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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    February 2018. 

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

    We continue to tackle organised crime within South Staffordshire through an intelligence led approach. Between June 2017 and January 1st 2018, we have seized controlled drugs with a street value of three million pounds. We have dismantled cannabis factories, seized cocaine and heroin from dealers and disrupted criminal lines of communication.

    South Staffordshire is a safe and tranquil place to live, however in order to keep it that way, we will continue to target criminals who feel they can operate within our area. During this period we disrupted a professionally organised cannabis factory in Wheaton Aston seizing the contents. This included 1.5 million pounds worth of controlled drugs and thousands of pounds worth of equipment. Most importantly, we rescued a person believed to have been held there as a modern day slave. This was led by the South Staffs Policing team, supported by our colleagues from South Staffordshire District Council, the West Midlands Police and our own Force CID.

    South Staffordshire houses a prison population of just over 3000 people, resident across three sites within the village of Featherstone. Operation Cromwell is a police led response working with partners, to help keep the prison population safe. The operation focuses on stopping controlled drugs, mobile telephones and other harmful objects entering the prison establishments. Part of our multi-agency intelligence led response, has been to stop and search visitors. One objective is to educate visitors and reduce opportunity for these items making their way into prisons. This part of the strategy is working. We have seen a reduction in the number of people caught trying to smuggle drugs, weapons and mobile telephones into prisons. We made only one arrest during the last operation in November, having searched 85 people and over 40 vehicles. We also continue to disrupt people using drones to deliver items into the prisons through regular and refreshed police patrol strategies.

    Consultation with communities to understand local concerns is a top priority for the police. Our LPT area is split into five localities. I personally meet twice a year in each locality with your local councillors to discuss local issues and to update on police plans and strategies to combat crime and disorder.

    Road safety is a priority for local villages and hamlets. In direct response to your concerns, your local police will throughout 2018, be concentrating on tackling the four main causes of injury as a result of road collisions. These are excess speed, use of mobile telephones whilst driving, drink and drug driving and seat belt offences. Results will be published through social and traditional media outlets.

    Please 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.