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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:

- Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) on Tod’s Piece skate park
- Drug Use
- Drug Dealing

In order to address ASB, we are currently carrying out an increase in patrols in the area of Tod’s Piece. We have also been making use of CCTV to identify potential culprits alongside utilising and sharing information and working with partner agencies to identify the culprits and attempt to divert the youths away from such behaviour, encouraging /enforcing behavioural standards where necessary. We have already engaged with a number of youths. We have at the same time been providing the victims with the support they may need. ASB is a priority the Safer Rutland Partnership (SRP) which comprises the police, council and fire service amongst other key partners who have been working to address this issue. There has been a reduction in youth related ASB but we will continue with these efforts.

With regards to drug use in public, we are patrolling areas where we have been told the use of drugs is commonplace. Officers are encouraged to use their powers to stop and search where grounds exist. We have liaised with community groups and leaders to identify where we need to be in order to catch those responsible for using drugs in public. We are also working with housing agencies to deter those using drugs in their own homes. We are also able to make referrals to RCC substance misuse teams who held support those who want to move away from substance misuse. Whilst this issue is not widespread across Uppingham, - it happens in small pockets that spring up around town from time to time – our aim is to be in the right place at the right time to combat this issue and deter future criminality.

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 targeting suspected offenders. 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.

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 Uppingham 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 Uppingham even safer than it already is.

If you have any further feedback, questions or concerns, please contact us at the Uppingham Town Hall, where we have a small office which is manned most days 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 2988 Joshua Ace
PCSO 6613 Andy Wylie

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

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