Welcome message from the Neighbourhood Inspector Peter Spratt
Hi, I am Inspector Peter Spratt. I cover the Central, North and North East Wards. There are three neighbourhood teams that cover each of these ward areas, working from three different police stations.
I have over 14 years’ experience as a police officer and have previously spent a significant part of my career within neighbourhood policing in Sheffield. I am delighted to have been posted to Barnsley since May 2021; it is evident that our officers are driven by a desire to make a real difference in the communities they serve, creating a safer and more enjoyable environment for those who live and work here. It is also exciting to see the level of investment in Barnsley, particularly in the regeneration of the town centre.
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.
The priorities for the Barnsley North East Neighbourhood Policing Team are:
Grimethorpe : Tackling youth ASB and damage with a focus on High St
Royston Park: ASB / Drug use
Lundwood and Cudworth: Tackling youth ASB / damage
Youths are behaving in an Anti-social manner around the Asda at Grimethorpe damaging commercial premises and buses disrupts the service.
Our neighbourhood officers stepped up joint patrols with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council wardens and special constables including running a 'Trojan bus' operation with officers and BMBC staff placed on the bus to detain anyone involved. There are now a total of 10 young people referred through to the Youth Offending Team for the part they played in such behaviour.
We regularly hold online Q&A's on our social media accounts (Facebook / Twitter). Take a look at them for our next meeting:-
The next online Q&A session will take place TBC on Facebook.
Arrangements are now underway to re-commence the Partners and communities together meetings given the lifting of COVID restrictions - watch this space for a date.
Keep an eye on the NPT's Facebook account for more details and updates of our daily activities.