Saturday, February 24, 2018

BLOG: A message from Blackwood and Risca Inspector

Hello everyone and welcome to my first blog as Inspector for Caerphilly Central which covers the Blackwood and Risca areas.

I have been a Police Officer in Gwent for 18 years. ;To date the majority of my service has been in the Newport, so I am enjoying the variation and relishing the new challenge of working in a different area. ;Irrespective of where I work though my values remain the same; I am a firm believer in targeting those who cause misery within our communities, protecting and reassuring residents and doing all we can to provide a thorough, supportive and comprehensive service to victims.

Due to their success in the recent promotion process we have had to say goodbye to Inspector Carl Williams and Sergeant Mark Thomas who have now moved on to positions elsewhere in the Force. ;I would like to thank them for their contributions to the section and wish them good luck in their new roles. ;Sergeant Andy O’Keefe is taking over as the Neighbourhood Sergeant and joins us with a wealth of experience, it’s great to have him as part of the team.

As you may be aware from coverage in the local news, there has been an increase in burglaries in the area recently. ;During March 12 burglaries were reported in Blackwood. ;A local 34 year old man has been charged and remanded for five burglary offences. ;Please be reassured that investigations continue to target suspects for the other incidents, and we are regularly patrolling the affected areas.

There have been a number of deliberate grass fires reported in the Risca and Blackwood areas over the last month. ;This is a completely mindless activity which can have ;extremely dangerous consequences. ;With the onset of warmer weather we will be continuing our work in partnership with the Fire Service, Local Authority and other agencies to combat this through engagement, dedicated joint patrols in affected areas and enforcement. ;This coincides with on-going patrols by our Forgotten Landscapes Officer Simon James and Tasking Unit to target individuals involved in off-road biking and rural crime.

The ‘Your Voice’ surveys, where you tell us the issues that affect you most, have now been completed across all ward areas. The policing priorities for each Neighbourhood Policing Team will be determined from the information received, and these will be published shortly.

If you wish to discuss these or any other issues that are affecting you then please contact me at [email protected] ;

I look forward to updating you again next month, but in the meantime you can get the latest policing updates for your area by following us on Twitter:

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Inspector Jason White Caerphilly Central

Source: https://www.gwent.police.uk/newsroom/story/?L=0&tx_news_pi15Bnews5D=2218&tx_news_pi15Bcontroller5D=News&tx_news_pi15Baction5D=detail&cHash=78a52cdd948744f2a1deeaec7299f3c5 (Mon Jan 8th 2018)

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