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Dawlish Rural

A local policing neighbourhood in Devon & Cornwall Police

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Neighbourhood Priorities

Rural crime

Farm machinery, plant and vehicle theft, livestock worrying, theft, fly tipping and heritage crime are a focus of our rural team, PC 10392 Ben Chadwick and PCSO 30078 Saul Bunce. 

They are also focused on illegal poaching, supporting local farmers, estates and the forestry commission, and continued engagement with Teignmouth's local port to address security issues via operation Kraken. 

 

Issue Date Tuesday 4th June 2024


Youth ASB

We are focused on dealing with and preventing youth ASB in the areas of the Dawlish Play park, town centre and Harrisons amusements

Issue Date Tuesday 4th June 2024


Drugs supply and county lines

The supply of illegal drugs has a hugely detrimental impact on local communities. It can directly lead to serious violence, drug related ASB, drug related health issues and exploitation of young and vulnerable people. 

We are focused on developing intelligence, acting on information, conducting warrants, making arrests and conducting searches and seizures. 

At Teignmouth police station we have both the South Devon pro-active unit, who solely deal with drug dealing, and the South Devon no excuses team who deal with drug driving. 

If you have any information on drug dealing please contact us at Home | Devon & Cornwall Police (devon-cornwall.police.uk) or crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

If you see it happening please 999 

Issue Date Monday 3rd June 2024


Prolific shoplifting

Shoplifting is a national problem, with thousands of suspects and millions of losses. 

We will focus on those who are prolific, and who offer abuse and violence when challenged. Behaviour that has a serious detrimental impact on retail staff. 

We will make arrests, if contacted at the time, and will ensure serial offenders are put in front of the courts.

We will also work closely with Teignbridge council to utilise our powers under the ASB, crime and police act 2014, allowing us to put restrictions on serial offenders. 

When a theft occurs 999 should always be called.  

Issue Date Monday 3rd June 2024


County lines and exploitation

"County lines" refers to a crime where drugs gangs exploit children and vulnerable adults to make them courier drugs and money across the country from the gang’s base to customers in towns across Devon and Cornwall. The "county line" refers to the mobile phone line which is the link for the drugs gangs to sell drugs.

We work very closely with the schools and youth clubs in the area as well as multi-agencies so we are able to monitor children who are at risk of county lines and exploitation. We do high visibility patrols around schools and the surrounding areas. We also make sure we speak to young people so we are able to build a rapport with them so they feel comfortable to speak to the police if they need to.

Issue Date Monday 13th June 2022


Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)

White Ribbon UK is a charity that seeks an end to male violence towards women. The charity has representation around the world, and asks everyone to make this pledge:

"I promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women."

White Ribbon day is an initiative which has been taking place over a number of years with various themes and one key aim; to take action against violence towards women in all its forms including domestic abuse, rape, stalking, spiking or honour based abuse.
Violence can and does take many forms all of which are completely unacceptable.

We have visited many pubs around Teignmouth and Dawlish to educate them on domestic abuse, stalking and spiking. We have also given many premises drug testing kits so if someone suspects they have been spiked their drink can be tested. 

We also offer a range of support for domestic violence victims. I you need some information on domestic abuse please visit the link below:

Domestic abuse | Devon and Cornwall Police (devon-cornwall.police.uk)

Find out more about White Ribbon UK by visiting there website: www.whiteribbon.org.uk

 

Issue Date Monday 13th June 2022


Rough sleepers and how to help

We are aware that you now see more homeless people on the streets than you used to. We are working with the homeless who want to engage with our partnership agencies and us. There are then many options for them and help with finding housing and with other difficulties they may be facing. For those who choose not to engage or want to be on the streets for certain reasons please be assured if it gets too cold we do signpost them somewhere to stay and even help them get there if needed/wanted.

We are working dynamically with partner agencies to divert these people from criminality and secure long term viable accommodation and help with their problems be it alcohol, drugs or mental health

If you see a homeless person and are worried you can signpost them to the council or rough sleepers charity-street link: https://www.streetlink.org.uk/

 

Issue Date Monday 13th June 2022


Pubs against Drugs

We have been working closely with pubs within Teignmouth and Dawlish signing them up to a great scheme Devon and Cornwall Police are offering. This will help combat the supply or misuse of drugs in pubs where Police Officers will be accompanies by passive drugs dogs. The officers will be able to enter the premises at any time during licensing hours to check for illegal substances. If an illegal substance is suspected the officer then can detain the person for a search under the misuse of drugs act 1971. Positive action will then be taken against those found in possession.

Issue Date Monday 13th June 2022


Hate crime

The police take hate crime very seriously. In the upcoming months hate crime may increase. We encourage anyone who has been a victim of hate crime. They are committing an offence if the below is believed by the victim:

A hate crime is any hate incident which constitutes a criminal offence and the victim or any other person believes it to be motivated by prejudice or hate.

We record a hate incident if the victim or another person believes it is motivated by the hatred of someone because of a particular factor. Those factors include:

  • A person's disability
  • Their race, ethnicity or nationality
  • Their religion or belief
  • Their sexual orientation
  • Their transgender identity
  • Their sex or gender

Hate crime can be against the person, or the person's property.

