Hi everyone, PCSO Steven Kipling here.
This week, on the Neighbourhood team at Newton Aycliffe, has been really busy and productive. We have had a meeting with all of the newly elected Councillors to discuss new initiatives to bring to the communities in Newton Aycliffe. Some really exciting ideas came from this and we hope that we’re able to share these with you in the coming months.
Our new E-Bikes have been a big hit again this week with engaging with members of the community and speaking to a wider range of people about their issues and positive stories.
This week I have completed a Herbert Protocol with a family to assist them in the future, should they need it. If you have a family member who is at risk of going missing and has Dementia/Alzheimer’s, get in touch with me and I’ll arrange to complete a Herbert Protocol form where we keep the details and can assist with getting them home safely and as quickly as possible.
An incentive has been agreed, which will be offered through Crimestoppers, for information leading to the seizure of off-road bikes and/or apprehension of the rider where criminal damage has been caused, they have been ridden whilst the rider was under the influence of alcohol or drugs or there has been driving offences. The appeal for information must be specific, relating to a certain bike in a certain area at a certain time and is not an appeal for general info regarding off road bikes. If this information proves to be beneficial to the police, and results in seizures, the public will receive a small monetary award.
We are working with partner agencies to secure funding and are always looking at new and innovative ways to tackle the problem. Have you heard of our online messaging service ‘Keep in the Know’? By signing up to this service for free you can find out what’s happening in your local area – receive regular crime updates, information on road closures and learn about what your local neighbourhood policing team is doing. You can decide what agencies you wish to receive messages off when you sign up to the service. Head over to www.keepintheknow.co.uk and click ‘Sign up’. It doesn’t take long and you can be kept up to date with many different things.
Thanks for reading and enjoy your Bank Holiday Weekend!
PCSO Steven Kipling