Leeds East

Covering : Allerton Bywater, Burmantofts, Cross Gates, Garforth, Gipton, Halton Moor, Harehills, Killingbeck, Kippax, Methley, Richmond Hill, Seacroft, Swarcliffe, Swillington, Temple Newsam, Whinmoor and surrounding areas.

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Neighbourhood Priorities

Inner East

Ward Area - Burmantofts and Richmond Hill set on 1st September 2021
Lead Sergeant: PS 4072 Nicholls
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC 2808 Cockayne and PC 5202 Daniels

To disrupt and seek to reduce violent and organised crime in the Richmond Hill area, particularly around the Haselwood’s.
Targeted and proactive patrols will continue in areas highlighted as a concern from the public and partner agencies. We will monitor crime data, gather intelligence and conduct targeted disruption visits on known offenders.
We will liaise with internal policing units such as the Violence Reduction Unit to plan targeted operations and further knife sweeps, alongside Operation Jemlock.
We will continue to support and work alongside Leeds City Council Youth Services and third sector organisations, to deliver educational and preventative engagement sessions in the community.
In addition, we will work with Safer Schools’ officers to deliver Knife Crime awareness lessons in schools, to increase awareness and educate young people regarding the consequences and dangers of carrying bladed articles. 

To pro-actively deploy and work alongside partner agencies, to address repeat reports of anti-social behaviour and criminality on Ascot Terrace.
We will commit and deploy resources to Ascot Terrace and surrounding streets, to address the continued reports of anti-social behaviour and criminality.  
We will continue to work in partnership with Leeds City Council and third sector agencies to proactively address the local issues and reports made, ensuring residents are reassured and safeguarded accordingly.
We will work alongside Leeds City Council Leedswatch department, to view and monitor any available footage with a view to identifying the individuals involved in such behaviour.
In addition, we will gather information alongside our partner agencies ensuring action is taken against individuals, involved in anti-social behaviour and criminality.
 
Ward Area - Gipton and Harehills set on 1st September 2021
Lead Sergeant: PS 6785 Porritt
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PS 6785 Porritt

To improve community engagement, particularly with new and emerging communities in the locality and provide additional support to vulnerable adults and children within the local communities served.
We will utilise key community contacts, to reach out to new and emerging communities in the area. We aim to achieve this by holding regular public and partner agency meetings and through attending community and local groups, to forge key relations.
We will also ensure those identified as being vulnerable in the community, are signposted and referred to partner agencies, so the appropriate levels of support are in place and they are safeguarded accordingly.

To proactively work alongside our partner agencies, to address increased reports of anti-social behaviour across the Bayswater’s and Seaforth’s. 
We will deploy police resources to conduct targeted and proactive patrols, across the affected street locations.
Working alongside our partner agencies, we will engage with young people ensuring they are signposted into local provisions. We will work alongside Leeds City Council Youth Services and local youth provisions to educate young people, regarding the impact their anti-social behaviour has on local communities.
We will continue to work with Leeds City Council Anti-Social Behaviour Teams to ensure actions is taken, against those identified as being repeatedly involved in such behaviour. 

To address anti-social behaviour in the locality including incidents that are linked to street drinking and drugs supply.
We will obtain and gather community intelligence to obtain and conduct drugs warrants and closure orders on properties, involved in the supply of drugs.
We will engage, disperse and signpost those identified to be involved in street drinking in the locality. We will continue to hold regular public and partner agencies meetings, to proactively discuss and address long term issues that adversely affect, the local communities we serve.
 
Ward Area - Killingbeck and Seacroft set on 1st September 2021
Lead Sergeant: PS 3550 Nicholson
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC 3826 McAleese and PC 6313 Simpson

To address youth anti-social behaviour, nuisance motorcycle demand and associated criminality in Crossgates, Seacroft and Killingbeck.
We will commit and deploy resources to the locations identified, particularly on late shifts and weekends when the reported demand is higher. Where available and appropriate other resources will be brought into the area, including Leeds City Council Anti-Social Behaviour Teams, Youth Services, Off Road Motorcycle Unit, Specials and Volunteers.
We will work alongside Leeds City Council Leedswatch department, to view and monitor any available footage, with a view to identifying those involved in anti-social behaviour, criminality and the anti-social use of such vehicles.
In addition, we will gather information and work alongside our partner agencies, taking relevant enforcement action, against any individuals involved in such behaviour.

To seek to reduce the levels of disability, race, religion and sexual orientation-based hate crimes across the Killingbeck and Seacroft area.
We will work alongside partner agencies and the hate crime coordinator, to ensure the vulnerable and repeat victims of such crimes are protected, ensuring the relevant support is in place.
We will challenge attitudes and behaviour that foster hatred, ensuring that any identified offenders are dealt with accordingly.
In addition, we will work with engagement officers to deliver Hate Crime awareness lessons in local schools, to increase awareness and educate young people regarding the consequences and impact of such behaviour.