Issue Date Monday 13th December 2021


Wildlife Operation (OP HALF MOON)

We are excited for our new wildlife operation which is named "op half moon" Within this operation we will be supporting and working with the local rural community, landowners and farmers. We are taking a proactive approach to support wildlife thinking positively and practically. We have also been on wildlife courses so we can fully understand the impact and success op half moon will have.

Issue Date Sunday 5th December 2021


Youth Anti-Social Behaviour

We have been focusing on youth Anti-Social Behaviour. We are doing a lot of foot patrols at areas of interest to the youths where the ASB is usually committed this includes parks, green areas and town centres. If we see the youths we will approach them and speak to them so we understand their intentions for the evening and offer safety and ASB prevention advice. We will also follow up any calls that come in through 101 and work this the council ASB officer to issue consequences from their behaviour. If you would like to report ASB please email 101 if you believe it is a police issue:[email protected] or report it to the council on: Report anti social behaviour - Teignbridge District Council  

Issue Date Sunday 5th December 2021


Fly-tipping in rural areas

Unfortunately  we are seeing an increase in fly-tipping. We have a multi-agency approach in place where we are working with the council to combat and decrease this issue as much as possible. If you see anything that has been fly-tipped please contact the council though the following link: Report flytipping - Teignbridge District Council

Issue Date Sunday 5th December 2021


Neighbourhood Events

Dawlish Community College student/teacher surgery
Wednesday 24th July 2024
from 12:30PM to 2:00PM
Dawlish Community College, Elm Grove Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0BY

We understand that students and teachers may have problems/issues that they may want to talk to us about. We aim to do a surgery every Wednesday at 1230-1400 to hear their issues/problems and see how we can best help.

Mobile surgery, Dawlish Lawn
Thursday 25th July 2024
from 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Devon & Cornwall Police van, The Strand, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9PT

As most of you know we have lost our trusty neighbourhood office in Dawlish. Due to this we feel that we are missing an important connection with you the public. We have decided to do a mobile surgery which will be in our new Police van. We will be placing it on the lawns and put a sign outside to welcome you in. This will give you the opportunity to come and speak with us about your problems/issues you may have no matter how small.

Dawlish Community College student/teacher surgery
Wednesday 31st July 2024
from 12:30PM to 2:00PM
Dawlish Community College, Elm Grove Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0BY

We understand that students and teachers may have problems/issues that they may want to talk to us about. We aim to do a surgery every Wednesday at 1230-1400 to hear their issues/problems and see how we can best help.

Mobile surgery, Dawlish Lawn
Thursday 1st August 2024
from 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Devon & Cornwall Police van, The Strand, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9PT

As most of you know we have lost our trusty neighbourhood office in Dawlish. Due to this we feel that we are missing an important connection with you the public. We have decided to do a mobile surgery which will be in our new Police van. We will be placing it on the lawns and put a sign outside to welcome you in. This will give you the opportunity to come and speak with us about your problems/issues you may have no matter how small.

Dawlish Community College student/teacher surgery
Wednesday 7th August 2024
from 12:30PM to 2:00PM
Dawlish Community College, Elm Grove Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0BY

We understand that students and teachers may have problems/issues that they may want to talk to us about. We aim to do a surgery every Wednesday at 1230-1400 to hear their issues/problems and see how we can best help.

Dawlish Town Council
Wednesday 7th August 2024
at 7:00PM
Dawlish Town Hall, Old Town Street, Dawlish, EX7 9AP

Dawlish Town Council
Wednesday 7th August 2024 to Thursday 8th August 2024
at 7:00PM
Dawlish Town Hall, Old Town Street, Dawlish, EX7 9AP

Mobile surgery, Dawlish Lawn
Thursday 8th August 2024
from 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Devon & Cornwall Police van, The Strand, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9PT

As most of you know we have lost our trusty neighbourhood office in Dawlish. Due to this we feel that we are missing an important connection with you the public. We have decided to do a mobile surgery which will be in our new Police van. We will be placing it on the lawns and put a sign outside to welcome you in. This will give you the opportunity to come and speak with us about your problems/issues you may have no matter how small.

Dawlish Community College student/teacher surgery
Wednesday 14th August 2024
from 12:30PM to 2:00PM
Dawlish Community College, Elm Grove Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0BY

We understand that students and teachers may have problems/issues that they may want to talk to us about. We aim to do a surgery every Wednesday at 1230-1400 to hear their issues/problems and see how we can best help.

Mobile surgery, Dawlish Lawn
Thursday 15th August 2024
from 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Devon & Cornwall Police van, The Strand, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9PT

As most of you know we have lost our trusty neighbourhood office in Dawlish. Due to this we feel that we are missing an important connection with you the public. We have decided to do a mobile surgery which will be in our new Police van. We will be placing it on the lawns and put a sign outside to welcome you in. This will give you the opportunity to come and speak with us about your problems/issues you may have no matter how small.

Dawlish Community College student/teacher surgery
Wednesday 21st August 2024
from 12:30PM to 2:00PM
Dawlish Community College, Elm Grove Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0BY

We understand that students and teachers may have problems/issues that they may want to talk to us about. We aim to do a surgery every Wednesday at 1230-1400 to hear their issues/problems and see how we can best help.

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