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Priorities and action

Improve the quality of life in the community

We have recently seen an increase in the number of anti-social behaviour reports which has had a detrimental impact on people who live and work here in our District.

Action

The Harrogate Outer Neighbourhood Policing Team works with our key partners and the community to reduce anti-social behaviour and the anti-social use of motor vehicles. We provide proactive responses to reports of anti-social behaviour in our neighbourhood Area and are constantly reviewing our patrol strategy to address this. We are working hard with partners to address this and ensure Ripon is a safe place to live and work.

Reduce rural crime

As with all rural locations, the Harrogate Outer area suffer with beauty spot theft and theft of farming machinery and vehicles.

Action

Throughout this year we have worked with volunteers on the Rural Watches at Masham and Pateley Bridge to deter rural criminality. In addition we will utilise all the available technology, crime prevention techniques and assistance from the new Rural Taskforce to deter and detect crime. In addition to local officers our patrols are routinely bolstered by specialist Officers from our Roads Policing, and Operations department.

Road Safety

As with most other areas, road safety is something in which we can improve upon in our District.

Action

We hold regular proactive road safety campaigns with the Highways Authority which include speed enforcement in hot spot locations.

Alcohol, Drugs and the night time economy

Action

We provide active support to our local Pub Watch Scheme running a ‘ban from 1 banned from all’ policy for ASB drugs and violence. We act on intelligence relating to drugs and alcohol to target offenders where we will execute search warrants. We also run regular proactive passive dog operations to detect and prosecute drug use in licensed premises.

Reduce theft offences in Ripon

We have seen an increase in thefts of purses and in Ripon city centre.

Action

We continue to work with the local shopwatch scheme and Harrogate Borough Council to prevent and detect these offences. Our local policing team will continue to provide a visible presence in the city, challenging suspected offenders and offering advice to potential victims.