Inspector Steven Precious
I am Steve 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 01/08/2014 To 31/08/2014-Boughton
Priority Type: Anti-Social Behaviour
Description: Residents and businesses expressed concerns regarding anti-social behaviour specifically along the canal and the Russell Street area. Several individuals were issued with Section 27 notices to leave the area. Others were referred to the anti-social bhaviour unit and subsequently dealt with.
From 01/04/2014 To 30/04/2014-Brook Street
Priority Type: Traffic Issues
Description: There are a number of concerns of parking on Brook Street, Chester. Many vehicles are causing obstructions and parking on double yellow lines. We are viewing options to work closely with the council to minimise the problem and ensure that businesses and residents are aware of the disruption that this can bring.
From 01/08/2014 To 31/08/2014-Sealand
Priority Type: Greyhound Retail Park
Description: Retail trade has increased due to the good weather and, as such, unwanted visitors are frequenting the area committing shoplifting offences. Officers have liaised with stores to offer a high-visibility police presence in the area, extending into the stores to deter theft and to reassure staff and customers.
From 01/08/2014 To 31/08/2014-Newtown
Priority Type: Anti-social behaviour in the underpass at Hoole way roundabout
Description: High-visibility patrols have been increased in the area. The council has been spoken to regarding ongoing issues. Plans have been agred to have trees cut back and a bin put in.
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