EXAMINATION OF CRIME STATISTICS
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)
Abstractions from Ward teams
Superintendent Chris Jones went
through the report in the agenda pack. The following was
information provided a flavour of activities currently being
undertaken by the Neighbourhood Teams
- Operation Boxster works predominately in Fore Street covering
Enfield and Haringey targeting street sex workers and the crime
associated on the periphery of this activity.
are currently 44 identified street sex workers on the North Area.
85 street cautions have been issued in the last six weeks and ten
kerb crawlers have been processed in the last two weeks and nine
subjects have been issued conditional cautions.
- Monthly diversion courses have been organised using Street Light
Foundation UK, whereby offenders must attend a five-hour seminar on
the dangers of using sex workers.
- Operation Boxster also covers the more criminal element of
brothels. For example, whilst conducting a brothel visit one of the
clients at the address was identified as wanted and arrested for a
violent robbery in South London and breach of tag.
ongoing operation has seen some great work taking place and arrests
figures presented to the Crime Scrutiny Panel showed a 30%
reduction in reported Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) calls around the
on-street sex workers which demonstrates visible and tangible
regards to Safer Schools, Officers are back in schools and have
been talking to students about how to stay safe online and deal
with online bullying. A MET Cyber Champion has been recruited to go
into schools to advise and educate students and parents around
the worsening crises around the world there has been a new influx
of refugees from Afghanistan. Safer Schools Officer PC Ken Carrol
has been working with You vs You to help identify vulnerable people
and share with the how to stay safe in a foreign
update was provided on the work of the Safer Estate Teams which had
resulted in some positive outcomes with arrests being
- Regularly weapon sweeps are ongoing in open spaces and weapons
are often recovered.
fantastic community events had taken place including community
engagement days and youth engagement continued with the very
successful Cadet Programme which had included a bumper summer of
Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions trying to make up for the lost
year of 2020.
- Between the 26th and 29th July Enfield and
Haringey Cadets took part in a week of activity which had involved
weapon sweeps, litter picking and conducting various surveys with
top priority for the Safer Neighbourhood Ward teams remains to
supress violence. Neighbourhood Officers are out daily conducting
weapon sweeps and robbery patrols to detect and deter
teams continue to check open park spaces to ensure that young
people feel safe when out and about. A lot of females have fed back
that they don’t feel safe in certain areas when out walking
or jogging. Therefore, Superintendent Jones said that it is
imperative that the SNTs are out and about, wearing Hi-Vis jackets
so that they are visible and engaging with the local
nights of action took place during July and August to disrupt the
car meets in Enfield and again this had resulted in some positive
outcomes with 12 vehicles being seized, 92 Section 59, anti-social
driving warnings issued, and 5 arrests made. These nights of action
were a direct neighbourhood led police response, in response to
complaints from residents.
Catalytic Convertor Marking Event took place on the weekend of
14th and 15th August where officers from
Upper Edmonton were assisted by the AA for the marking event at
Ikea, Glover Drive. 32 vehicles were marked and lots of crime
prevention advice given.
was provided for a rolling 12 months from October 2020 on total
crimes by ward, Enfield crime types, Monthly I & S calls and
stop and search figures.
Superintendent’s update, the following comments/questions
regards to confidence and satisfaction this is still quite low
especially around the Eastern side of the Borough. Meetings
continue to take place with Faith Community Leaders and CAPE Chairs
to look at ways of addressing this issue. Better communication of
what has been achieved is planned.
- Further information was provided on the marking of Catalytic
Convertors and how this scheme works.
Chairs raised various concerns with regards to the CAPE meetings.
This included police non-attendance, not receiving regular updates
and lack of information and organisation. Superintendent Jones
re-iterated that it is his expectation that all SNT Sergeants
attend their CAPE meetings. He advised that he meets with them
regularly to ensure that they are up to date with knowledge and
information and he briefs them every two weeks on performance and
targets. Supt Jones also confirmed that there is a Ward Improvement
Plan refreshing guidance and terms of reference to ensure
consistency. All Sergeants have a Ward Improvement Plan which
includes functioning CAPE’s, Chairs and programmed meetings
Jones encouraged the CAPE Chairs to update him regularly and
contact him if there are any issues so that he can intervene early
and address these. He added that in his twenty-four years of
policing he has always maintained that if you get Neighbourhood
Policing right, the rest follows.
- Discussions took place on abstractions from the Neighbourhood
Ward Teams and the impact of this. This had been evident recently
with officers being abstracted locally to police the Insulate
Britain and other protests. This has a major impact on resources
and response times.
- Information was provided regarding Target establishment around
wards and it was confirmed that all wards now had the dedicated
numbers of Officers in place with the exception of a shortage of
4/5 School Officers. There would always be a rotation of officers
due to resignation, transition and promotion.
- Sergeant Monika Malecka (MPS) updated the Board on some exciting
work taking place at Craig Park Youth Centre as a result a
specialist pool of funding that had been received.
The Chair thanked
Superintendent Jones and Sergeant Malecka for their informative