Report of the Commissioner.
Members received a report of the Commissioner regarding the quarterly community engagement update.
In future the report will go to SPPC then flow up to the Board.
There was discussion on anti-social behaviour (ASB), specifically skateboarding and cycling. Enforcement in this area was difficult but confiscations of scooters had increased. Officers would issue a first warning, which would escalate to confiscation in cases where the individuals concerned were being stopped for a second time. Lease hire vehicles were registered and had identifying numbers, but those users were not the problem. The most effective way of tackling ASB was to be present when it was occurring. COLP often have to risk assess the pursuit of any persons that did not stop when directed. It was felt that a small impact had been made as people were abandoning scooters on sight of officers.
There was a question raised about what qualified as ‘inconsiderate behaviour’. Due to the classifications provided in the CAD crime and reporting system, a more detailed breakdown would require much more resource and as this is a Home Office recording classification the Force was tied by this.
Thanks were issued to the IASG, particularly the Chair, for their commitment and engagement as a critical friend on the Covid Gold Group.
Following a question about the spiking of people via injections, officers confirmed they were aware of the media reports but had not yet seen any of this behaviour reported in the City.
RESOLVED, that the report be noted.