Stratford District SNTs
Stratford District SNTs
Warwickshire Police have been operating a new policing model since May 9 2011 in order to continue delivering the maximum possible protection to local communities within the resources the force has available. Warwickshire police delivers local policing, patrol and response and investigation through county-wide teams. Moving away from the existing district based management the focus is on local policing with countywide support.
Neil Brunton, Assistant Chief Constable, Operations Directorate, explained, “The new policing model creates a more visible and responsive service with more officers on duty at any one time and neighbourhood officers dedicated to solving local issues. At a community level, policing continues to be provided by the existing 33 Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs). But the structure and the role of the SNTs has seen significant change with the local police teams no longer having responsibility to undertake criminal investigations, although they still investigate local issues such as anti-social behaviour.
The SNTs comprise of a police constable, who takes the role of Beat Manager, supported by a mix of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), Special Constables and volunteers. They use their collective powers and skills to deal with community priorities and concerns, through community engagement and effective problem solving. The SNT focus on providing a dedicated support and resolution role where the team, working with partner agencies and individuals within the community, identifying and solving issues and concerns that affect their neighbourhood. For example identifying and tackling those who are responsible for causing harm within their community through antisocial behaviour.
In order to develop and maintain a high degree of visibility and familiarity within the community, SNTs operate entirely within their respective neighbourhoods and will not be abstracted to deal with incidents elsewhere. The SNTs also provide the reassurance of a regular uniform presence within the local community.
Chief Inspector Mike Wylde, in charge of neighbourhood policing in Stratford explained “Policing in Stratford will continue to be delivered across the 6 neighbourhoods with a strong emphasis being placed on solving those problems that cause most concern to communities.
”We are committed to engaging with the public, listening to what people have to say and working with them to deal with their issues.
Stratford District is divided into the following Safer Neighbourhood teams.
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