South Staffordshire Local Policing Area

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  • Click here to view a message from the South Staffordshire Commander Inspector Richard Meaden

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    April 2018. 

    Welcome to South Staffordshire Local Policing Team (LPT), I am Inspector Richard Meaden, Commander for South Staffordshire Local Policing Team.

    I am committed to maximising opportunities around new and existing technologies to help us protect our communities in South Staffordshire. I have been working with partners on a plan to enhance our Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) infrastructure. South Staffordshire remains a safe and tranquil place to live, however we do have travelling criminals who visit our area to steal cars and commit other crime. ANPR can be used to support proactive and reactive policing helping to keep people safe. I have consulted far and wide with community representatives who have been supportive. The plan is now at an advanced stage where analytical work will determine the most appropriate locations where we should consider locating more ANPR cameras. This will be an exciting time for South Staffs policing and will provide us with increased opportunity to gather intelligence and evidence which we will use to target, tackle and disrupt criminals using the road network  

    Consultation with communities to understand local concerns is a priority for your police. Whilst we do have access to intelligence and information that helps us understand threat, risk and harm, it is crucial that we understand local issues that may not be reported through more traditional routes. I personally continue to meet up with your locally elected councillors to discuss issues pertinent to your area. This also gives me an opportunity to provide updates on police plans and strategies. Road safety is something we take very seriously. We have linked in with partners for joint enforcement days. We continue to concentrate our efforts on reducing injury on our roads, by tackling the main causes linked to  excess speed, use of mobile telephones whilst driving, drink and drug driving and seat belt offences. Results will continue to be published through social and traditional media outlets by Staffordshire Police and South Staffs District Council.

    As part of a regional crime trend we have seen increases in work vans being targeted by criminals. In particular, where items are left on display or expensive equipment is left overnight in a vehicle, thieves are taking advantage and breaking in. I would encourage everyone to just take a few minutes to ensure your vehicles are left secure and valuables are removed to a safe location. We have now started our Community Safety Roadshows in conjunction with partners and communities. These roadshows will come to a village near you very soon. We attended Essington on the 24th March, which was a really successful community day. Crime prevention was the key message and I would encourage everyone to sign up to Smart alert and Staffordshire Police Facebook and Twitter sites to keep up to date with what we are doing in your community.

    Please continue to tell us about people who are involved in crime. Intelligence is the key ingredient in helping your police protect communities. We can work with the smallest piece of information, as the force has intelligence specialists, who evaluate and turn information into an actionable product. Contact your local PCSO or telephone 101 and tell us what you know. If you do not feel comfortable contacting us directly, then why not contact the independent charity ‘Crimestoppers’ on 0800 555 111. You can tell them what you know and they will not ask for your name or other personal details.

Crime

 

The information on this page gives an overview of the number of incidents for each crime category in the selected policing area during the last 12 months.

You can view the data on the chart in different ways by clicking one of the green menu buttons below. To compare different crime categories and policing areas use the drop down filters below. Hover over any point on the chart to bring up more detail.

Alternatively, check out the video for a step by step guide on how to get the most out the data.

All the data on this page is provided by Staffordshire Police.

  • Important information on crime recording

    In April 2015 there was a government change to how crimes are to be recorded by police forces,

    For more information in relation to these changes please click here.

 

Anti-Social Behaviour

 

The information in this section gives an overview of the number of incidents for each type of anti-social behaviour in the selected policing area over the last 12 months.

You can view the data on the chart in different ways by clicking one of the green menu buttons below. To compare different types of anti-social behaviour and different policing areas, use the drop down filters below. Hover over any point on the chart to bring up more detail.

Alternatively, check out the video for a step by step guide on how to get the most out the data.

All the data on this page is provided by Staffordshire Police.

Police Visibility

 

The information in this section provides an overview of police visibility, split into 2 main officer types – Police Officer (PO) and Police Community Support Officer (PCSO). Other officer types are not included in this data below.

Visibility is calculated by the total number of hours officers spend out in the communities out in the streets, away from police stations.
To compare different officer types and policing areas use the drop down filters below. Hover over any point on the chart to bring up more detail.

All the data on this page is provided by Staffordshire Police.

  • Click Here for more information on how visibility is calculated

    The visuals display the time officers spend visible in their communities.

    This data collection is from the officer’s personal handheld radio which sends an update every 5 minutes from booking on shift to booking off shift, so each reading received from the device is classed as 5 minutes visibility.

    Readings can only be taken when the officer is away from the Police Station as the areas are geo-fenced not to record updates when the officer is in the station.

    Standard policing duties where the officer is away from the Police Station such as being located at Custody Suites etc. are not counted in the visibility figures.

Business Crime

 

The information in this section provides an overview of the number of business crime incidents, split by industry and crime type. It covers the selected policing area over during the last 12 months.

You can view the data in different ways by clicking one of the green menu buttons above the chart. To compare different industries, crime categories and policing areas use the drop down filters below. Hover over any point on the chart to bring up more detail.

Alternatively, check out the video for a stop by step guide on how to get the most out of the data.

All the data on this page is provided by Staffordshire Police.

 

Stop and Search

 

The information in this section provides an overview of stop and search data, covering the reason a person was stopped by police, age and ethnicity of the individual and the outcome of the search.

You can view the data on the chart in different ways by clicking one of the green menu buttons below. To compare different parts of the stop and search data and different policing areas, use the drop down filters below. Hover over any point on the chart to bring up more detail.

Alternatively, check out the video for a step by step guide on how to get the most out the data.

All the data on this page is provided by Staffordshire Police.

Victim Feedback

 

The information in this section provides an overview of victim feedback and satisfaction levels with the police involvement based upon 5 main areas.

You can view the data on the chart in different ways by clicking one of the green menu buttons below. To compare different parts of the stop and search data and different policing areas, use the drop down filters below. Hover over any point on the chart to bring up more detail.

Alternatively, check out the video for a step by step guide on how to get the most out the data.

All the data on this page is provided by Staffordshire Police.