Gwent marks week of action highlighting pivotal role of its neighbourhood officers.
Neighbourhood policing week of action | 23 – 29 January | #NeighbourhoodPolicingWeek
Today (Monday 23 January) marks the beginning of Neighbourhood policing week, The National Police Chiefs’ Council’s (NPCC) campaign that shines a light on the work of neighbourhood policing teams across the country.
Made up of chief inspectors, inspectors, sergeants, police constables (PCs), community support officers (CSOs), police volunteers and specialist teams, our neighbourhood teams work together to tackle the crimes most affecting Gwent residents.
Chief Superintendent Matthew Williams, Gwent’s lead on neighbourhood policing, said:
“Whether it’s inspectors working with council partners to implement patrol plans to address anti-social behaviour, officers carrying out warrants to disrupt drug supply and identify offenders, or our We Don’t Buy Crime team introducing innovative measures to prevent acquisitive crimes like burglary – our neighbourhood teams play a vital role in protecting residents and businesses from the impact of crime and disorder.
“Our neighbourhood policing approach is underpinned by three main aims: to come up with new ways of tackling persistent crime (a problem-solving approach); to prevent crime from happening in the first place by detecting trends early on; and to build strong links with our communities through engagement.
“Throughout the week, across our social media channels you’ll see some of the work we do to prevent crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour and the steps that we take to protect the most vulnerable.”
Our teams work with partner organisations and communities to talk openly about concerns and put measures in place to prevent and reduce crime, tackle anti-social behaviour and make people feel safer.
And our communities play a vital role in informing our planning and response to local issues.
By providing intelligence, whether that be when reporting non-emergency crimes via our website, over social media or by calling 101, or when visiting one of our police surgeries or simply stopping and talking to us in the street, you’re helping us shape our response and bring those who blight our communities to justice.
Keep an eye on our social media accounts throughout the week as we showcase some of the work our neighbourhood teams.