Sheffield South West

Date published: 09 August 2023 08:19

Welcome message from the Neighbourhood Inspector Laurie Millington

My name is Laurie Millington and I’m currently the Inspector for the fantastic Sheffield South West Neighbourhood Team. We cover a brilliant and very diverse part of the city and I’m am very excited about building relationships and tackling issues right across our patch.

Over my time with the force I have worked in both frontline response policing and Neighbourhoods, and was previously local policing Sergeant for Gleadless and have grown up in the local area, so I am very aware of the current issues. I have worked extensively with partner agencies and the voluntary sector during my time with South Yorkshire Police which is vital if we are to develop strong and safe communities.

So you know if you’re in the right place, we cover Dore, Totley, Nether Edge, Sharrow, Ecclesall, Gleadles Valley, Lowedges, Jordanthorpe, Beauchief, Greenhill and Graves Park.

I’m very lucky to have two great sergeants on the team, as well as a really proactive group of officers and PCSOs who are fully embedded in their communities.

We work in partnership with our Sheffield City Council colleagues. We also have a Safer Neighbourhood Co-Ordinator working alongside the teams and embedded within our processes.

Please do contact us with any concerns, details about local community projects or groups, or simply to say hello. I'm really pleased to be back policing an area I know so well.

Your local police station is:

Woodseats Police Station

S8 0SL

You can contact us:

The results from our most recent survey indicates that the things that matter the most to our communities are and therefore our three key priorities are :

  • Residential Burglary
  • Speeding
  • Drug dealing and supply of drugs

The team will also be working proactively and from a preventative perspective around hotspots of Neighbourhood Crime which includes Burglary, Vehicle Crime and Robbery.

You said...

Residential Burglary was the issue that was of most concern to our communities.

We did...

The Inspector for area attends a weekly Neighbourhood Crime overview meeting. As part of this she ensures that there is a daily review of all residential burglaries. This helps us look for patterns in offending, identify offenders and get them quickly arrested and also provide our communities with information around Crime Prevention to seek to prevent opportunist offending. This information is provided to all of our teams so that we can all seek to reduce residential burglary and the impact on our communities.
We currently have a number of Problem Solving Plans in place in the hotspots of Gleadless Valley and Sharrow and Nether Edge Wards. There has recently been a lot of positive work with our partners around Prevention and proactive opportunities. The Neighbourhood Crime Team have processed a number prolific offenders who are now remanded into custody.

You said...

Speeding Vehicles is a concern across a number of our ward areas.

We did...

We have been working closely with our partners in the Safety Camera Partnership and Sheffield City Council to tackle these issues. Our PCSOs conduct a speed camera operation at least twice and a week and this is fed into the Partnership around enforcement opportunities in hotspot areas. We know this is an issue for a number of our communities.

You said...

Drug Dealing and Taking Linked to ASB was an issue.

We did...

We have intensive plans in place to manage this issue and the linked ASB. We now have three Neighbourhood Action Groups in place in Sharrow and Nether Edge, Gleadless Valley and Lowedges/ Jordanthorpe and Batemoor. We work closely with our Statutory Partners around these issues and are working hard to disrupt these groups, safeguard children around exploitation and proactively police the hotspot areas which are identified.

We have regular engagement events which are advertised on our Facebook pages:

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