Agenda item


Examination of crime statistics received:

·         Current and planned police operations

·         Confidence and satisfaction

·         Target establishment on CAPE’s (including staff changes, vacant posts, anticipated timelines for replacement, etc)

·         Ward-based stats

·         Response Times, both I & S calls in Enfield and Haringey


The report on crime statistics had been circulated in advance with agenda papers. The chair reminded board members to prepare questions.


Superintendent Sheikh provided more up to date information and highlighted:

·         There has been an increase in total Notifiable Offences to 9%, this is above the Met average of 6.4%

·         Reviewing which wards are suffering the most, what resilience is there to meet demand and the use of Pulse Patrols

·         Pulse Patrols will be used to blitz areas for 45 minutes talking to and engaging with residents, creating a police presence.

·         Pulse patrols, where an increased number of officers are in an area for a period to patrol the area, actively engage with the public to gather any intelligence on issues and deter criminals from operating in the areas. This proactive style of policing which will involve looking at officer shift patterns

·         This will involve change of hours, so this is in consultation at present and will conclude in approximately 2 months

·         All unmarked police cars will be marked in future to improve visibility and to deter crime


Following a query that burglars often don’t live in the borough, it was explained that they do tend to stick to same routine and areas and that the police do work with counterparts in other boroughs.


In response to a query on target establishment the Board was advised that 47 new officers will be coming through from now to December. With regards to DWO’s, there was 1 vacancy in Winchmore Hill; the replacement will come through in September. There will be a further vacancy in Chase, this will go to local resources to allocate a replacement.


Planned and current operations

·         There had been an extensive police operation in Ponders End resulting in 24 arrests and 93 Sanction Detections. This could be bought back in future to the Board as a case study. However, this is currently going through the legal process, so no further information can be given

·         Following an increase in robberies in Enfield Town over 6-8 weeks, an operation involving extensive use of CCTV and working with McDonalds had resulted in 4 people being arrested and the number of robberies has now reduced to 2 a month.

·         Roads Transport Police have undertaken well-advertised work on the issues on the A10 resulting in:

o   Speeding -147

o   Drink/Drug Driving- 5

o   No insurance-7

o   Stolen vehicles- 6

o   S59 notices- 9

o   Vehicle defect -36

·         Prostitution in Fore street, the number of sex works has increased recently. This is believed to be a result of work undertaken in Redbridge which has displaced sex workers. An operation is due to start in August for 2 weeks involving enforcement and outreach workers to work with the sex workers.

·         Burglary issue in Lower Edmonton and Upper Edmonton- officers to provide prevention advice to whole streets not just affected property

·         Enfield have introduced meet on your street sessions with the Police, this is proving successful and more people are engaging this way

·         Operations on burglary taking place in highlands in a similar way to what had previously taken place in Cockfosters.

·         Talked about Neighbourhood Watch and Streetwatch and how these should be increased and spread across the whole of Enfield.


I and S Calls

The I grade calls (response within 15 minutes) has been maintained at 83.3% which is the same as last year.

The S grade calls are at an average of 82.4%throughout the year.


The Chair and Susan O’Connell will meet with the police to discuss how future information is provided to the board.


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