What is the issue/problem this proposal will help with?
Begging- To acknowledge that all beggars are homeless and maybe exploited by organised gangs
How do we know that this is a problem?
Community evidence and feedback from to and from the Police
What needs to happen?
Increased trust between residents/ business’ and Police to report
Who needs to be involved?
New PCSO’s are vital to increase presence in area. Prevention to provide Intel to businesses and other agencies with intelligence – County Lines/Drugs
What will they need to do?
Local businesses need to work with the Police discreetly and provide evidence
What resources/ things will they need?
Police responding to local and national intelligence of organised gangs operating and moving into area.
What are the obstacles or problems with doing this?
County Lines and links with drugs.
Reporting channels are neither quick or easy and not trusted by the public. For example 101 calls – the reporting doesn’t mean a Police Officer will appear. Residents need to understand how reporting works and allow the Police to identify trends and hotspots.
How will we know if this has helped?