Monmouthshire cops target anti-social behaviour

South Wales Argus: POLICING: Inspector Roland Giles of Monmouthshire South and Inspector Sarah Taylor of Monmouthshire North POLICING: Inspector Roland Giles of Monmouthshire South and Inspector Sarah Taylor of Monmouthshire North

NEW inspectors in Monmouthshire are set to tackle the rise in anti-social behaviour over the summer months.

Monmouthshire policing team have gained three new inspectors, Inspector Sarah Taylor for Monmouthshire North (Abergavenny, Usk and Monmouth), Inspector Roland Giles for Monmouthshire South (Chepstow and Caldicot) and Detective Inspector Andrew Tuck for Monmouthshire wide.

Both Inspector Taylor and Giles predict a rise in anti-social behaviour with the extra light in summer and a host of events taking place in the county.

Inspector Taylor said: "Looking at patterns of previous years it looks like anti-social behaviour will be one of the main issues in this area. It's hard to say what exactly as it involves a host of things from dog mess to dogs barking and youth in the streets.

"I've never had a summer in Monmouthshire, I have previously spent it in Torfaen which is a different animal all together, we will see how it plays out."

Inspector Giles, 37, new inspector for Chepstow and Caldicot, said: "Over the summer anti-social behaviour tends to rise in the area with minor crimes especially with the World Cup this summer and with longer licensing for pubs and dealing with nightlife issues. More officers will be out and about on foot around the town which is what people want to see.

"We have street pastors who help out in Chepstow, it's all about building links with the community, councillors and residents."

Mr Giles was a PC in Chepstow in 2010, a sergeant in Caldicot for three and a half years and an Inspector in Abergavenny from September to May.

He said: "I'm really pleased to be back in Chepstow, I know the area and the officers well. One of the things we are aiming to do is to combat shoplifting in the town.

"About five or six shops in Chepstow have set up a network to connect to our radios. This is a real benefit to combat shoplifters and something we hope to re-energise and get more shops involved in."

Inspector Taylor has been in the police force for the last 21 years starting out in Newport in Pill and Duffryn before becoming a sergeant in Pontypool. She will split her time between Abergavenny, Usk and Monmouth.

She said: "We want to get a few initiatives going, at local schools they have started creating posters to keep their villages safe, promote safeness about speeding and parking. A pilot scheme in Abergavenny is being set up for a speed watch initiative with volunteers learning how to use speed cameras and how to tackle this issue of speeding on country roads.

"It' all about community engagement and working together; residents want to see positive results and achievements. The aim is to ensure we give the community what they want which is officers available."

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9:27pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Thor at the door says...

Pathetic!! The yob culture grows as there is no real deterrent to stop them. All the police do is move them on! Why don't they whack them with a batton then arrest them?

Lesson learned then I say! Rather than being nice to them and talking to them like they are best mates! Soft policing and soft parenting are the cause of all this disgusting behaviour!

Or let the public deal with them?
Pathetic!! The yob culture grows as there is no real deterrent to stop them. All the police do is move them on! Why don't they whack them with a batton then arrest them? Lesson learned then I say! Rather than being nice to them and talking to them like they are best mates! Soft policing and soft parenting are the cause of all this disgusting behaviour! Or let the public deal with them? Thor at the door
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9:23am Fri 20 Jun 14

jimmysmith says...

the only policing in abergavenny is against people parking outside tescos and by the main post office .drunks begging on the pavements are ignored .steroid fuelled yobs walking around drunk with packs of lager shouting and swearing are ignored .the police in abergavenny are just glorified traffic wardens criminalising the motorist
the only policing in abergavenny is against people parking outside tescos and by the main post office .drunks begging on the pavements are ignored .steroid fuelled yobs walking around drunk with packs of lager shouting and swearing are ignored .the police in abergavenny are just glorified traffic wardens criminalising the motorist jimmysmith
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2:51pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Limestonecowboy says...

Thor at the door wrote:
Pathetic!! The yob culture grows as there is no real deterrent to stop them. All the police do is move them on! Why don't they whack them with a batton then arrest them? Lesson learned then I say! Rather than being nice to them and talking to them like they are best mates! Soft policing and soft parenting are the cause of all this disgusting behaviour! Or let the public deal with them?
Whack them with a bread roll very effective.
[quote][p][bold]Thor at the door[/bold] wrote: Pathetic!! The yob culture grows as there is no real deterrent to stop them. All the police do is move them on! Why don't they whack them with a batton then arrest them? Lesson learned then I say! Rather than being nice to them and talking to them like they are best mates! Soft policing and soft parenting are the cause of all this disgusting behaviour! Or let the public deal with them?[/p][/quote]Whack them with a bread roll very effective. Limestonecowboy
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