Neil Jeffreys is a Police Officer on the Cynon South Neighbourhood team.
Police Officers on the team have a challenging role. They are highly visible and try to conduct a lot of their patrols on foot. They engage the community in the same way as a PCSO and are highly skilled problem solvers.
They are also proactive in reducing crime and the fear of crime.
They conduct operations against some of the communities major problems such as drug arrests and career criminals.
With your help people like Neil can make a difference in our areas.
Neil has started his shift and is up to date with events after the briefing from Sgt Gardiner. He has a number of enquiries to complete on his beat. These include speaking to some repeat victims of crime and following up on some information that has been received from the community by the teams PCSO’s. He travels to Fernhill on the train reducing incidents of disorder and being highly visible.
—Foot patrol throughout the area whilst dealing with his planned enquiries. Neil is a regular feature on the streets and as a result people are used to seeing him patrol.
Whilst on patrol Neil can identify any new hot spots and quickly pick up on any thing suspicious.
— Neil holds regular surgeries but tries to get to speak to key members of the community on a daily basis.
These members of the community hold valuable information on how things are going within the area. They are trusted by their own community to forge links with Neil and together they form partnerships to reduce crime and the fear of crime.
He is also speaking to the local youth leader who runs the youth club and computer clubs.
services to the local youth can significantly improve an area and its problem behaviour.
Neil as well as enforcing the law assists in helping with some of the activities of the youth centre.
Gaining the trust of the community youth will have huge benefits for the area.
Neil has access to a lot of partnerships such as out reach workers who can assist in the education and facilities for the youth. Neil, however, has worked a difficult estate for a long time and has had to be very consistant in dealing with the ring leaders.
Neil has been praised for tackling these ringleaders but could not have done it without the support of the residents of the estate who provided support and evidence.
:- Sgt Gardiner has collected Neil and has received some vital intelligence through Crimestoppers. There has been a report that stolen property has been left at an address on his beat.
They are discussing the address from Neil’s local knowledge and are planning how best to tackle the problem. Sgt Gardiner organises the rest of the officers on the team and they execute a warrant under the theft act.
Making a difference
:- After receiving authority to search the house from a local magistrate Neil forces entry to the property using the skills received on specialist training.
A number of stolen items relevant to a local burglary have been seized and a number of persons are currently helping us with our enquiries! Neil has to make enquiries and process the prisoners after the arrests.
Neil is supported in the investigation by detectives on the CID whose role is also part of the Neighbourhood policing plan.