The priorities for the Sheffield North West Neighbourhood Policing Team are:
Road safety, including speeding, dangerous driving and parking complaints.
This, when combined, was the largest area of concern for our community. We will work with our partners, and put in place strong community measures like community speed watch to increase surveillance on the roads and to make speeding less "consequence free". In June 2022 we started Operation Parksafe in the North West Police area, in reduce the issue of illegal, dangerous and anti-social parking.
You told us that you are concerned about burglaries in your area. We are working to reduce burglaries by working with our partners to reduce and prevent burglars, and by arresting those responsible. We currently have three problem solving plans relating to the most burgled areas of the city, designed to reduce long term burglary by increasing security measures in those areas in conjunction with our local partners.
You told us that you were increasingly concerned about vehicles being broken into or stolen. We will work to identify those responsible, but also to make our communities safer with neighbourhood watch schemes, CCTV and other methods to reduce this issue. We have also found that by paying close attention to badly parked cars, we find that sometimes that people who park their cars without a care for them, do so because the car doesn't belong to them. In this way Operation Park Safe also addresses vehicle crime.
We are currently working with the manufacturers of some of the vehicles most frequently stolen to try and tackle the issue. In the meantime, we recommend that people who own vehicles that are targeted by car thieves, such as Land Rovers, Ford Transit vans, and Ford Fiesta STs to use a sold secure approved steering lock.