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Sheffield South East

Date published: 15 February 2024 20:06

Welcome message from the Neighbourhood Inspector Katie Rowland-Wilson

Hi all and welcome to the South East Neighbourhood Policing Team webpages.

I am really excited to be back and now in charge of the South East Neighbourhood Teams of Sheffield which is close to my heart and where I have also worked as a PC and Sergeant across the area. I have been an officer for over 21 years and have so far really enjoyed the variety of roles which I have performed. Throughout my service I have worked mainly all front line unformed roles and have a lot of experience working in partnership and working within the Force Control Room.

My partnership experience has included the establishment of the co-located Safer Neighbourhood Services from 2015 to 2017 alongside Sheffield City Council where I supervised the police team. I have worked as a PC, Sergeant and Inspector within Neighbourhood Policing and therefore gained a lot of knowledge around delivering community policing, striving for excellence in problem solving, targeted activity and engagement with the communities we serve. More recently I have undertaken a period working strategically within the Sheffield Command Team as the Chief Inspector for the Response Teams.   

My team has responsibility for the following areas: Manor, Arbourthorne, Norfolk Park, Gleedless Common, Heeley, Park Hill, Wybourn, Darnall, Tinsley, Attercliffe, Woodthorpe, Richmond, Handsworth, Woodhouse, Beighton, Westfield, Mosborough, Sothall, Owlthorpe, Waterthorpe, Halfway, Hackenthorpe, Frecheville, Birley, Jaunty, Base Green, Gleadless Town End and Crystal Peaks.

In February 2024, our team began trialling Operation Park Safe following it's success in the North West of the city. Operation Park Safe provides members of the community with an easy way to report local parking offences that police deal with via an online form. To find out more about Operation Park Safe, read our handy guidance document.

I am keen to hear about any concerns you have, and also about community groups and networks we can involve ourselves in. Our PCSOs regularly host pop-in police stations across our area, and are always looking for new places to visit and offer their support and reassurance. If you have a venue we could use, please get in touch. We are actively looking for opportunities for engagement and to build relationships with those in our communities.

I have a fantastic, committed and hard-working team of PCs, PCSOs and Sergeants who are there to help you, so get in touch and let us know what you need from the team.

Your local police station is:

Moss Way Police Station

Moss Way, Sheffield
S20 7XX

You can contact us:

South East Team Priorities 

As a result of surveys and conversations with members of our communities about the issues which matter most to them on the South East area of Sheffield, the current policing priorities for the Sheffield South East Neighbourhood Policing Team are as follows:

  • Anti-Social Behaviour - we have a number of Problem Oriented Policing plans to tackle this issue in hot spot locations. We also have hot spot patrol plans which support this and ensure we have the right presence in the right areas to tackle this issue along with a number of partners
  • Drug Use and Drug Supply - this is across the South East area and sees us gather intelligence, conduct stop checks and stop searches and execute warrants to tackle this issue as part of our core business
  • Off Road Bikes and Nuisance Vehicles - this continues to trouble members of the community understandably and as such, we have two key Problem Oriented Policing plans that relate to this for the Westfield and Woodhouse Team area and the Manor and Arbourthorne Team area. We encourage the public to give us information about who is riding these and where they are stored. We look to gather intelligence and regularly request the assistance from the Off Road Bike Team to take positive action against those involved in this type of nuisance

Another key priority that we are aware of and which impacts our communities is:

  • Neighbourhood Crime - Burglary and Theft of and from Motor Vehicles are impactive crimes which affect their victims and cause harm. One of our current key priorities is to work alongside CID colleagues who form the Neighbourhood Crime Team to tackle this by way of Problem Solving plans, patrols, pursuing and targeting main nominals, and concentrating on engagement and crime prevention to assist people in making these crimes harder to commit for criminals

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Off-road bikes are an issue.

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After receiving multiple reports of nuisance vehicles and dangerous off-road bikers, we have worked with partners to target harden the area across the South East. By putting practical deterrents and high-visibility patrols in place we have started to see a reduction in incidents. This work around target hardening continues and is important to the community and to ourselves.

We have also recently seized a number of Off Road bikes in different areas of the South East patch including Manor, Arbourthorne, Woodhouse and Westfield.

We have Problem Oriented Policing Plans for Off Road Bikes and Nuisance Vehicles for the Manor and Arbourthorne wards and for Westfield Centre and its surrounds.

We regularly bid for the assistance of our Off Road Bike Team to conduct patrols in hot spot locations and we work closely on community intelligence received around this issue. If you know who is riding these bikes and where they are stored, we want to know about it! You can report online via our website, ring 101 or contact Crimestoppers. The more information we have, the more we can direct patrols to the right locations. If you want to know what the Off Road Bike Team are up to, you can follow them on Facebook - SYP Off Road Team. You can also message them information via this means too.

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Drug dealing is an issue across the South East area

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The Manor and Arbourthorne team have been committed to tackling drug supply over recent months and have carried out a number of operations targeting organised crime groups.

