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Police chief outlines priorities

Monday April 10 2017

Chief Superintendent Scott Green Chief Superintendent Scott Green

BARNSLEY'S new police chief says tackling anti-social behaviour is one of his key priorities - and he'll help tackle it by increasing the police presence in the town centre.

Chief Superintendent Scott Green was appointed as Barnsley's District Commander 12 weeks ago, and he's already pinpointed areas officers need to focus on, including tackling anti-social behaviour and protecting vulnerable people. 

He said: “My priorities are to reduce anti-social behaviour and to ensure that there is a reduction in crimes that impact on people’s lives and on the quality of their lives.  

“We will also of course be focusing on tackling domestic abuse and protecting the most vulnerable people in Barnsley, working alongside partners to provide them with the help and support they need.

“However through collaborating and building on resources with our partner agencies, our vision is to have a more visible presence across Barnsley so that we can better engage and listen to what people living in Barnsley want us to see and act on.

 “We accept that over the last few years there has been a decrease in our visible presence in the town centre and around the interchange, but in partnership with the council we have already re-established a uniformed police team made up of one sergeant and four PCs who support the existing PCSOs and Barnsley Council staff."

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Reply Posted by Sarah on Monday April 10 2017 at 17:00
This is all well and good but what about villages in the surrounding areas. We have things pinched 3 times in less than 6 months and nothing been done about it since the police station at Penistone was shut there have been more and more things being nicked from round us. Our neighbours 4 times and others at least twice. We are now having to pay for high tech security systems to try and catch these people as the police choose to do nothing!

Reply Posted by N on Monday April 10 2017 at 17:46
I'd like to see them start round the town centre, not just in it. There has been numerous problems around the top of Pitt St/St George's Rd/Clarendon St with idiots damaging cars and generally causing trouble. These have been reported however it takes 6 weeks to even get a call back and nothing has been done. They just believe giving you a crime number is satisfactory.

Reply Posted by Lola on Monday April 10 2017 at 18:33
Seems like there is lots of people doing what they want, but alas, it is not only Barnsley in the frame. It is the whole of the country, it is out of hand, so good luck.

Reply Posted by Ray Davis on Saturday April 15 2017 at 18:16
Hear hear Lola we can't have people "doing what they want",where will it all end.

Reply Posted by Gail lawrence on Monday April 10 2017 at 19:25
That's fine for town center but i live in wombwell and we have collected a list of vehicle reg nos of people openly dealing drugs to school children and still no one will help its appalling policing here what do we have to do to get someone to listen to us ?

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