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Your local priorities: Survey results

Dear Citizen

Thank you for completing our recent survey about priorities for policing in your local area. We had an excellent response. Your feedback has helped us identify particular areas of focus on this beat. They are:

- Anti-Social Behaviour
- Drug Dealing
- Road Safety

In order to address Anti-Social Behaviour, we will shortly be carrying out increased high visibility patrols in areas where youths congregate and where ASB is an area of concern – such as Cutts Close Park, Princess Avenue Park and around Catmose College. We will also be working with partner agencies to utilise and share information to identify and deal with the culprits and engage with the persons involved to educate in respect of their perceived poor behaviour. Pockets of ASB do rear their head from time to time, and we as a beat team continue to monitor where this is happen and address the issues wherever the problems occur. We have been working with the Safer Rutland Partnership (SRP) to address this area of concern. Generally speaking, Oakham continues to be a peaceful place to live and work and we find that the overwhelming majority of interactions we have with young people to be positive and engaging, however there is a small minority who choose to behave in an anti-social manner.

Regarding Drug Dealing we are patrolling areas where we have been told dealing of drugs is an area of concern. We will be working with partner agencies including the local council to meet with residents, find out more and tackle those who are causing concern and harm. Tackling drug dealing is also important. We have in support of this a not only neighbourhood officers but also response officers and a Neighbourhood Priority Team who have been focussing on intelligence gathering and where appropriate undertaking enforcement. They undertake proactive patrolling based on intelligence – including information supplied by the local community. If you have any information that would be useful to us, please contact us through the Leics Police website ( or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. This issue is not widespread across Oakham and appears to be occurring in small pockets around town. We believe that by targeting the few that are causing this issue, we can have a really positive effect.

In order to address Road Safety we have an ongoing campaign of education/prevention and enforcement activity over the Rutland area. If you think we should be in a particular location then please fill out another survey stating where and when this is happening – this will help us be in the right places at the right times to deter people speeding through our villages and towns. We are already working as part of the Safer Rutland Partnership (SRP) to deliver the priority around increasing road safety which includes addressing speeding. We have been and will continue to carry out increased mobile speed monitoring and enforcement operations, so you may see us spread throughout a number of villages in the coming weeks. We have already undertaken an operation in July. There is already enforcement support from our Road Safety Team, and the Safety Camera Van. For the month of August 2020 on the Oakham and Rutland roads over 45 hours of enforcement work was completed resulting in 220 speeding offences being dealt with. September accrued 36 hours of patrol with coincidently another 220 offences.

Please rest assured that Oakham continues to see low rates of crime and excellent compliance around the Coronavirus restrictions.

What you have told us has helped shape our priorities for this beat. My colleagues and I will keep you up-to-date on our progress. You can also follow what we are doing at Rutland Police Facebook page or @OakhamPolice on Twitter.

If you have any further feedback, questions or concerns, please feel free say hello when you see us on the street.

Of course, please remember you can report crime online at or call 101. Please dial 999 in an emergency.

Thank you again for your support.

Your beat officers,

PS Paul KEAR 923
PC Joe LLOYD 1312,
PCSO Olivia DUTTON 6142
PCSO Nicole WELSH 6521

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Olivia Dutton (Police, PCSO, Melton and Rutland - Rutland )

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