Sheffield North West

Date published: 02 November 2022 08:14

Welcome message from the Neighbourhood Inspector Kevin Smith

Hello and welcome to the Sheffield North West NPT team pages, I’m Kevin Smith and I’m your local neighbourhood inspector.

As a team we have responsibility for some brilliant parts of the city, with a great mix of urban and rural communities. This unique blend creates opportunities for us to be innovative and look for new ways to deliver our policing priorities and keep you safe.

One of the most important things to me is ensuring we have strong and solid relationships with you, the public, and that we hear from you about issues where you live. We’re a proactive team and we like to act on what you tell us, that way we know we’re tackling what really matters.

Your neighbourhood team should be your direct point of contact for anything that’s bothering you, but also to share good news and opportunities that we can get involved with.

In December 2021 and January 2021 we determined our area priorities based on what you told us mattered most to you.  Our priorities for 2022 are:

1) Road Safety, including Speeding, dangerous driving and parking complaints. 

This, when combined, was the largest area of concern for our community.  We will work with our partners, and put in place strong community measures like community speed watch to increase surveillance on the roads and to make speeding less "consequence free".  We were at the forefront of a community based approach to "Close Pass" offences, and will continue to innovate and come up with new ways to make the roads safer for you.

In June 2022 we started Operation Parksafe in the North West Police area, in reduce the issue of illegal, dangerous and anti-social parking.  You can find out more about this operation by reading this guidance document.

2) Burglary

You told us that you are concerned about burglaries in your area.  We are working to reduce burglaries by working with our partners to reduce and prevent burglars, and by arresting those responsible.  We currently have three problem solving plans relating to the most burgled areas of the city, designed to reduce long term burglary by increasing security measures in those areas in conjunction with our local partners.

3) Vehicle Crime

You told us that you were increasingly concerned about vehicles being broken into or stolen.  We will work to identify those responsible, but also to make our communities safer with neighbourhood watch schemes, CCTV and other methods to reduce this issue.  We have also found that by paying close attention to badly parked cars, we find that sometimes that people who park their cars without a care for them, do so because the car doesn't belong to them.  In this way Operation Park Safe also addresses vehicle crime.

We are currently working with the manufacturers of some of the vehicles most frequently stolen to try and tackle the issue.  In the meantime, we recommend that people who own vehicles that are targeted by car thieves, such as Land Rovers, Ford Transit vans, and Ford Fiesta STs to use a sold secure approved steering lock.

Your local police station is:

Snig Hill Police Station

Snig Hill, Sheffield
S3 8LY

You can contact us:

The priorities for the Sheffield North West Neighbourhood Policing Team are:

1) Road Safety, including speeding, dangerous driving and parking complaints.

This, when combined, was the largest area of concern for our community.  We will work with our partners, and put in place strong community measures like community speed watch to increase surveillance on the roads and to make speeding less "consequence free".  We were at the forefront of a community based approach to "Close Pass" offences, and will continue to innovate and come up with new ways to make the roads safer for you.

In June 2022 we started Operation Parksafe in the North West Police area, in reduce the issue of illegal, dangerous and anti-social parking.  You can find out more about this operation by reading this guidance document.

 2) Burglary

You told us that you are concerned about burglaries in your area.  We are working to reduce burglaries by working with our partners to reduce and prevent burglars, and by arresting those responsible.  We currently have three problem solving plans relating to the most burgled areas of the city, designed to reduce long term burglary by increasing security measures in those areas in conjunction with our local partners.

 3) Vehicle Crime

You told us that you were increasingly concerned about vehicles being broken into or stolen.  We will work to identify those responsible, but also to make our communities safer with neighbourhood watch schemes, CCTV and other methods to reduce this issue.  We have also found that by paying close attention to badly parked cars, we find that sometimes that people who park their cars without a care for them, do so because the car doesn't belong to them.  In this way Operation Park Safe also addresses vehicle crime.

We are currently working with the manufacturers of some of the vehicles most frequently stolen to try and tackle the issue.  In the meantime, we recommend that people who own vehicles that are targeted by car thieves, such as Land Rovers, Ford Transit vans, and Ford Fiesta STs to use a sold secure approved steering lock.

You said...

