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Police and Community Matters

9 January 2019

 

At the Emerson Park Ward meeting held on 11th December at Hornchurch Police Station, it was reported that our long-standing PCSO (Police Community Support Officer) had been moved to another ward in the Borough which needed more staff, thereby reducing the manpower available in Emerson Park.

Our new area sergeant, Sgt Handley informed the panel   that we would be receiving a replacement in due course. It was agreed that a meeting would be arranged for our Ward Panel chairperson, Sue Milton to meet with the area inspector and Sgt Handley to discuss the matter. *

With regard to local crime information our local community police officer, PC Ed Zoltan reported that there had been six recorded burglaries in November 2018.This was a 45% reduction compared with the November 2017 figure of eleven.

It was noted that a number of the houses burgled had burglar alarms but they had not been set.

PC Zoltan urged householders to use their alarms where fitted.

There had been seven thefts of motor vehicles during November and two in December so far. There had also been two thefts from motor vehicles.

It was recommended that electronic car keys should be kept in RFID bags to prevent cloning and the use of a crook- lock on the steering wheel was recommended.

It was generally agreed that the community ‘meet the police’ sessions arranged at various times and locations around the ward had not been a success. These were arranged at the behest of the Home Office and there had been a poor response across the borough.

The feeling was that people tended to want to meet the police when they had a specific reason for doing so, but not for just a social chat. It was suggested that finding effective ways of publicising the telephone numbers for the local police teams might be a useful alternative to the community sessions.

THE PHONE NUMBER FOR THE EMERSON PARK POLICE TEAM IS 0208 7212512

It was agreed at the meeting that the team objectives should remain unchanged for the next three month period, namely:

  1. Monitor and prevent burglaries and acquisitive crime.
  2. Monitor and prevent theft from and of motor vehicles.
  3. Monitor speeding.

It was announced that PC Ed Zoltan was one of four police officers in the Borough who was to receive speed gun training which would enable him to issue penalty notices to offenders.

It was proposed that some speed gun days should be set up for January 2019.

The next Ward Panel meeting will take place on 14th March 2019.

Postscript: *

The meeting referred to above between Sue Milton the Ward Panel Chairperson and the Area Police Inspector has now taken place; two other members of the Ward Panel and Sergeant Handley also attended.

The Ward Panel members expressed their disappointment that our local PCSO had been moved, especially in view of the considerable contribution he has made to Emerson Park Ward. He has been the visible and trusted police presence in Emerson Park for many years.

The Panel members were told that the matter could not be reversed.

The Panel were left with the feeling that it did not seem to matter that we had lost a very valuable resource and they had concerns about the effect of the move on the Officer concerned.

The Panel was informed that the new PCSO was due to start on 7th January. He is an experienced PCSO who has previously worked in Barking.

 

 

8 January 2019

 

Following the closure of the North Street Hub I advise that for Emerson Park residents  our local policing team will be available to meet up with residents . They have arranged them at a variety of venues and times up to March  2019  to try to make them more accessible to everyone.

If you wish to chat to your local police team do come along

09/01/2019 – 14:00 hrs Street Briefing Near the pond, Tyle Green

18/01/2019 – 13:00 hrs Drop In Surgery in the Library, North Street, Hornchurch

23/01/2019 – 12:00 hrs Street Briefing Outside Shish Meze, Berther Road, Hornchurch

01/02/2019 – 11:00 hrs Street Briefing Outside Harold Wood Primary School

06/02/2019 – 15:00 hrs Cuppa with a Copper in Costa, 156 – 158 High Street, Hornchurch

16/02/2019 – 10:00 hrs Street Briefing in the Carpark outside the HAD Building, Woodhall crescent

24/02/2019 – 18:00 hrs ASB Surgery in the Front Office, Hornchurch Police Station

28/02/2019 – 14:00 hrs Cuppa with a Copper in Costa, 156 – 158 High Street, Hornchurch

06/03/2019 – 11:00 hrs Drop In Surgery in the Library, North Street, Hornchurch

15/03/2019 – 19:00 hrs ASB Surgery in the Front Office, Hornchurch Police Station

 

PC Ed Zoltan

 

 

 

 

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Policing Matters

Police and Community Matters

 

At the Emerson Park Ward meeting held on 11th December at Hornchurch Police Station, it was reported that our long-standing PCSO (Police Community Support Officer) had been moved to another ward in the Borough which needed more staff, thereby reducing the manpower available in Emerson Park.

Our new area sergeant, Sgt Handley informed the panel   that we would be receiving a replacement in due course. It was agreed that a meeting would be arranged for our Ward Panel chairperson, Sue Milton to meet with the area inspector and Sgt Handley to discuss the matter. *

With regard to local crime information our local community police officer, PC Ed Zoltan reported that there had been six recorded burglaries in November 2018.This was a 45% reduction compared with the November 2017 figure of eleven.

It was noted that a number of the houses burgled had burglar alarms but they had not been set.

PC Zoltan urged householders to use their alarms where fitted.

There had been seven thefts of motor vehicles during November and two in December so far. There had also been two thefts from motor vehicles.

It was recommended that electronic car keys should be kept in RFID bags to prevent cloning and the use of a crook- lock on the steering wheel was recommended.

It was generally agreed that the community ‘meet the police’ sessions arranged at various times and locations around the ward had not been a success. These were arranged at the behest of the Home Office and there had been a poor response across the borough.

The feeling was that people tended to want to meet the police when they had a specific reason for doing so, but not for just a social chat. It was suggested that finding effective ways of publicising the telephone numbers for the local police teams might be a useful alternative to the community sessions.

THE PHONE NUMBER FOR THE EMERSON PARK POLICE TEAM IS 0208 7212512

It was agreed at the meeting that the team objectives should remain unchanged for the next three month period, namely:

  1. Monitor and prevent burglaries and acquisitive crime.
  2. Monitor and prevent theft from and of motor vehicles.
  3. Monitor speeding.

It was announced that PC Ed Zoltan was one of four police officers in the Borough who was to receive speed gun training which would enable him to issue penalty notices to offenders.

It was proposed that some speed gun days should be set up for January 2019.

The next Ward Panel meeting will take place on 14th March 2019.

Postscript: *

The meeting referred to above between Sue Milton the Ward Panel Chairperson and the Area Police Inspector has now taken place; two other members of the Ward Panel and Sergeant Handley also attended.

The Ward Panel members expressed their disappointment that our local PCSO had been moved, especially in view of the considerable contribution he has made to Emerson Park Ward. He has been the visible and trusted police presence in Emerson Park for many years.

The Panel members were told that the matter could not be reversed.

The Panel were left with the feeling that it did not seem to matter that we had lost a very valuable resource and they had concerns about the effect of the move on the Officer concerned.

The Panel was informed that the new PCSO was due to start on 7th January. He is an experienced PCSO who has previously worked in Barking.

 

 

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