Wakefield Central

Covering : Wakefield City Centre, including Eastmoor, Flanshaw, Lupset, Peacock, Portobello, Thornes and surrounding areas.

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Neighbourhood Priorities


Wakefield Central NPT 
Inspector: P. Fraser

 

Ward 17: Wakefield North (City Centre, Peacock, Flanshaw & St. Johns). 
Reviewed and set on 22nd September 2021

Lead Area Sergeant: PS 4499 Miller
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC 84 Garlick

•    Street drinking / begging and associated ASB in Wakefield City Centre. A Public Space Protection Order is in place and will continue to be promoted within the community and enforced according to the legislation. We will adopt a partnership approach with the local council and various third sector charities to assist the most vulnerable and sign post them to appropriate services whilst ensuring we take appropriate action against those individuals that take advantage of our communities’ generosity.

Update September 2022
We have issued a number of street drinking tickets over the summer months and we have continued to deal robustly with repeat offenders. We have worked closely with partner agency WMDC Anti-Social Behaviour Team, successfully issuing a number of banning orders and prison sentences to repeat offenders. 

•    Drug Dealing Wakefield City Centre.  We will adopt a number of initiatives / operations to deal with the issue of drug dealing within Wakefield city centre.  Examples of this are working in partnership with specialist units to deal with travelling drug dealers who are using motor vehicles to deal from.  We will look to engage our community and obtaining relevant information which will then be acted upon swiftly in order to minimise the impact of drugs within the city centre. You can help us by reporting any information or concerns you have directly to us or by using Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org

Update September 2022
A number of warrants have been executed in the area which have led to arrests, prosecutions, drugs seizures and cannabis farms being closed down. Our officers have carried out a number of plain clothed operations which have been a valuable source of intelligence, ultimately leading to prosecutions. 

Ward 20: Wakefield West (Thornes, Lupset & Cathedral Retail Park).
Reviewed and set on 15th September 2021

Lead Area Sergeant: PS 6162 Simpson
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC 4232 Darnley

•    Thornes Park – Crime and Anti-social behaviour. We aim to reduce incidents of crime and ASB by providing high visibility patrols in the area, working with WMDC and key partners to identify and proactively deal with anyone identified as being responsible for criminal offences and ASB in and around the park. You can help us by reporting any information or concerns you have directly to us or by using Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org

Update September 2022
Regular patrols are carried out by Wakefield West NPT and WMDC ASB Officers and Park Rangers. CCTV has been installed in the “Secret Garden”.  In partnership with WMDC and WYFRS we have conducted “Days of Action” and we have carried out a number of community engagement events in the park. We are also working with St Giles Trust, engaging with youths in and around the park, directing them to a range of activities and support that is available to them through the trust. 

•    Lupset - Anti-social behaviour and drugs. We aim to reduce incidents of crime and ASB, with high visibility patrols and positive action taken against offenders. Target drug use and drugs supply. High visibility and plain clothes patrols to be completed. Court Warrants will be obtained to target drugs supply and organised crime in the area. Partnership work will continue to be completed with Wakefield District Housing (& other Housing Providers) and Wakefield Council to address concerns, target the tenancy of offenders and support the community. You can help us by reporting any information or concerns you have directly to us or by using Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org

Update September 2022 
A specific area of Lupset has been identified as a location which requires enhanced patrols, engagement and reassurance. Working with the local Housing Provider, identified offenders have been targeted and arrested for a variety of offences. Working with specialist teams, drugs warrants and drugs related arrests have continued across Thornes and Lupset. Incidents have included offenders being arrested for possession with intent to supply cocaine and being concerned in the supply of cocaine. Large quantities of drugs and cash have been seized during the investigations.

Reviewed and set on 1st September 2022
•    Westgate and Cathedral Retail Parks – Begging and theft from shop. We will adopt a partnership approach with the local council and various third sector charities to assist the most vulnerable and sign post them to appropriate services whilst ensuring we take appropriate action against those individuals that take advantage of our communities generosity. We will work with our partner agency WMDC, to ensure that offenders receive appropriate warnings and banning orders. 
 

Ward 16: Wakefield East (Eastmoor, College Grove, Pinders Heath, Portobello). 
Set on 22nd September 2021

Lead Area Sergeant: PS 2716 Emanuel

Drug dealing and drug taking in College Grove
•    We aim to target drug use and drugs supply by acting on intelligence received, we will look to obtain warrants and target offenders whilst undertaking both high visibility and plain clothes operations. Partnership work will continue to be completed with Wakefield District Housing (& other Housing Providers) and Wakefield Council to address concerns, target the tenancy of offenders and support the community. You can help us by reporting any information or concerns you have directly to us or by using Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org
Lead Area Problem Solving Officers: PC 3287 Pickering, PCSO 936 Wood

Update January 2022
•    There have been several Crown Court warrants executed and stop searches completed on target addresses and persons in the last 3 months with cannabis grows, class A and B drugs seized and disposed of and cash connected to drugs seized to try and reduce drugs crime. Each person arrested for drugs offences are either charged or referred for drug abuse support to try and reduce persons involved with the drugs trade.
•    Targeted high visibility and plain clothes patrols have reduced reported incidents in the area. 
 

ASB College Grove and Eastmoor 
•    Anti-social behaviour including street drinking and the illegal use of motor bikes in the College Grove and Eastmoor areas. We aim to reduce these incidents by providing high visibility patrols in the area, working with WMDC and key partners to identify and proactively deal with offenders utilising the PSPO powers.  You can help us by reporting any information or concerns you have directly to us or by using Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org
Lead Area Problem Solving Officers: PC 3287 Pickering, PCSO 936 Wood, PCSO 220 Duke

Update January 2022
•    Regular and targeted high visibility patrols have reduced reported incidents in the area. Feedback from residents in the affected areas states :  ‘There has been a reduction in ASB over the last few months and we have seen the police around more’.
•    Working with the Council, identified vehicles have been issued with ASB warning notices and seized.
 

Protecting young people from Child Sexual Exploitation
•    Young people can be groomed by older teens or adults with gifts or alcohol in exchange for sexual acts or made to conduct unpaid / low paid work. We will be working with partner agencies to protect the children by educating them and by tackling offending. Hot spot areas include Portobello and College Grove. Be aware of the signs and help us to keep young people safe. You can help us, report any information or concerns you have directly to us via this website reporting portal or phoning 101 telephone, alternatively by contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org which is completely independent from the police.
Lead Area Problem Solving Officers: PC 3250 Gleeson, PCSO 443 Stephens
    
Update January 2022
•    Regular and targeted high visibility patrols with other agencies conducting outreach work has contributed to speaking to young people and getting them in to training courses, youth clubs and sport to help reduce the time spent on the street.
•    Working with WMDC, Housing and parents to ensure young people are accounted for and their where abouts are known to reduce risk of sexual and employment exploitation. 

 

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The PACT (Police and Communities Together) meeting for the Thornes area will be held at St James Church, Denby Dale Road on the above date and time.

We would like to invite residents and business owners from the area to join the meeting with Neighbourhood Police and local Councillors, to discuss any issues which may be affecting you in the community.