A number of drugs warrants have been carried out in this particular area and drugs seized, cannabis set ups discovered and dismantled and individuals arrested and dealt with positively for the offence of Possession with Intent to Supply and Drug Possession.

The Darnall and Tinsley Team and Westfield and Woodhouse Teams have similarly been involved in a number of drugs warrants across their area and are keenly gathering intelligence around properties where drug production and supply is taking place.

We have a number of current Problem Oriented Policing (POP) plans relating to the issue of Drug Supply and Drug Use coupled into the Anti-Social Behaviour it causes, and we continue to proactively patrol these areas and look to detect and deal positively with offences.

We work on community intelligence and are keen to hear from anyone who wants to provide information around this ongoing issue. This can be done anonymously via our online reporting portal, or via Crimestoppers.

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Anti-Social Behaviour is a problem

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Anti-Social Behaviour can raise its head in any area and affects each area of the South East - Manor and Arbourthorne, Darnall and Tinsley and Westfield and Woodhouse. As such, our staff have ASB at the forefront of the work they do as a Neighbourhood Team. This includes high visibility patrols, use of officers in plain clothes and joint work with the SCC ASB Team and Sustainable Communities Officers to give better coverage to problem areas.

We are currently concentrating particular efforts to our Problem Oriented Policing (POP) and patrol plan areas:

Main Road and Staniforth Road, Darnall
Mandeville Street, Darnall
Stovin Drive, Darnall
Handsworth - particularly McDonalds, KFC, Aldi and the local Scout Hut
Westfield Centre, Westfield
Woodhouse Town Centre
Stradbroke Rd shops
Basegreen
Errington Estate, Arbourthorne
Fairleigh, Manor
Steel Steps, South Street area

Anyone found committing ASB will be dealt with positively by the Team - we have different powers available to us to do this, depending on the age of those involved. Recently, a number of persons have been dealt with by Parent Advisory Letters, Anti-Social Behaviour Contracts, Community Protection Warnings and Notices and Criminal Behaviour Orders.

We work closely with schools in our area to educate children and young people around ASB and the harm it causes, and we are also working closely with the Local Area Committees and partners around better youth provision and channelling the energy of young people in to things they enjoy, to deter them from ASB and nuisance.

Again, if you need to report anything of this nature to ourselves, this helps the Team build up a picture and better resource the areas where ASB is causing problems to residents and business owners.

POP IN POLICE STATIONS

These are an opportunity for you to come and have a chat with us about concerns or issues in your area. We'll have your local PCSOs and PCs on hand to listen and chat to you about what's on your mind. From local issues to crime reduction advice, we are available to hear what you have to say.

The Manor & Arbourthorne & Neighbourhood Policing Team will be holding events on the following dates:

Arbourthorne Social Centre 
1st and 3rd Tuesday in the month, 11am-1pm

Next event will be on 20th March at a later time of 7 - 8pm

Skye Edge Community Centre, Skye Edge Avenue
Friday 16th February 7 - 8pm - CANCELLED
Friday 5th April 10 - 11am

Castle Court, St. John’s Road
** more dates will be added soon **

Matalan, Cricket Inn Retail Park
Tuesday 20th February 2 - 3pm

Home Bargains, Cricket Inn Retail Park
Tuesday 12th March 12 - 1pm

Lidl Castlebeck
Friday 1st March 11am - 12pm

St Catherine's Church, Richmond Rd
** more dates will be added soon **

The Darnall & Tinsley Neighbourhood Policing Team will be holding events in your area on the following dates:

Meadowhall Retail Park (Smyths)
** more dates will be added soon **

Ikea (inside)
** more dates will be added soon **

The Big Purple Bus (Weston Park Cancer Charity)
Prince of Wales Road car park, Darnall
Fridays 9am -12pm
then
Mosque on Sheffield Road, Tinsley
12:15 - 2:30pm
Ingfield Lane community centre car park OR Bawtry Road shops
2:30 - 3:30pm
(look for the tall purple advertisement banner to see which spot).

The Big Purple Bus (Weston Park Cancer Charity)
Outside Argos Meadowhall
1st and 3rd Wednesday in the month, 9am - 3pm

Tinsley Forum, Bawtry Road
** more dates will be added soon **

The Woodhouse & Westfield Neighbourhood Policing Team will be holding events on the following dates:

Scowerdons Community Centre, Wickfield Grove,
Hackenthorpe
** more dates will be added soon **

Frechville Library, Smalldale Road
Saturday 24th February 10am - 12pm

Woodhouse Library & Community Hub, Stradbroke Road
Saturday 9th March 10:30am – 12:30pm
Saturday 20th April 10:30am – 12:30pm
Saturday 18th May 10:30am – 12:30pm

The Lifestyle Centre, Beighton
** more dates will be added soon **

The Link, Stradbroke Drive
** more dates will be added soon **

Up-to-date details on upcoming events are published on our social media channels.

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