Hello and thank you for reading this months Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) newsletter.
The team details and ward map along with other useful information can be accessed at http://content.met.police.uk/Team/Bromley/CopersCope
Your team includes
- PS 12py Steve King, Sergeant
PC 128py Steve Allen, Dedicated Ward Officer ( DWO )
- PCSO 7256py Julie Oldfield, Dedicated Ward Officer ( DWO )
Our next surgeries are on the following dates:
- Friday 26th February 2016 between 4.00 p.m & 5.00 p.m at Waitrose Southend Road
- Wednesday 23rd March 2016 between 2.00 p.m & 3.00 p.m at Waitrose Southend Road
Come and talk to your local Officers and discuss your concerns and for crime prevention information.
The Met have come up with an operation called MetTrace an initiative to help residents make their homes more secure by providing smartwater forensic marking equipment. The equipment allows residents to mark valuable property such as jewellery, mobile phones, electrical items and bikes.
The plan is 1 in 7 London homes will have been visited and introduced to MetTrace by 2018 with a planned 440,000 kits to be distributed over the three year project. 100% conviction rate if found with stolen SmartWatered property. Each kit is unique to your home. Bromley Police have a team currently visiting homes across the borough and hopefully will be in the Beckenham area in the future.
Our ward priorities are:
- Motor vehicle crime
- Robbery – personal property
Our promises are:
- ASB related to alcohol
January burglary and motor vehicle crimes
Unfortunately there had been several burglaries in the Beckenham area during the month of January this includes residential and non residential offences the worst affected areas for residential burglary has been in the Foxgrove Road area where there has been three reported offences.
There had also been a few thefts from motor vehicles in January with two offences occurring in Downs Hill Road.
On the 9th January the Copers Cope safer neighbourhood team conducted a warrant at an address in Beckenham where a resident was arrested for procession of drugs.
On the 15th January the Copers Cope safer neighbourhood team conducted another warrant this time in an address in Penge where two residents were arrested for procession with intent to supply. One of the residents tried to discard of some of their items by throwing them out of a rear window, unfortunately for them this was spotted by yours truly!
We have had a few reported offences of pedal cycles being stolen from bike sheds. Some of these offences have occurred in communal bike sheds attached to flats. Please be aware and if possible look into any security improvements.
Please remember to lock your bikes and consider getting it security etched and registered.
The Bromley Safer Transport Team will be holding cycle marking events on the following dates:
4th February 5.00 pm till 6.00 pm Bromley South Railway Station 11th February 5.00 pm till 6.00 pm Bromley South Railway Station 18th February 5.00 pm till 6.00 pm Bromley South Railway Station 25th February 5.00 pm till 6.00 pm Bromley South Railway Station 3rd March 5.00 pm till 6.00 pm Bromley South Railway Station 10th March 5.00 pm till 6.00 pm Bromley South Railway Station 17th March 5.00 pm till 6.00 pm Bromley South Railway Station 24th March 5.00 pm till 6.00 pm Bromley South Railway Station 31st March 5.00 pm till 6.00 pm Bromley South Railway Station
Up and coming events are advertised on:
Further crime prevention information is available from http://www.met.police.uk/bromley and follow the link to Crime Prevention.
Copers Cope ward would like to have a neighbourhood watch co-ordinator(s) on every street. If you know of anyone who wishes to take part please find information on http://www.bnwa.co.uk/
If you know anyone who has set up a neighbourhood watch please can you send me their e-mail address so I can send them our monthly news letter.
We are looking for local residents to join our ward panel. There are 4 meetings a year and panel members help decide on the wards promises and discuss local issues.
If you would like to have your say on how your local community is policed please contact us for details.
If there is any information you would like to share with the Copers Cope safer neighbourhood team and residents of Beckenham in relation to crime then please e-mail us using the address on the bottom of this letter.
Thank you for your time reading this letter, if we can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us and we will get back to you as soon as possible and we will be more than happy to help.
If you need police for an urgent matter where you are in danger or fear always dial 999. If you wish to see a police officer for a non emergency matter, then please dial 101
Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team Telephone 0208 721 2772