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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.

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 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 01/03/2015 To 01/03/2015-Boughton Shed Breaks

    Priority Type: Shed Breaks - Further to our leaflet drop in late February, we woiuld like to advise you regarding shed breaks and importance of security. Please report anything suspicious and ensure you follow these simple steps: Lock all doors and windows Ensure nothing of value is on display Consider Bike and property Markiing

    Description: Bike Marking Event coming soon. Patrols in area hightened.

  • From 05/03/2015 To 10/04/2015-Garden Quarter

    Priority Type: Parking complaints in the area of Cambrian View and Gladstone Avenue

    Description: There will be increased patrols within the area and driver education regarding obstructive parking

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