DRUGS, anti-social behaviour and motoring offences have all been tackled as part of an all out day on Birmingham North local policing unit (LPU).
Officers teamed up with the fire service, members of the public and colleagues from British Transport Police to tackle issues raised by people living in Stockland Green.
The day’s events kicked off with two early morning warrants following information linking the addresses to drug use and supply. A 25 year-old man was charged with possession of cannabis.
A mobile police station was also on hand to offer crime prevention and safety advice to the community.
Attention then turned to motorists contributing to speeding and parking issues, often one of the most frequent concerns raised by residents and businesses in the area.
Birmingham City Council officers handed out tickets to 14 motorists causing an obstruction.
Nearly 400 motorists passed through a community Speed Watch held in conjunction with West Midlands Fire Service, officers and the public. Letters were later sent to 48 motorists caught exceeding the speed limit.
The all out day continued with officers and residents cleaning up the streets as part of a community environmental clean up.[pullquote_right]
“In addition to arresting people and dealing with them through the justice system, there are many other tactics available to us and groups with the shared aim of making our communities safer.”[/pullquote_right]The day concluded with a warrant where suspected stolen property linked to a nearby burglary was recovered, with two people arrested and bailed pending further enquiries.
Sergeant James Reid said: “In addition to arresting people and dealing with them through the justice system, there are many other tactics available to us and groups with the shared aim of making our communities safer.”
Neighbourhood officers will continue to encourage residents to work with them to tackle issues that matter most to them and regularly meet with the Slade Road Advisory Group – made up of local residents and councillors. The group feed back community concerns to local police.