Local Housing Action Forums at Holbeck, Morley
and Rothwell share info with all housing providers, Action Planning
We have seen a massive growth in
Neighbourhood Watch groups thanks to our full time dedicated member of support staff, moving towards
groups that are involved in driving activity in communities. e.g.
Proactive target Hardening
There is structured Police presence at
Forums, and Tenants and Resident Associations. We acknowledge the need of
such groups to have a Police presence but ask for the officers’
participation to be an early agenda item. This enables the officer to
return to patrol as early as possible and the community to value their contribution.
Ethnic minorities Forum (Beeston) - these
take place every six weeks and all major faiths and minority groups are
Race Panel - one is held at Millgarth and
one at Holbeck, lay panel to examine all Racial Incidents.
Hate Panel - one panel is held at Millgarth,
all Leeds area Homophobic or hate Incidents are examined.
Four active Youth Services Officers who have good links in to
schools and Youth Inclusion Programme, creating and maintaining links with
Crime Prevention officers maintain links
with charities for vulnerable groups, such as Care and Repair and Help the
Aged providing advice, reassurance and positive action. Consultation
allows us to deliver suitable and relevant Help and advice.
YSO's do high visibility Policing in Hot
Spots where Young People have been Identified as victims working with
youth service to inform young people and discover what service they feel
We have three Active Crime Prevention
Panels. In the past members have highlighted local community concerns
regarding crimes such as burglary of sheds, which causes a great amount of
distress but are not Priority Crimes. Through working together, local
solutions are established. eg. Shed Bar Scheme and Disc lock Project.
Millgarth has a 'NightNet' Scheme linking
all Nightclubs. This has led to the formation of the Leeds Night Life
Association which allows for improved consultation and communication with
those involved in the night time Economy.
The Safer City Team work with the Leeds
Retailer Crime Initiative to run an effective day time City Watch Radio
Linked scheme, this allows for a constant flow of information and allows
us to pick up on trends and concerns of the retailers.
We have 12 Local Authority Wardens and 30
Police Community Safety Officers at Millgarth who work from a shared office at Millgarth Police
Station. We have four local authority Wardens in Beeston working with the
Holbeck CPT. Future PCSOs are planned for both Rothwell and Morley
Whilst this is a list of formal meetings
and contacts the most useful consultation takes place on a one to one with
members of the Public. The Division's investment in the CPTs and their
efforts in improving visibility by targeting their patrols in hot spots
have a major impact.