February Column: Sergeant Sean Underwood

February 01 2013
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In this first article let me introduce the team. We cover Bishopston, Redland, Cotham Clifton and Clifton East.

February Column: Sergeant Sean Underwood

Hello from the Clifton and Cotham Neighbourhood Team. Sergeant Sean Underwood

I’m hoping this will become a regular feature each month to keep everyone (who wants to be) informed of what the police are doing in your area.

In this first article let me introduce the team. We cover Bishopston, Redland, Cotham Clifton and Clifton East, we have five police constables and four police community support officers and one sergeant.

Currently we have various priorities for the area, the main ones being to reduce vehicle crime, reduce burglary and also shoplifting on Gloucester Road. With spring coming upon us quickly we will also be starting to tackle anti-social behaviour and in particular any issues that we see around St Andrew’s Park.

I would like to show just how well the team have done this past year, working hard as a team but also with our partner agencies to make your area safe and for you to feel safe.

Currently this year (April 2012 to the present) compared to the same period last year overall crime across our area is down 9.1 per cent, with burglary down 15.2 per cent, theft of motor vehicle down 25.9 per cent. This shows that what we are doing is making a difference to the community and we as a team and partnership strive to continue with this success and bring crime down further.

Over the coming month we will be looking at operations to tackle burglary and shop theft around the Gloucester Road corridor. If you would like to receive a visit from one of our team to talk about issues you are experiencing or you would like us to give you some crime prevention advice please don’t hesitate to call 101 and ask to speak to the team or look on the Avon and Somerset website, type in your postcode and send us a message.

If you are interested in anything specific in the next article then please get in contact and we will do our best to address this. We are committed to working hard in your community and wish you all safe and crime-free February.