Doncaster North

Date published: 09 January 2023 09:35

Welcome message from the Neighbourhood Inspector Sebastian Dent

Hi, I am Inspector Sebastian Dent. I lead the Neighbourhood Policing Team covering the Sprotbrough, Norton/Askern, Adwick/Carcroft, Bentley and Roman Ridge Ward areas. The team is Based at Davies house Police station on Barnsley Road.

I have over 17 years experience as a police officer and have worked in various roles including Neighbourhoods, Organised crime disruption, Safer Neighbourhoods partnership and as a Response officer and Sergeant. The majority of my service has been spent in Doncaster and a significant period has been in the North area of the City.

I am delighted to have the opportunity to help create and embed the new North Neighbourhood Policing team. It is clear that the team are driven by a real desire to make a difference in the communities they serve, creating a safer and more enjoyable environment for those who live and work here.

The creation of the new North NPT aligns us with the council's localities model, enabling better joint working and an enhanced service for all residents.

Neighbourhood Policing has great benefits. It enables us to work closely with the public, community groups, partner agencies and businesses to be able to reduce crime and solve re-occurring and community issues. Please be sure to contact your local teams and follow us on social media, to stay informed with what we are doing and engagement events running in your community to come and speak to us. This will enable us to be part of the community and adapt problem solving approaches to local issues.

Your local police station is:

Davies House Police Station

station address here.....
DN5 8QE

You can contact us:

Priorities for Doncaster North Neighbourhood Policing Team are:

  • In the recent pact meetings held at Askern and Bentley , It was highlighted that anti-social behaviour is an issue in the Bentley, Askern and Adwick areas. It is our priority to reduce and prevent anti social behaviour by tackling the root causes through effective problem solving in conjunction with partners and educational inputs at local schools.
  • Community survey results show that vehicle nuisance including off road bikes are priority issues for residents and we aim to tackle this with with partners and with the use of the dedicated off road bike and intervention team (ORBIT). The ORBIT team have seen significant results in recent months in the North area and we will continue to restrict access, problem solve locations and taken enforcement action where appropriate.
  • We will also aim to tackle armed criminality which is often linked to drugs. We will act on information provided by the public and partners to tackle drug production and use in the North area

You said...

In recent public meetings and through locally elected members, you said that off road bikes were an issue on the Roman Ridge and trans penine trail areas.

We did...

We requested assistance from our Off-Road Bike team at key times. As a result of this we have recovered several stolen motorbikes/quads, dealt with several offenders for driving offences and recovered a large quantity of class A drugs.

Community Engagement Meeting, Scawthorpe Library: 23 January 2023 at 6pm

Parish Council/public meeting, Sprotbrough: 24 March 2023 at 6pm - Goldsmith Centre

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