Safer Penzance January 2023 Highlights

1 February 2023

Being out in the Community

We truly believe being visible and accessible to the public is one of the key ways to improve public feelings of safety. That’s why to kick January off strong, members from the Penzance Police Team and Cornwall Council’s Community Safety Team ran several events to engage with the people of Penzance.

Pop-up events were held outside St Johns Hall, Sainsbury’s, Sennen Market and Paul Farmers market.

PC Hughes and PS Brown visited Rosebud Gardens in Newlyn to speak with Newlyn Community Flora Group who volunteer in the local area to improve the green spaces in Newlyn.

Hayle and Humphry Davy Schools had visits from the local Police Youth Intervention Officer. Their year 8 students learned about ASB, the consequences of carrying weapons as well as inputs from local support services. Mounts Bay have received this already and Cape Cornwall booked for later this year.

Hayle and Humphry Davy School have also started their Year 10 drugs and county lines education which compliments the Theatre Group performance that happened in September last year.

Humphry Davy have also received a whole year 7 assembly this week on bullying/cyber crime.

Drug Arrest

A male was convicted at Truro Crown Court of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and received a 5 year sentence. This was as a result of Op Medusa which was a day of action in September led by the Neighbourhood team.

High Visibility Patrols to tackle Anti-social Behaviour

PC Stirling issued a formal ASB warning which is a powerful tool in preventing the escalation of ASB in the locality.

PC Hughes and TSSO Martyn have been out in St Just conducting a joint visit to address an ongoing neighbourhood dispute.

High visibility patrols were undertaken in the town by the Neighbourhood Police Team and Penzance’s dedicated ASB caseworker which resulted in them dealing with Anti-Social behaviour around Wharfside Shopping Centre. A group of youths were given verbal warnings and advice.

Action on Graffiti

3 Youths were caught red handed spraying graffiti on the South West Water building. The Neighbourhood Team took their details and are seeking a community resolution with South West Water to allow the graffiti to be cleaned off.

Crime Reporting App

The DISC App is free and available to all businesses to help them talk to one another, and the police about business crime in the town. Over 60 members are actively using the app to make crime reports. It is only through reporting and communicating that we can effectively tackle business crime. To sign up to DISC contact [email protected]

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