Officers and PCSOs from the Sheffield South East Neighbourhood Policing Team have been carrying out high-visibility patrols across the Manor area, as part of a community day of action.
Responding to concerns raised by local people, officers were joined today by partner agencies and colleagues across the force to carry out proactive operations.
Sergeant Tom Hollands, leading the operation, said: “Today is intended to build on the work my officers carry out on a daily basis, responding to and tackling issues raised by the community.
“In the Manor area, we know that there are some concerns around drug supply, anti-social behaviour and speeding, so they’re the things we’ve focused on.”
Officers carrying out a warrant in the Scotia Drive area resulted in the arrest of a 34-year-old man, on suspicion of a range of drug-related offences, a substantial amount of Class B drugs and cash were also seized. He has since been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.
Three further people were arrested for a range of offences including possession of a bladed article, shoplifting and immigration offences.
Sgt Hollands continued: “Today has also been about engagement, with PCSOs manning pop-in police stations at various locations and discussing concerns about anti-social behaviour in the Duke Street area. We know that residents want to see us more, so days like this are important for building relationships and letting people know we are here for them.
“I’m grateful to our Roads Policing Group for supporting us; they’ve been carrying out traffic patrols throughout the estate and stopped over 40 vehicles on Donnington Road and Harborough Avenue; four vehicles were seized for having no insurance.”
Throughout the day, Sheffield City Council’s Parking Services staff also joined officers to patrol key routes and the Off Road Bike Team had a successful day, recovering a stolen motorbike on Vulcan Fields.
“It’s been a really positive day for us; we’ve spoken to lots of people and had some great conversations about further work that we need to look at.
“I’m keen to build on the improvements we’re seeing in this area and I know a lot of that is down to us, my team, listening to you. If there’s something you’re worried about, we’re here and we’re ready to listen…and act. We want to ensure the Manor is a safe place to live.”