Thursday, June 16, 2011

Police update from Kensington and Fairfield L7 police team

I received the following email from my favourite Police Sergeant in all the world, the wonderful Simon Joyce, and thought I would share it with you. (I have to say that because I know he is an avid reader of this blog and you have to keep in with the boys and girls in blue if you want to achieve really great results for your residents!)

In the past few months we have seen the number of Burglaries increase. We have responded well by increasing patrols and bringing in officers from further afield to patrol the area, we have had some of our officers working a night shift and duties extended to 3am every day for the past three weeks. Since the beginning of May over 100 people have been arrested during Operation Valiant. These have all been suspected or involved in Burglaries. Quite a few have presented themselves at local police stations to 'give themselves up' after we have been calling at all known addresses where they have been known to frequent. The result is a dramatic fall in burglaries, lots of changes in duties for us and a lot of meetings, events and training courses cancelled or missed.

We have and will continue to provide Target Hardening advice and free items to residents in Kensington and Fairfield and our CSO's continue to involve residents in setting up Home Watch Schemes. Any information you receive and also re-assurance you can provide to residents will not go amiss!

So as always, keep your intelligence coming and rest assured that we will pass everything on to the police anonymously if you prefer. We are winning the crime war in our area with your support and encouragement.

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