Policing

South of Butser Safer Neighbourhood Team

The South of Butser Safer Neighbourhood Team was created in April 2008 and replaces the old style Police Beat officers.  The team covers the large area of Horndean, Clanfield and Rowlands Castle as well as the large expanses of rural land to the south of Butser hill including the smaller villages of Finchdean and Charlton.  The area is completely contained within East Hants District Council, our partners in tackling crime and anti-social behaviour.
The team is led by Sergeant Mike Haines 1476 and consists of 3 PCs and 3 PCSO'.  PCs are Karen Wenzel 502, Stuart "Jeff" Hurst 21892 and Iain Clancy 24099.  The 3 PCSO's are Sally Beard 13144, Debbie Neesham 13377 and Becky Veal 13627.  The team members are committed to providing the best possible service to all of the communities that we serve to keep them a safe place to live, work and bring up families.
 The area of the South of Butser does enjoy relatively low crime rates making it a very safe place to live.  However, this does not make us complacent and we are keen to tackle the issues that the community identify to us as causing concern.  We have 3 main priorities at the moment: 
     To reduce anti-social behaviour.The team is working to reduce anti-social behaviour across the beat.However, they will be paying                    particular attention to the First Avenue area of Clanfield, where the problem is more prevalent.
     To reduce anti-social driving. The team is working on increasing road safety and reducing anti-social driving particularly the use of                mini-motos and other motor cycles that are being used to the annoyance of residents across the South of Butser area.
     To reduce alcohol related criminal damage. The team is committed to tackling the problem of low level criminal damage being caused by         alcohol fuelled persons during the late evenings.
Hopefully you will see the officers on the team out and about in the community.  We have a focus on providing a visible service either on foot patrol or on bicycles, but because of the large area that we police you will at times see us in cars as well. 
Always feel free to stop and chat and if you need to get hold of us then there are a number of ways to do so.  In an emergency please phone 999.  For all other matters please phone or email us

Vehicle Crime

I am one of the PCSO's on the local safer neighbourhood team, and I am writing to introduce myself and also to make you aware of a project I am undertaking following a spate of reported thefts from motor vehicles.
Please could you help me to publish crime prevention advice regarding it. There is also a leaflet.
South of Butser neighbourhood team would like to make residents aware of our most recent crime trend.There has been a spate of thefts from rural car parks and lay-bys,increasing as the weather has improved and more of us are choosing to visit the countryside.  The thefts tend to happen at car parks which are located at parks and beauty spots;Finchdean, Butser Hill, Peel Park and Havant Thicket would be examples of this. Owners are away from vehicles, typically walking a dog, with their valuables often left in the vehicle,  thieves then target these belongings.

Please adhere to the following advice;
     Look for public car parks approved by the Park Mark scheme.
     Take all your personal possessions with you.
     Remove sat nav holders and visible sat nav ring marks from windscreens.
     Leave the glove box open to show there's nothing inside.
     Fit an alarm or immobiliser to your car.
     Record the details of your property on the Immobilise website.
     Secure your wheels using locking wheel nuts.
     More information about alarms can be found on the Thatcham and Sold Secure websites.
     Try to park in sign-posted parking areas.
     Be cautious about parking your car in isolation. Thieves can be put off when other people are around.
     Do not leave anything in your vehicle. A jacket or coat left behind may be of very little value to you, but a thief may think it has been                used to hide a laptop or handbag and will break into your vehicle to find out.
     Take items with you rather than locking them in the boot, you can not be sure who has seen you.
     Before you leave home, think about what you need and leave any unnecessary items of value at home.
     Make sure you do not leave documents which have your personal details on in your vehicle.
     Remember to shut all windows and sunroofs and lock all doors. Activate the alarm and immobiliser. Make use of any security products            you might have such as steering locks.
     Whilst enjoying the sights make sure you keep your bag and possessions with you.

Also if you are at a park or beauty spot and you see something suspicious please phone 101 or if you witness a crime being committed 999. One recent report at Staunton Country Park described two males on push bikes who were seen to smash a vehicle window.
Suspicious activity could include looking into vehicles, trying door handles, looking under vehicles (this could be preparation for stealing catalytic converters), or distractions such as people asking for directions.
We are looking with the support of partner agencies to tackle specific car parks in the area with posters, leaflets and police patrols.
 
Regards,
Stuart
PCSO 15650 Stuart BLAND
Hampshire Constabulary, Waterlooville Police Station
Swiss Road, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 7FX
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