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Town Hall, <br /> Northgate Street, <br /> Chester, <br /> CH1 2HJ <br /> <br /> <a href="">Opening times</a>

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Inspector Stephen PreciousInspector Stephen Precious

I am Stephen Precious and at the beginning of March, I took over the Chester Inner Neighbourhood Policing Unit from Inspector Darren Griffiths.

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.

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 behaviour.

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.

Local Priorities

  • From 01/05/2015 To 31/05/2015-Garden Quarter

    Priority Type: Challenging inconsiderate drivers who ignore speed limits and contravene parking regulations

    Description: We aim to visible in our area, challenging those individuals who choose to ignore the Road Traffic Act and parking regulations, educatiion, fines and parking tickets will be issued

  • From 30/04/2015 To 28/05/2015-Boughton

    Priority Type: Anti Social Behaviour in the Boughton area

    Description: Following reports of Anti Social Behaviour from several businesses in the area recently your Beat Managers and other officers from the Inner Neighbourhood policing Team will provide high visibility patrols and reassurance in specific areas.

  • From 01/05/2015 To 01/05/2015-Chester Anti Social Behaviour

    Priority Type: Ongoing concerns for Anti Social Behaviour within the City. Specific concerns have been raised around drug use in public toilets and general antisocial behaviour in public areas.

    Description: As we approach the summer months, Anti Social Behaviour often increases in public areas where others enjoy the sunshine. With partner agencies, Police will continue to provide high visibility, targeting reported areas of ASB. A daytime Economy patrol plan is in place to direct patrols to areas where recurring issues are recorded. In the short term 'Dispersals notices' are used to target those actiing in a manner which causes alarm and distress to others and can be used to dispurse persons for up to 48 hours. Persistent offenders are highlighted and a joint agency approach is in place to address their offending behaviour. The main focus of intervention is to highlight the ‘rout cause’ of their antisocial behaviour and provide support or enforcement as appropriate to address this.

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