 

Outer East
 
Ward Area - Crossgates and Whinmoor set on 21st September 2021
Lead Sergeant: PS 1236 Lund
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC 1992 Shepherd, PC 6892 Byfield and PC 2484 Jenkins

To address anti-social behaviour and nuisance motorcycle demand, in the Swarcliffe area.
We will continue to conduct targeted patrols in the area, to address the increase in reports regarding anti-social behaviour and nuisance motorcycle demand.
We will work closely with the dedicated Off-Road Bike Motorcycle Unit, to identify those responsible for the anti-social use of such vehicles. We aim to achieve this by ensuring Section 59 Notices are issued, to individuals using Motorcycles in an anti-social manner and will seize vehicles persistently involved in such behaviour.
In addition, we will refer any youths identified as repeatedly causing anti-social behaviour into Leeds City Council Anti-Social Behaviour Team, for appropriate action to be taken.
We will strive to keep our local communities updated, regarding the actions we have taken to address the concerns raised.

To address anti-social behaviour and associated criminality across the Manston and Crossgates area.
We will provide targeted and high visibility reassurance patrols, in the affected locations. We will engage with local community members and residents to gather information, listening to concerns raised.
We will seek to identify those responsible for anti-social behaviour and any associated criminality in the locality.
Liaising and working alongside our partner agencies, we will divert young people into the local provisions available and seek to take any relevant enforcement action, against those repeatedly involved in such behaviour.
 
Ward Area - Garforth, Swillington, Kippax, Methley and Villages
set on 1st September 2021
Lead Sergeant: PS 4037 Micklethwaite
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC 5951 Johnson and PS 4037 Micklethwaite

To address public concerns of youth anti-social behaviour, alcohol and drugs misuse and associated criminality.
Targeted high visibility patrols will be conducted at the affected locations, during peak times identified from call demand analysis and information provided by local communities. In addition to this we will work closely with the Leeds City Council Anti-Social Behaviour Team, to respond to any repeat youths identified.
We will continue to support Leeds City Council Youth Services, who will be providing provisions and planned activities, across the repeat demand locations.
We will aim to inform, engage and provide advice for young people so they can make safer choices, whilst signposting and referring young people who need further support.

To target and address multiple road safety concerns including speeding and parking offences.
We will continue to arrange planned operations in line with Fatal4, to address speeding and driving offences in the communities we serve, along with utilising Speed Indication Devices to raise public awareness.
In addition, we will work closely with Leeds City Council Parking Services to address repeat incidents and reports of local parking issues and obstructions. Penalty Notices will be issued, to anyone found to be causing an obstruction and parking on a pavement.
 
Ward Area - Temple Newsam and Halton set on 1st September 2021
Lead Sergeant: PS 3483 King
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC 1438 Mortimer and PC 1000 Bradley

To target and address reports of anti-social vehicle use and speeding on and around Halton, Whitkirk and Temple Newsam.
We will increase patrols in the area, utilise Speed Indication Devices and issue Penalty Notices to vehicles found to be causing an obstruction.
We will also request the presence of the Off-Road Motorcycle Unit in areas repeatedly affected by nuisance motorcycles, to address the reports received and identify persistent offenders.
In addition, we will conduct planned policing operations alongside the Off-Road Motorcycle Unit to disrupt those involved in the anti-social use of such vehicles, whilst addressing any associated criminality. 

To pro-actively deploy and work alongside partner agencies, to address repeat reports of anti-social behaviour in Halton Moor.
We will conduct targeted patrols across the area, during the peak times of reported demand and in line with information obtained from the local community.
We aim to identify young people involved and work with partner agencies, including Leeds City Council Youth Services, the Youth Association and Leeds United KICKS programme, to engage and divert young people into the local provisions available.
In addition, we will refer any youths identified as repeatedly causing anti-social behaviour into Leeds City Council Anti-Social Behaviour Team, for appropriate action to be taken.
 
 
Community and Policing Priorities are reviewed frequently and will be amended in line with community concerns, identified risks and information obtained from local policing analysis. 

Updates on actions taken to address the local priorities, will be added for each ward in line with Police and Partner Agency Community Safety meetings.

We will frequently share news updates on Social Media, Community Alert and via the West Yorkshire Police Website.

 

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Date: Tuesday 2nd November 2021
Time: 18:00 – 20:00 hours
Location: St Hilda’s Church, Cross Green Lane LS9 0DG

On Tuesday 2nd November 2021, the Burmantofts and Richmond Hill Neighbourhood Policing Team will host a Police and Communities Together Meeting at St Hilda’s Church, Cross Green Lane.