Inspector Stephen Precious
I am Stephen Precious and at the beginning of March, I took over
the Chester Inner Neighbourhood Policing Unit from Inspector Darren
I have spent most of the past 27 years in policing with Cheshire
Constabulary, working in a variety of mainly uniform roles, in the
eastern, northern and western areas of Cheshire.
Prior to joining the Chester Inner team in March, I was seconded
to the College of Policing, formerly the National Policing
Improvement Agency, supporting police forces at a national level
with improving services to the public whilst reducing costs.
The police service, like any other public service, is faced with
meeting public expectations, with an ever decreasing budget and
whilst this is challenging, I am a firm believer that reducing our
costs does not necessarily equate to reducing services.
The Cheshire Constabulary logo includes the statement “BE SAFE,
FEEL SAFE” and my vision for the NPU is simply that the people, who
live, work and study in, and visit the City of Chester, feel safer
as a result of the services that the police deliver from the Town
Hall Police Station.
So how do we, as the police, achieve this?
- We need to be as effective as we can in engaging with the
public to better understand the causes of community problems;
- We need to continue to develop our links with the public,
private and voluntary sectors - community problems are often
complex and a sustainable solution invariably lies in a collective
problem solving approach.
- We need to continually improve to better understand what works
so that we continue to deliver an effective community service that
is valued by the public, reducing crime and anti-social
My role is to support my team at the Town Hall in making Chester
City centre a safer place for you.
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Chester Inner Neighbourhood Policing Team provides local
policing services for the historic Roman City of Chester. The city
area is sub-divided into the five geographic areas of Chester city
centre, Boughton, College Ward, Newtown and the Greyhound
Industrial Parks. It is an extremely diverse area that includes the
prestigious world heritage status city centre, along with three
very separate and differing residential areas, and an ever-
increasing spread of industrial and retail premises on the out of
town retail parks.
From 31/08/2014 To 30/09/2014-Boughton
Priority Type: Anti-Social Behaviour
Description: A focused approach to the Canal corridor targetting named individuals, ensuring the issue of S27 notices and working closely with the ASB unit to achieve these aims.
From 10/11/2014 To 10/11/2014-City centre
Priority Type: Begging in the city centre
Description: Hi-visibility patrols to target those areas at the reported times to disrupt such behaviour.
From 01/12/2014 To 01/12/2014-Garden Quarter
Priority Type: Cycle thefts in Saddley Way and Sedgefield Road
Description: To increase patrols both uniformed and plain clothes to these two areas.
From 10/11/2014 To 10/11/2014-Newtown
Priority Type: Bicycle thefts
Description: Bikes are becoming an easy taregt for thieves again. Local PCSOs continue to mark bikes and plain clothes officers will operate in the area. Contact us at the Town Hall Police station if you would like your bike marked for free.
From 01/12/2014 To 01/12/2014-BOUGHTON PRIORITIES
Priority Type: Festive Crime prevention
Description: As we enter the festive season it is our priority to ensure that you are all aware of how to avoid becoming a victim of crime. Can we advise that you keep any gifts out of sight if you are leaving them in a parked vehicle; that you keep your purse/wallet safe when out shopping and that you ensure that the doors and windows to your homes are secure.
From 01/12/2014 To 01/12/2014-CITY
Priority Type: City Centre Beggars
Description: Street Drinkers and Beggars within the city. There is a campaign being run by the council which starts on the 1st December asking members of the public to donate to a charity instead of giving cash to beggars on the street.
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