CCC AGM and Public Meeting – Tuesday 4 July 2017 – 7 to 9pm

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Please join us for our public meeting in the hall to the rear of:

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James
Poplar Walk
Croydon
CR0 1UA

Enter via the gate to the left of the Church.

Please book a free place to attend.

St Michael front

AGM at 7pm
Members are invited to attend the AGM, starting at 7pm, to receive a report on activities over the past year and to vote in the new committee. 

Public meeting
The AGM will be followed by a meeting, open to all, from 7.30 – 9pm. 

This meeting will be without set agenda. Anyone is welcome to raise an item for discussion in this meeting or to offer a notice. Feel free to note the item or notice as a comment on this post if you would like it prioritised.

The committee is particularly interested in hearing what you feel the focus of meetings in the year ahead should be.

Tea and coffee will be available on the night.

If you are unable to attend but would like your apologies noted, please email CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com

Please book a free place to help us cater for numbers. We do not have full use of the hall so places are limited and preference will be given to members and to those booking a place.

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Elections
Any member can stand for election and this may be as a general committee member or for a specific post.  It is important though that anyone standing is willing to take an active role in the running of the group.

All committee roles are voluntary.

If you would like to know more, please get in touch.  The current committee is very happy to discuss this with you.

To indicate your intention to stand, please email  CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com by 23 June.

All updates will appear here on our website.

CCC events are open to everyone and our activities are apolitical.

 

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A message from Croydon’s Borough Commander re the Met’s plan to increase availability of Taser across London

A message from the Borough Commander for Croydon is being shared by local policing teams. Just email your local policing team to receive monthly updates and important notices such as this.

His message reads,

Dear Ward Member,

I am writing to you with regards to the MPS’s plans to increase the availability of Taser across London. Our plans will see a further 1,867 officers trained, which takes the total number of officers trained to just under 6,500, with an increase in the number of devices available taking the total to 2,500.

The principal reason for this uplift is so that we are better equipped to protect the public from the threat of violent incidents, but also to protect our officers from violent assaults.

We’ve taken this decision in light of the increase in violence offences, including knife crime which rose by 24% last year, and the steady increase in the number of assaults on police officers in recent years.

The uplift will see the device made available to more borough based Emergency Response Officers, with 1,729 of the additional 1,867 officers being trained coming from borough response teams. These officers are the most readily available to protect the public, and are also the officers who face the most unpredictable threat. In borough terms, we are talking approximately double the number of Taser-trained officers with most boroughs having at least 40 Taser trained officers already.

It’s a two stage uplift; the first part will see the Met change its deployment policy in line with national guidance. At the moment Taser officers on borough are deployed in pairs. They will still be deployed in pairs for the most part, but only one need carry Taser. That said, Taser officers will also be able to deploy on their own, for example Sergeant supervisors, but the norm for most response officers will be some form of ‘double crewing’. This change to deployment will see an immediate increase in the number of Tasers available 24/7.

The second part of the uplift will see the additional officers trained. We anticipate that this will take 2 years, with the training due to begin later this year in late summer / Autumn. As part of this, the Met will be changing device. Our current model is no longer manufactured, and we will gradually replace these with the new Home Office mandated model, the X2.

Taser is already an important part of the protective equipment available to officers. It’s been safely and effectively used in the Met since 2003 and provides officers with a highly effective option for prevent violent situations from escalating, often without needing to be fired. In 2016 it was fired on just 13% of 1,635 occasions it was deployed. Most incidents where Taser is used are resolved simply by drawing the device, or by using the red dot to highlight to the suspect that it may be used. These are lower uses of force than any form of physical restraint, baton or CS spray or indeed a firearm – which might otherwise be needed.

We’re very careful to ensure that the officers who use Taser are trained to a high standard, both in how they use it and in post-use procedure. Officers are personally responsible for justifying that each use is reasonable in the circumstances they are presented with. I am responsible for oversight of this in the borough. Each use of Taser is recorded, with data reported to the Home Office, and published on the Met website.

One concern that has been raised in the past is about transparency, in terms of how and when officers use Taser. The roll out of body worn video to all frontline officers will greatly improve the transparency of how we use it, and we hope will also serve to provide understanding as to what happens at any incident.

As a key partner I wanted to inform you of our change in approach. You won’t see any visible change in policing style, but there will be increased protection for the public.

Of course, if you need any further information or have any concerns please do let me know.

Regards

Jeff

Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe

Borough Commander
Croydon Police Station

 

 

Policing Newsletter – Norbury – May 2017

Here’s the monthly local policing newsletter for Norbury.

Why not sign up to receive these monthly newsletters and other updates direct to your inbox?  Just email the SNT on the address below to be added to the circulation list.

Produced by:

Norbury Safer Neighbourhoods Team
Email – Norbury.snt@met.police.uk
Tel – 020 8721 2477
Twitter:  @MPSNorbury

Download a copy here: Norbury April 2017 Newsletter

Croydon Policing Newsletter – Broad Green – June 2017

Here’s the latest newsletter from the local policing team for Broad Green.

You can receive this newsletter straight to your inbox every month.  Just email Broad Green SNT to be added to their circulation list.

Produced by:

Broad Green Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email – BroadGreen.snt@met.police.uk
Tel – 020 8721 2712

Website at :https://beta.met.police.uk/your-area/croydon/broad-green/

replaces, http://content.met.police.uk/Team/Croydon/BroadGreen

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Now back on @MPSBroadGreen 

 

Croydon Policing Newsletter – Fieldway – May 2017

Here is the newsletter covering the Croydon council ward of Fieldway to keep people up to date on policing matters.
 
There is no need to wait to view these monthly newsletters from your local policing team on our website.  
Just email the SNT, on the email address below, to ask to be added to the circulation list. You’ll receive not only the monthly newsletter but occasional important updates.
Produced by: Fieldway Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email – Fieldway.snt@met.police.uk
Tel – 020 8649 1401
Twitter –  NOW on @MPSFieldway
(previously on @MPSFieldwaySgt and then @MPSSouthCroydon)

Download a copy here: Fieldway Monthly News Letter – May 2017

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