Venue: Conference Room, Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XA. View directions
Contact: Clare Bryant
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
All the attendees were welcomed to the meeting.
The Chair explained that Item 6 (Body Worn Cameras) would be deferred to the next meeting and that a presentation on Hate Crime would be given instead.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologises for absence were received from Bradley Few (MOPAC), Patricia Jackson (Jubilee CAPE), Askin Erozkal (PEP Member) Parent Championand Vicky Dungate (Enfield Racial Equality Council).
The Executive Committee had not had the opportunity to meet since the last meeting of the Safer Neighbourhood Board.
A revised map of the ward restructuring was circulated to members after the meeting and is attached to the minutes.
Tim attended a conference at New Scotland Yard of the challenge of policing Faith and LGBT communities in London. No real solutions were found but it brought to light the fine line Police have to tread.
Sheila Stacey informed attendees that she is creating an up to date list of all CAPE Chairs in the borough. She requested that CAPE Chairs who do not have an email address nominate someone to receive email updates on their behalf.
To approve the minutes of the meeting on 25 May 2016.
A correction was made on Item 18. The correct target strength for police officers is 544.
The minutes of the previous meeting were approved.
Examination of crime statistics received from MOPAC to include:
(a) Recorded Crime;
(b) Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB);
(c) Public Confidence & Victim Satisfaction;
(d) Complaints against Borough Officers/Staff
(e) Stop and Search
(f) Taser Deployment
Superintendent, Carl Robison and SNT Inspector, Tony Molloy provided an update on the current police operations.
From 2012 to 2016 the Police have been focusing on the MOPAC 7 Challenge to reduce 7 neighbourhood crimes 20% across all London boroughs. The MOPAC 7 is as follows:
· Criminal Damage
· Theft from a motor vehicle
· Theft from a person
· Theft of a motor vehicle
· Violence with Injury
Overall, Enfield achieved a 16% reduction of crime during the MOPAC 7 Challenge.
There is a focus on child sexual exploitation with 2 dedicated officers working in the borough. Figures show an increase in these kinds of crimes in the borough. This is believed to be because more people feel confident in reporting the crimes, not that more crimes of this nature are taking place.
Domestic abuse is always a priority for the police. An officers role can be time consuming in domestic violence incidents as it involves victim support, collecting evidence and attending court.
Approximately, there will be 45/50 people missing in Enfield at any one time. These cases are ranked by: high risk, medium risk and low risk. The amount of time an officer spends on the case is dependant of the risk.
Theft from person has seen an increased in the borough. Elderly people in super markets are being targeted. The police are working closely with supermarkets in the borough to raise awareness to increase prevention.
Public confidence in the police is at 57%. Police processes and procedures are good. Officers are participating in more community engagement. The police website is being re-designed and there is a digital lead who is aiming to improve the electronic options to report crimes online.
Carl is currently the professional standards champion that reviews all complaints made against the police in Enfield.
All officers receive training on Stop and Search to ensure they are equipped to deal with the situation and understand fully their powers. There has been an increased intelligence based approach to Stop and Search.
There are a minimum of four officers who are trained in using a taser on duty per shift. Not all officers are trained to use a taser as it can be expensive and extensive to keep all officers training up to date. The taser is mostly used as a deterrent and is only used as a last resort. Officers work in pairs when they have the taser to ensure they are safe and the taser is being used correctly.
The following questions were taken:
Q) The Mayor of London suggested that each ward will gain an extra police officer, is this true?
A) The Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, have agreed to introduce a second dedicated ward officer (DWO) in every London ward by the end of 2017.
We will move 260 officers into these roles by the end of this year, and all 629 wards will have two of these dedicated ward officers by the end of 2017.
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To receive a presentation from Superintendent Sharon Harding.
The planned item on Body Worn Cameras was deferred until the next meeting due to changes in police roles.
Instead, the chair gave a presentation on Hate Crime which is attached to this set of minutes.
The Chair explained that hate crime is where a person or a group is victimised because of the offender’s hatred of the victims:
· Sexual Orientation/Sexual Identity
There has been no major increase or decrease in hate crime in Enfield. The Hate Crime Executive and the Case Management Panel review and monitor all reported cases of hate crime.
There are 5 third party reporting locations across the borough these are:
· Enfield LGBT Network
· Enfield Disability Action
· Enfield Racial Equality Council
· One to One Enfield
· Enfield Citizens Advice Bureau
An app is being created which would allow victims to report hate crimes on their phone is being promoted.
Hate crimes on social media and mobile phones are difficult to investigate as the providers should be taking responsibility. The police only get involved with high priority cases when the information provider needs support.
All hate crimes should be reported to 101. Victims should report the situations as soon as they happen.
The current target strength for police officers is 555.
The current actual number is 523.
The 5 crime management officers who used to work specifically for Enfield are now part of a central unit. 16 new officers will be part funded by Enfield Council and the police. They will still be police officers but they will have joint tasking depending on the need of the local authority. 10 of these officers will work on estates and 6 will focus on problem solving.
UPDATE ON CURRENT POLICE OPERATIONS
Superintendent, Carl Robinson, provided an update on current police operations.
Public Order Events – this will last for one week around the schools in the boroughs end of term. Locations which have previously been an issue have got dispersal zones in place
The suspect who stole are car containing two children has been tracked down, charged and sent to court. He has been charged with child abduction.
From 1st August 2016 to 4th September 2016, the Custody office at Edmonton will be suspended and all staff will be based at Wood Green. No decision has been made about whether the Edmonton custody office will close permanently. The board expressed concerns they had about how long police officers would spend out of borough to travelling to the station which is further away from Enfield.
The Board requested to be kept informed of the future plans for Edmonton Custody Suite.
To note the update including a project agreed in June 2016.
Information was provided on the successful bids from last year’s funding.
One bid out of three was accepted by MOPAC this year.
The Chair will be writing to MOPAC to explain that there are concerns that the bids the SNB felt were relevant to the borough were rejected.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS
The following questions and comments were raised during any other business:
· Territorial Support Group (TSG) is not called to Enfield often. The TSG are there to deal with public disorder and are taser trained. Other London boroughs such as Hackney and Tower Hamlets have a greater need for their support at the present time. The TSG are sent to places with the highest risk. London Boroughs can bid to have the TSG on a daily basis.
· Speeding on the A10 is an on-going issue. New ways to deter people from speeding are being looked into. An increasing number of people are being charged with driving recklessly along this road.
· The police were thanked for the way they handled a fight between Oasis School students. It was said the way the police dealt with the situation helped them gain the students respect.
· Currently, 24 bikes in the borough for the police to use. These bikes are in the process of getting serviced and training is being provided to officers. Over the next 2 months it is hoped to see more police on bikes.
· Many Wards now have a new police Sergeant. Ward CAPE’s will not be forced to merge, although if they want to they have the option too.
· On Friday 12 August there will be an open day at Edmonton Police Station. All Met resources will be there to show what they can do and their skills sets. The open day will start at 10am and finish at 4pm.
DATES OF FUTURE MEETINGS
Future meeting have been arranged for the following dates at Enfield Civic
Centre starting at 7pm:
· Wednesday 2 November 2016
· Thursday 2 February 2017
· Wednesday 5 April 2017
To note the date of future meetings of the SNB being held at the civic centre:
· Wednesday 2 November 2016, 7pm
· Thursday 5 February 2016, 7pm
· Wednesday 5 April 2016, 7pm
DATES AND LOCATION OF FUTURE MEEITNGS