Inspector Jim Neesam

Your latest Blog from your local Inspector, Jim Neesam, who covers the Bargoed, Rhymney and Ystrad Mynach

I have been grateful for the warm welcome I have received from colleagues, partners and members of the public since arriving on 3rd April as the new Caerphilly North Neighbourhood Policing Team Inspector .
Also joining me is PS Carl Morgan who is the new Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant and PC Andy Davies, the new Bargoed ward manager . Between us we have over 40 years policing experience that we will put to good use endeavouring to resolve the many challenging issues that policing presents.

The teams have amongst their regular commitments been busy completing ‘Your Voice ‘ surveys, which are a really useful and important mechanism for members of the local community to tell us what your local policing priorities should be for the forthcoming six months. Several hundred have already been completed across Caerphilly North by officers talking to members of the public whilst on patrol and at policing surgeries. 

The Neighbourhood Team in Bargoed have been working hard to address anti-social behaviour with a dispersal notice being in place over four successive weekends. A number of individuals have been identified and are now being progressed through anti-social behaviour processes. This is a continuing and challenging piece of work and I would please urge parents to support us by being aware of where your children are, who they are associating with and what they are doing, particularly during the evening.

We have recently experienced a small ‘spike’ in vehicle crime in the Ystrad  Mynach area where several vehicles  have been entered and property taken .Unfortunately a significant number of the vehicles  had been left insecure by their owners. Please can I ask that you secure your vehicles and reduce the likelihood of being a victim of crime by removing valuables from your vehicle or keeping them securely out of view. We have been patrolling the area and working on information supplied to us and this has resulted in a sharp decline in these offences.

Sometimes when we receive information from you or intelligence, for example when you tell us someone is drug dealing; you may not always feel we act as quickly as you would like us to. We record every piece of information and take al reports very seriously. We do however need to build a picture and research these reports in order to determine when and how to act to achieve the best results.

As a result of the vital information you, the community, provided to us we were able to take positive action by carrying out a drugs warrant on 13thApril 2017 at an address in Cefn Hengoed. A large quantity of cash and drugs were seized from the address and the three occupants were arrested. The warrant was carried out by your Neighbourhood Policing Team in conjunction with the Joint Firearms Unit, Gwent Police Dog Section and Caerphilly County Borough Council. The local ward manager PC Kimberley Broad would like to thank members of the local community for coming forward and providing the information.

Thank you for taking the time to read this month’s blog. I look forward to keeping you updated about the good work that your local officers are doing.