Intensive Engagement goes strategic 13/06/2016 A lot of the Intensive Community Engagement work we have been doing over the last few years has been at a neighbourhood and PCSO level. In a new shift, we have devised a tool for developing a command strategy for intensive community engagement. Here are more details.
LISP is reviewed in National College of Policing Report. 29/01/2015 "There is a belief that the usual practice of interpreting all neighbourhood issues as neat, police defined categories such as crime types, or antisocial behaviour deny the reality of messy, everyday community living. Whilst such framing and the application of police/partnership SARA problem solving is appropriate in many or most cases, some “wicked” issues really are wicked. These need to be acknowledged and kept as such, not simplified to bring them within a single or multi agency tasking and coordination process that solves bits of them, or the police statistical aspects of the problem. "
Making Community Policing more Wicked 10/02/14 There is a small neighbourhood in an East Midlands town in the UK that centres on an ancient church and graveyard. Within a few hundred metres are a sex shop, a pharmacy that supplies methadone to many of the town's drug users, homeless shelter, a massage parlour, a pawn shop, three workingmen's clubs, a night club, two pubs and a children's nursery. It is a perfect storm of anti-social behaviour and street drinking. Further, it is one of those hotspots of crime that has been frustrating the local police force for years, distracting PCSOs and officers alike from tackling serious acquisitive crime.
Ministerial Visit 06/02/14 The minister for policing, Damian Green visited the University of Northampton on Thursday. He was welcomed to the Sunley Conference Centre at the campus to see first-hand how Northamptonshire Police, the University of Northampton and local communities are working together in a project to develop stronger communities that can resist crime.
Volunteers help clear area around Northampton church 24/07/2013 Staff and customers of Northampton Association for the Accommodation of Single Homeless (NAASH) teamed up with Northamptonshire Police and volunteers from Nationwide Building Society to clear up the grounds of a church in the town A group of 20 volunteers cleared up the area around the Holy Sepulchre Church in Sheep Street, Northampton on Wednesday, July 17.
Asian community on patrol for gold raiders 20/09/2012 Up to 40 people have begun late-night patrols in Northampton following a spate of burglaries targeting Asian families for valuables. The men have, for the last three nights, taken to the streets in the St James, Dallington and Spencer areas of Northampton where they have sat in cars looking for potential burglars.
Catalytic converters worth £1,000 stolen by criminal gang travelling through Northamptonshire 03/06/2015 Catalytic converters are valuable and cost up to £1,000 to be replaced and it is believed criminal gangs travel across the country in order to steal them.
Northamptonshire PCC admits ‘people won’t feel safer by the police telling them they are’ 04/06/2014 How the job of policing is done, how it is structured and organised, relationships across agencies, the vital relationship with the public and how policing is led are all up for debate in today’s rapidly changing world, says Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner Adam Simmonds in a speech this week.