Owen Temple & Margaret Nealis

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Operation Hartland

by Owen Temple on 30 November, 2012

The police started Operation Hartland 2012 on the 20th November in Consett Town Centre.

The aims of the operation are to:
•To provide dedicated foot patrols from Police Officer, Police Community Support Officers (PCSO) and Neighbourhood Wardens in full uniform on Consett Town Centre with high visibility.
•Circulate prevention material and advice
•To prevent & detect offences in partnership with Genesis CCTV & local businesses.
•To provide reassurance to local businesses and shoppers in the Consett area.
•Educate shop staff on how to deal with suspicious customers and pass information effectively.
•To identify and arrest any offenders.
•To reduce the number of thefts in Consett Town Centre
•To increase the detection of thefts on Consett Town Centre through speedy responses to crimes within the Town Centre & the apprehension of offenders.
•To publicise & advertise the success of the operation, keeping our local communities updated.

Keep an eye out for officers if you’re about in the town and feel free to stop & say hello, or to find out more.


2 Responses

  1. Emma Rogan says:

    Hi Owen,

    Do you by chance happen to know what powers the neighbourhood wardens have?

    Many thanks.

    I believe they have the power to issue fixed penalty notices for Dog fouling, Depositing litter, Failure to comply with a litter clearing notice, Failure to comply with a street litter control notice, Fly-posting, Failure to produce a waste carriers licence, Failure to produce a waste transfer notices, Abandoning a vehicle and failure to comply with a waste receptacle notice, all under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005.

    I believe they have delegated powers from the police in the following areas:
    To request the name and address of a person acting in an anti-social manner.
    To request the name and address of a person suspected of committing an offence for which the accredited person is
    able to issue a fixed penalty notice, or that caused injury alarm and distress to another person, or that caused
    damage to, or the loss of, another’s property.
    To issue a Fixed Penalty Notices for dog fouling, littering, riding a bicycle on a footpath, graffiti and fly-posting.
    To confiscate alcohol from young persons under 18 years. 
    To confiscate cigarettes and tobacco products from young persons under 18 years.


  2. Emma says:

    Cheers Owen that much more information than I was able to gather from other sources.

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