Sheffield North West

Date published: 04 October 2021 11:53

Welcome message from the Neighbourhood Inspector Kevin Smith

Hello and welcome to the Sheffield North West NPT team pages, I’m Kevin Smith and I’m your local neighbourhood inspector.

As a team we have responsibility for some brilliant parts of the city, with a great mix of urban and rural communities. This unique blend creates opportunities for us to be innovative and look for new ways to deliver our policing priorities and keep you safe.

One of the most important things to me is ensuring we have strong and solid relationships with you, the public, and that we hear from you about issues where you live. We’re a proactive team and we like to act on what you tell us, that way we know we’re tackling what really matters.

Your neighbourhood team should be your direct point of contact for anything that’s bothering you, but also to share good news and opportunities that we can get involved with.

As a result of a survey we commissioned in late 2020 our priorities are:

1) Burglary

You told us that you are concerned about burglaries in your area.  We are working to reduce burglaries by working with our partners, and by locking up burglars.

2) Drugs dealing

You told us that drug dealing was a concern in your areas, and you wanted police action to tackle the issue.  We are particularly focussed on protecting young people and vulnerable people who are being groomed by drug dealers and forced into a life of crime.

3) Road safety

You told us that speeding and road safety was one of your key concerns.  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".  We were at the forefront of a community based approach to "Close Pass" offences, and will continue to innovate and come up with new ways to make the roads safer for you.

Your local police station is:

Snig Hill Police Station

Snig Hill, Sheffield
S3 8LY

You can contact us:

The priorities for the Sheffield North West Neighbourhood Policing Team are:

  • Residential burglaries
  • Drug dealing and drug misuse
  • Protecting vulnerable victims and victims of repeat crime

You said...

Drug dealing and Organised Crime is a concern to us.

We did...

We have been relentless in disrupting organised crime groups, seizing well over a million pounds of drugs within 2020.

We have obtained over 10 closure orders, shutting down drugs dens blighting the community.

We continue to work with our CID colleagues to make life difficult for those who choose to carry weapons and exploit others in their pursuit of ill gotten gains.

You said...

Dangerous parking is an issue in our area.

We did...

Over recent months our Deepcar Team have been tackling dangerous parking and driving at beauty spots in the North West of the city, particularly around local reservoirs. This activity was a direct response to comments received by the team via social media and has resulted in a number of fines and warnings being issued.

You said...

You were concerned that Sheffield students were being targeted and assaulted

We did...

Working closely with the University we identified a suspect believed to be responsible for attacking students, and managed to obtain charges and a remand in custody.

We continue to work with the University of Sheffield security team to provide crime prevention advice and protection for students embarking on their academic career in the city.

We regularly hold online Q&As on our social media accounts. Take a look to find out when our next meeting is.

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