TAKING ON ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
Police targetting burglary and speeding to improve lives
BURGLARY, antisocial behaviour and speeding are the three key focuses for Beaconsfield police to make life better in the town.
The team has also identified which areas of the town suffer most from the problems, and is concetrating on those places in a bid to stamp out the issues.
The priorities have been listed on the Beaconsfield section of the Thames Valley Police website, with Candlemas Lane and Cherry Tree Road noted as the places most vulnerable to burglary, Holtspur and Beaconsfield Old Town suffering from anti-social behaviour, and Baring Road, Gregories Road and Burkes Road being the speeding hotspots.
A statement on the website says: “The Neighbourhood Policing Team will continue to work together with our partner agencies, youths and residents to tackle this. By the use of engagement, diversion, problem solving and the appropriate use of current anti-social behaviour legislation we will continue to build on the good work that has seen a reduction in this crime in the past year.”
In a bid to crackdown on speeding, the police team is in the process of monitoring traffic using a hand held speed indicator device, as well as carrying out enforcement operations.
Police hope that by working with the community and organisations, they will be able to raise awareness of it and reduce speeding in Beaconsfield.
Officers are attempting to combat burglaries by carrying out crime reduction operations in vulnerable areas around the town.
The police statement says: “Burglary is a traumatic experience for all its victims. The Neighbourhood Policing team will play its part in combating burglary and will carry out pro-active crime reduction operations in areas that are deemed vulnerable to this type of crime.”