Sheffield City Centre

Date published: 24 March 2021 15:56

Welcome message from the Neighbourhood Inspector Alison Bywater

My name is Inspector Alison Bywater and I have the fantastic job of keeping a watchful eye over Sheffield city centre, Kelham Island and Highfields.

As the country emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic, our city centre is slowly coming to life again and my team and I will be here to ensure businesses feel supported as this happens.

As well as a thriving business community, I am keen to make our presence felt in our residential areas, I want you to get to know us and ask for our help and advice.

My priority is making sure the city centre is a welcoming and safe environment, whether you live here, work here, are a student or just visiting. It will be wonderful to see our city bustling again!

I have a brilliant team who are committed to helping you, so get in touch and let us know what’s on your mind.

Your local police station is:

Snig Hill Police Station

Snig Hill, Sheffield
S3 8LY

You can contact us:

The priorities for the Sheffield City Centre Neighbourhood Policing Team are:

  • Tackling the supply and use of drugs and addressing related criminality and ASB
  • Commercial burglary and supporting businesses as lockdown restrictions ease, with a focus on the retail and hospitality industries
  • Collaborative working with partner agencies to deal with the street community in the city centre; supporting the vulnerable whilst using enforcement where appropriate

You said...

Anti-social behaviour is an issue in your area.

We did...

Despite our city centre being a lot quieter than usual, we have still been receiving reports about ASB. In February we carried out a day of action which targeted drug dealing and street drinking, our drugs dog sniffed out several suspects and controlled drugs were seized by officers.

You said...

Commercial burglaries are a concern to you.

We did...

Throughout lockdown we have been working with businesses to ensure their premises are secure from thieves. In February, five offenders were charged with commercial burglary and shoplifting offences as a result of disruption work and targeted patrols.

12 April: City Centre Week of Action – Engagement events across the city centre

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