We are using ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) equipped vehicles, which can instantly identify whether a vehicle is suspicious, such as being involved in a crime, has been stolen, or has no tax or insurance in order to catch criminals for a whole range of different offences.
Our three policing priorities were set with the locality panel:
High visibility patrols will be conducted in Stanstead Abbotts on Friday and Saturday nights by officers to tackle anti-social behaviour in the village, particularly in the areas of the car park and the play area. There have been no reported incidents in this area in the past three months. We have received some reports about youths riding on mopeds in the village in an anti-social manner. If you see any acting in this way please contact us and if possible take the registration number on the moped so that we can make further enquiries with the rider.
Speed gun enforcement is being used in order to try and tackle speeding along Cappell Lane, Stanstead Abbotts. This is also being conducted along the London Road, Hertford Heath, High Cross and Colliers End. In the first few weeks of the new year 2013 many warnings have been given along with over twenty Traffic related tickets issued to offending motorist.
We are working with the local railway company to try and solve the parking issues near to Bayford Railway station. Checks at this location are being carried out by the neighbourhood constable on a weekly basis. We are liasing with the Highways department in order to put a long term solution into place.
13 tickets have been issued relating to parking issues at this location.
We continue to out a series of controls in Stanstead Abbotts to try and combat motorists using their mobile phones whilst driving in the village. This was a concern raised by parish councillors and local residents.
There have been a number of thefts recently from vehicles in East Herts which have been left unlocked. Officers would like to remind residents to always leave your vehicle secure and remove all valuables. For further crime prevention advice, please click here
When you next have your vehicle serviced please ask for your postcode and index plate number to be marked on to the catalytic converter.