On the Beat… Henley Police Update October

Anti-social behaviour (ASB) around the Henley Area
Working with the local town council, community groups, schools and housing officers to reduce ASB. The Henley Neighbourhood team have been focusing their response to ASB by increasing engagement with the local community to raise awareness of the effects that drugs and alcohol have on individuals, their families and the local community. They are working with local charity outreach services to engage with and support young offenders who find themselves in a position of vulnerability where they could be exploited.

They are working closely with the local schools in Henley and surrounding areas to reassure and support them with education, information and positive intervention with the youths and their families.

Vulnerable victims of Fraud
The Henley neighbourhood policing team have adopted a single point of contact within the team who manages the risk and vulnerability assessments of victims of fraud within Henley police area. This process has been embedded into the team’s structure in order to prevent further offences and avoid repeat victims of exploitation and fraud. They said, “We have built a good relationship with the financial business sector in the community and have been arranging fraud awareness, crime prevention events and talks. Generally victims of Fraud are elderly and therefore we have been able to sign post victims to support networks and charities who can provide ongoing services.”

During October the team also took part in a week-long operation run nationally relating to County Drug Lines.  PCSO Smith & Hewett contacted all B&B’s, Hotels and Taxis Companies to alert and raise their awareness. TVP also ran a week-long Rural Crime operation during 6-13 October. This included extra rural crime reduction signage being put out across the LPA and responding to 10 reports of fly tipping working with the S & V Envirocrime team.

Have Your Say Meetings
Friday 15 November between 4-5.00pm at Henley Leisure Centre
Friday 22 November between 1030-midday at the Christ Church Centre, Henley