Welcome to the August edition of the stakeholder bulletin, providing you with an update on the work of Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer and Cheshire Constabulary in helping to keep Cheshire residents safe.
John Dwyer Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire has successfully been awarded £538,100 from the Government's Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Fund to help provide services in the county which will provide interventions for those who commit domestic abuse.
Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Cheshire John Dwyer, has added his voice to that of his fellow PCCs calling for the Government to give all police officers a pay rise.
More than 280 people were seriously injured on Cheshire's roads in 2020 – that's more than five people per week and sadly 29 people lost their lives.
A new campaign has been launched to raise awareness that all road users have the right to use the roads safely, regardless of how they choose to travel on it, and inconsiderate actions can have serious life-changing consequences for innocent road users.
Officers took part in a series of activities to mark the first ever Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Awareness Week.
The week of action saw officers work together with local partners to tackle ASB and help make communities safer. Patrols across all areas were stepped up, resident surveys conducted and officers worked to educate young people on ASB by visiting schools and hosting engagement events such as football tournaments.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire John Dwyer has successfully secured £30,000 from the Ministry of Justice's Critical Support fund, with the aim of providing services to help children and young people who have suffered or witnessed domestic abuse.
The funding will see the Healing Together Facilitator Programme delivered by Innovating Minds, provide training and support which can enable facilitators to help and support more children impacted by domestic abuse at an early stage.
Cheshire Constabulary's Rural Crime Team joined forces to target criminals in a day-long operation.
The team was joined by the specialist Regional Commercial Vehicle Unit, the Motorcycle Unit, Special Constabulary, the DVSA, Environment Agency and HMRC to tackle waste crime and caravan thefts. The operation was in response to a rise in fly tipping and caravan thefts in and around the county.
Members of an organised crime group who flooded the Chester area with heroin and crack cocaine have been jailed for a total of 43-and-a-half years.
They were sentenced following a six-month investigation into the large scale supply of class A drugs from Merseyside, which revealed that a county lines drug dealing gang, who called themselves The Johnno Team, were using pay-as-you-go mobile phones to send flare text messages to known drug users in the Chester area.