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Quarterly Report Your Team Your Priorities and The Future

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Quarterly Report: Your Team, Your Priorities and The Future.
To all Residents of the 30 Towns and Villages for which the Ampthill CPT serve,
As you may be aware, PCSO Richardson has now moved onto pastures new and is no longer responsible for the Aspley Guise, Cranfield & Marston Moretaine area. We wish her all the best in her new role within the SignPost Hub for Bedfordshire, where she will still continue to assist Community Policing and you may still see or hear from her from time to time. Resourcing wise, there is no direct replacement for her at this time, and so the decision has been made locally that PC5832 Dagley will take on the responsibility of being the named Local Policing Officer for the area assisted by PC151 Jackson in order to keep some consistency and normality going forwards. Your current local team, therefore, currently comprises of PC Dagley and PC Jackson for the Ampthill, Flitwick & Silsoe and Aspley Guise, Cranfield & Marston Moretaine areas.
We still ask that where you wish to speak to your local team, unless specifically directed with a telephone number or email address for direct contact, that you ring 101 or use the Online Reporting system at You must always dial 999 in an Emergency Only.
We met at Kempston Police HQ on Wednesday 8th January 2020 to discuss the results of our work over the past three months, and to set New Priorities for both areas, with Town and Parish Councils as well as Community Safety Groups and Key Individual Networks. We were pleased to welcome representatives from Ampthill Town Council, Ampthill Community Safety Group, Flitwick Town Council, Houghton Conquest Parish Council,  Maulden Parish Council and Steppingly Parish Council. There were unfortunately no representatives from the Aspley Guise, Cranfield or Marston Moretaine area. We also discussed local issues, and how we may impact upon them where possible in our daily business outside of Community Priority Setting. In concluding our last three months’ of Priority Work, the Headline Results stand that:
Ampthill, Flitwick & Silsoe Area: A 59.3% reduction in Vehicle Crime in comparison to the same period last year.
Aspley Guise, Cranfield & Marston Moretaine: A 3% reduction in Burglary Other Offences (Sheds & Outbuildings) in comparison to the same period last year.
Our new priority across both areas was set as reducing the Fear or Perception of Vehicle Crime (Theft of or From) when considering Town and Parish Council views, Have Your Say Survey Data, Crime Data, Seasonal Trends and the informed views of the Local Policing Team.
There were learning points from our Community Priority work over the past three months; in particular that dedicated Crime Prevention Surgeries tailored to the problem did not work and were quite poorly attended. We will therefore not undertake these specific events in the coming quarter (but general Community Surgeries will continue, and also envelope generic Crime Prevention) and instead dedicate those hours to Visible Policing in a targeted manner. We recognised that use of Social Media significantly increased the reach of our Crime Prevention message and had a positive impact when keeping residents informed of crime within their local area with an average reach of 3000 people per daily Crime Update. We will therefore look to build on this by increasing our number of followers and also publishing other Crime Data, continue to provide thematic Crime Prevention Advice and differentiate our types of updates provided to give a more rounded view of ‘what we’re up to’ in our daily business on the team.
As with any change, please bear with us whilst we get up to speed.
Kind Regards,
Ampthill Community Policing Team
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Aaron Dagley (Police, Community Police Constable 5832, Community Policing Team - Ampthill)

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