Your Dedicated Neighbourhood Team (DNT) is a group of local police officers dedicated to serving your community. The team is made up of officers based in your area, supported by additional officers from the wider area.
We work closely with local authorities, community leaders and residents to decide our policing priorities for the area. This helps us to find useful, long-term solutions to local problems, while maintaining our wider focus on reducing crime across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
It has been identified that there have been issues across the Riverside beat with drug at areas such as include car parks, parks, streets, church graveyards and open spaces. These concerns were raised via surveys with the local community as well as by information gained by local police and PCSOs and partner agencies. The neighbourhood police team tackle this by dedicated high visibility and plain clothes patrols at key areas, using stop and search powers, arrests where necessary and referral processes to support drugs users with their addictions.
Issued 15 September 2021
Officers are working with partner agencies to ensure help and support is offered to those affected by drug use, a number of targeted patrols have taken place in an effort to tackle this issue and specific locations are visited by officers daily. If you are a witness to drug use please report it to us using our online reporting tool.
Actioned 01 November 2021
ASB This was predominantly related to areas that have suffered the concerns of Drug use and Drug dealing, the associated noise and disorder that can be intrinsically linked to the drug’s use and supply. A Street Lifestyle Enforcement Taskforce was set up to address this issue in a partnership way. Police support this by submitting intelligence and enforcement, patrols, engagement with the community and use of powers around problem households. Leicester City Council lead on obtaining injunctions and providing wider support in terms of housing/access to social services etc.
Issued 15 September 2021
Local officers have been conducting targeted patrols in the areas most affected. A number of community engagement events have taken place in which Leicestershire Police have used the Beat Bus to take surveys from residents and visitors. The data from the surveys taken is being analysed to help identify the best possible way we can help solve the problem and in a way that you want us to. If you need any help or advice regarding ASB please visit the advice section on our website. You can report any incidents of ASB on our online reporting tool.