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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:

- Road Safety
- Rural Crime and Farming Equipment Thefts
- Nuisance Motorbikes

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.

In order to tackle Rural Crime and Farming Equipment Thefts, we are constantly working with the Leicestershire Police Wildlife Unit to increase our understanding of the issue, identify ways to prevent these instances occurring and allocate extra resources where necessary. Most of the Rutland beat team are “Wildlife Trained” officers (and those that aren’t yet will be) and as such have a healthy understanding of and vested interest in these issues. We also work with Lincolnshire Police sharing intelligence and undertaking initiatives to ensure we have the most up-to-date and relevant information to help us identify and apprehend criminals where possible. We are already working with our key partners as part of the Safety Rutland Partnership (SRP) who have a priority that focuses on reducing crimes and this includes rural, and heritage crime.

Stopping Nuisance Motorbikes is also important. We rely on the community to let us know where this is occurring, and ask that you report any such sighting, no matter how infrequent, through 101 so we deploy resources to the correct locations. We are aware of the concerns around the use of motorbikes and the Rutland TT (The Rutland TT is well known to motorcyclists, a 92-mile circular route around Rutland water which passes Melton Mowbray, East Langton, Medbourne, Uppingham, Market Harborough, Morcott, Great Casterton, Ryhall, Corby Glenn, Old Somerby and Easton). We have been liaising for some months with our Traffic Management Team and the Road Safety Partnership, communications officer regarding this issue. Along with partners we are attempting to address both community concerns and the issues around the use of the motorbikes. Throughout the summer our road safety team have been deploying the road safety van, along the route. In addition, in July we implemented a police operation over a number of weekends to address / tackle the issue of the speeding motorbikes. The road safety partnership have also been working with biking groups. There are also early proposals in place for a joint road safety group, between the different areas that have links with the TT.

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 @RutlandPolice on Twitter. Please rest assured that Rutland continues to be a safe place to work and live and continues to see low crime rates and excellent compliance around current Coronavirus restrictions. The issues referenced above are not widespread, nevertheless we remained committed to making Rutland even safer than it already is.

If you have any further feedback, questions or concerns, please contact us through our social media accounts, by calling 101 and asking to speak with us or say hello when we 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 923 Paul Kear
PC 2113 Pete Icke
PCSO 6613 Andy Wylie

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

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