Examination of crime statistics received:
· Current and planned police operations
· Target establishment on CAPE’s (including staff changes, vacant posts, anticipated timelines for replacement, etc)
· Abstrations from Wards
Inspector Scott Mason went through the report in the agenda pack. The following was highlighted:
· The information provided a flavour of the role profiles of the teams, some of the work the teams had been delivering and the key objectives for the coming year.
· Updates and information were provided on the following:
o Community Tensions
o BCU Performance Overview
o Key Tasking’s
o Portfolio Overview
o Planned Operations
o CAPE Meetings
o DWO Abstractions
o Good News Stories
· Full details for each of the above can be found in the agenda pack report.
· Acting Inspector Farhan Asghar updated members on the Portfolio Overview which included information on the following:
o Safer Neighbourhoods
o Safer Estates
o Edmonton Green Town Centre Team
o Operation Boxster
o Project Taipan
o Partnership & Prevention Hub
· Safer Neighbourhoods in Enfield is broken down into 21 wards, consisting of one Inspector, seven Sergeants, 52 PC’s and 21 PCSO’s. The officers work shifts between the hours of 0700-2300 7 days a week.
· Officers attend three monthly ward panel meetings to discuss current crime trends and listen to concerns of the local community and agree policing priorities for the coming months.
· There are daily high visibility patrols in hotspot areas to tackle issues such as burglary, robbery and violence against women and girls as well as conducting reassurance patrols after events that are likely to have an impact on the local communities.
· Another large part of Neighbourhood policing is dealing with long term issues within communities with a view to ‘designing out crime’ to stop it happening in the first place.
· Information was provided on the role profile of the Safer Estates Teams and their Key Objectives for 2022.
· Further information was also provided on the Edmonton Green Town Centre Team which had been established in February 2022 and was already proving to show some fantastic results.
· The primary focus of the Town Centre Team (TCT) is violence reduction with an emphasis on serious youth violence and violence against women and girls, while rebuilding trust and confidence. This will be achieved through high visibility policing in intelligence led hot spots and by working in partnership with local stakeholders including business owners and youth groups to understand root causes and work together to provide long term solutions to ongoing problems.
· Key Achievements for the past month of the Edmonton Green Town Centre Team were discussed and full details of these were included in the report.
· Using POP (Problem Orientating Policing) money the TCT had been able to fund the opening of a new youth centre at the Salvation Army Church, Fore Street, which will help divert some of the youth away from the street to a place of safety with positive influence. This centre is due to open next month.
· Members suggested ways to advertise this new centre which included promoting it through Social workers as well as the Pupil Referral Units (PRU’s). Acting Inspector Farhan Asghar confirmed that they work closely with Enfield Council’s Youth Services Team who had been instrumental in assisting with the complex issues of setting up a new youth centre.
· An update was provided on Operation Boxster which included the Key Objectives for 2022 as well as the Key Achievements.
· A structured outreach programme using partners from The Salvation Army, NHS, Streetlights UK and SHOC and CLASH continues to try to help and divert women involved in sex work. Their tireless work in the area is vital in trying to make the areas of Fore Street and the High Road a safer place for residents.
· To date 87 males have been arrested and dealt with for soliciting a woman for prostitution. These males have been diverted to an Awareness Course run by Streetlight UK. The course is a day long and costs the male £250 which is used by the charity to fund its outreach work. To date no males sent on the course have been seen to re-offend.
· Project Taipan is a dedicated Neighbourhood proactive tasking team who devise and utilise tactics to engage with the public whilst supporting the community and target crime and offenders. It works with partner agencies to deliver quality outcomes and are at the forefront of proactive policing. The team is made up of one Sergeant and seven Constables.
· Information was provided on the Partnership & Prevention Hub, its role profile, key areas of responsibility and Key Objectives for 2022.
· Discussions took place regarding planned operations which included Safeguarding Operations, Robbery/Violence Operations and Cross Cutting Operations.
· In response to a question regarding the property marking of Catalytic Converters the Chair said that although this is a great idea it would be useful to know the dates of when this takes place so they could be advertised. Inspector Mason acknowledged this point and agreed that better communication was important.
· IT was agreed that the CAPE Meetings were massively important. One or two wards did not currently have a Chair, but action was being taken to fill these vacancies as soon as possible.
· Overall, Dedicated Ward Officer (DWO) abstractions were manageable and comparable with other departments across the Met.
· Some good news stories were shared, and the Board thanked the police for all their hard work which had resulted in some positive and encouraging outcomes.