|Borough Commander answers your questions|
3 questions were submitted this month - Joe Royle is currently on leave and the answers have been submitted by Steve Kemsley The Supt. Operations, Partnerships & Problem Solving :
When are Putney wards going to get Safer Neighbourhood Officers?
I am also pleased to let you know that I have increased the size of the Roehampton Team by another Police Constable and also another PCSO. They will join the team on July 4th.
To ensure that there are no breaks or inconsistencies in how we police the borough, I have put an 'advance team' on all of the other wards of one Police Constable and one Police Community Support Officer. The PCs are already there, PCSO's will join their new wards on July 4th.
A list of the contact details for the teams on each ward will be available via wandsworth.gov.uk during the next week. There will also be a list on the site giving details of the Ward meetings which will be held in every Ward during July.
These meetings will be held every two months so that the local people can tell their local police about issues that they would like addressing and the officers can give updates on progress.
How many ASBOs have been issued in the Putney area recently?
This is not just in line with Govt. targets but also the local targets set for the SN Teams by their Ward Panels.
On the down side, whilst we were limited to just targets on Street Crime (Robbery and Theft from the person) and Burglary, it encouraged us to put all of our resources into those activities. With the widening of the targets and also that local people can now also set their SN Teams local targets then I feel we will be better able to provide a more balanced service to you.
Overall I am satisfied that there are sufficient safeguards in place with regard to us dealing with "more serious but difficult to solve crime" such as Rape and Murder. Please be assured that we have never neglected these crimes in the pursuit of other targets.
June 25, 2005