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Officers are reflecting on a successful neighbourhood policing week of action as part of a national initiative to focus on issues affecting our communities.
The week of action, which ran from Monday 17 January, saw officers across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent conduct:
• Plain clothes patrols
• Identify and seize cannabis grows in Newcastle
• Visit three schools in Stoke North to engage with pupils
• Close problem properties linked to anti-social behaviour in Stoke South
• Work with partners to address fly-tipping in Normacot
• Execute a drugs’ warrant in Stafford and make arrests
• Visit a local mosque in Stafford to engage with community leaders
• Warn motorists to avoid Stone High Street in line with the public space protection order
• Reassure victims of burglary
• Visit children’s care homes in South Staffordshire to support residents
• Engage with concerned residents over speeding along the B4176 Bridgnorth Road
• Patrol a number of housing estates with partners in Lichfield and Uttoxeter
• Run road policing operations in Uttoxeter
• Patrol areas known for street-drinking and anti-social behaviour in Burton
• Visit care homes in Burton to engage with residents
• Make a drugs arrest following a stop-and-search in Tamworth
• Patrol rural and wildlife areas along with service stations along the M6 to deter criminals and reassure HGV drivers
• Engage and support rough sleepers in Tunstall and Hanley by signposting them to other services.
Speaking of the week of action, Superintendent Mark Ward, said: “This has been a varied week for officers who have achieved multiple positive outcomes for our communities.
“I hope officers’ engagement in their local areas goes to show how committed and dedicated we are to addressing residents’ concerns to make Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent even safer places to live, work and visit.”
To find out more about policing in your area, visit: Your area | Staffordshire Police