Traffic Offence Reports have been issued for excess speed offences, with most motorists being detected below the speed limit.

 

 

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Theft From Shop
Kirklees
Offence Date
Ref: KD4001
Theft of Pedal Cycle
Kirklees
Offence Date
Ref: KD3992
Theft of Pedal Cycle
Kirklees
Offence Date
Ref: KD3976
Interference with Motor Vehicle
Kirklees
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Ref: KD3975