Dangerous driving and road safety are a concern to us.

We did...

Over the last four months, we have completed a number of driving related operations.

Operation Kilo-Mike
The operation is to target anything vehicle related, from drink/drug driving to ASB linked to vehicles and even parking related offences

On the 1st of July we arrested 2 males for Drug driving, carried out 5 S&S recovering Class A and B drugs, recovered 1 stolen van taken in a burglary and issued 9 tickets for driving and parking offences ranging from tinted windows to going through a No Entry Sign.

In another Operation, we arrested 1 male for a domestic stalking, our ORBT had a fail to stop with a Mercedes, which was found abandoned and seized, issued 1 driver with a warning for ASB driving, carried out multiple breath and drugs tests, issued 11 tickets for motoring offences and gave our speed gun a workout.

Operation Close Pass
We recently ran an Operation Close Pass. The intention is to have cyclists travel a route fitted with cameras and to observe vehicle passing them. When a vehicle passes too close or causes a danger to the cyclists officers pull the vehicle into a stop site to speak with the driver, educate them or even issue them with a ticket. A number of drivers were pulled over and educated around passing cyclists safety and five tickets were given out for inconsiderate driving.

You said...

Drug dealing and Organised Crime is a concern to us.

We did...

We have been relentless in disrupting drug supply and organised crime in our area.

Stop Searches
Over the last four months, over 100 stop searches have been completed. Stop searches are imperative to disrupting the everyday dealings and transactions of our local nominals and identifies those engaging in criminality in our area,

£200,000 of drugs off our streets
After receiving intelligence about a possible Cannabis grow, a drugs warrant was obtained and executed and over £200,000 worth of Cannabis was seized.

You said...

Dangerous parking is an issue in our area.

We did...

Over recent months our Deepcar Team have been tackling dangerous parking and driving at beauty spots in the North West of the city, particularly around local reservoirs. This activity was a direct response to comments received by the team via social media and has resulted in a number of fines and warnings being issued.

In June 2022 we started Operation Parksafe in the North West Police area, in reduce the issue of illegal, dangerous and anti-social parking. You can find out more about this operation by reading this guidance document.

You said...

You were concerned about burglaries in the area.

We did...

UNIVERISTY
As the students are returning this month, officers and PCSO’s have been working with Sheffield university officers to prepare for the expected increase in residential burglaries. Ring style doorbells have been allocated to key addresses to try and create a secure area covered by cameras where CCTV isn’t available Smart water roll out in conjunction with the council.

1736 addresses have been visited and provided with–
663 Smartwater kits in the Sharrow vale area
Alleygates purchased and deployed protecting 60 properties
100 Doorbell cameras purchased – key locations identified, and cameras installed 4) Further visits planned over next month with SCOs – remaining cameras to be deployed

DWELLINGS
Across the North West Teams, we have a number of problem-oriented policing (POP) plans aiming to combat burglaries. POP plans allow officers to tackle the long-term issues of crime using a systematic approach. When POP plans have been used, statistics have shown a 34% reduction in crime.

A significant number of arrests have been made in relation to our team’s POP plans.

You said...

BROOMHALL

Drop-in sessions

These are taking place at the new Community Hub at 107 Exeter Place at the following times.

These sessions provide an opportunity to get advice on community safety, ASB and housing issues, and to speak with your local Ward Cllrs, policing team and local area housing staff about issues impacting your community.

Police and Sheffield City Council housing staff:
13 October – 5.00pm to 7.00pm

We also regularly hold online Q&As on our social media accounts. Take a look at our social media channels to find out when our next meeting is.

Crime Prevention Stall

Diamond Building, University of Sheffield- 5/10/22 1000-1600

SUFC Kicks

Dark Night Football Session for 8-18 year olds.

17 Asline Road, Lowfield, Sheffield, S24UJ.

5th November 2022, 6-8pm.

DEEPCAR/STANNINGTON

Brew with a Bobby

This is an opportunity for locals to come and speak to their neighbourhood police officers and get to know the team and our recent work.

Kafe Stannington- 24/10/22 1100

Costa Fox Valley- 2/11/22 1100

Pop up Police Station

Coop Stocksbridge- 11/10/22 1000

Fox Valley- 21/10/22 1500

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