Neath Inspired Anti-social Behaviour Project


Anti-Social Behaviour August 2018

  • Inspector Roy Portlock and Sergeant John McCumsky are leading on initiatives to reduce anti-social behaviour in Neath Town Centre.
  • Operation Tesla still ongoing – daily all town patrols with extra Police [now 2 teams x 2] and PCSO’s [now 2 teams x 2] including schools’ officers, operating in a reduced area, comprising Neath Town Centre and the Melin.
  • Section 35 Notices are being used to disperse ASB also recently ASBO’s against criminal behaviour.
  • Rhys Thomas is a new and proactive PCSO.
  • Some targeted ASB actions are being taken against prolific individuals.
  • Targeted areas for increased patrols: Train Station [with BTP], Victoria Gardens, Blue Bridge over railway.
  • County Links Drugs operation on-going.
  • New links have been forged with British Transport Police, who have started to “buy in” to reducing ASB in the Train Station area.
  • Sergeant McCumsky has initiated an “Enforcement Day” each month where a sniffer dog and “Auto Facial Recognition” van/camera are used [6 people arrested so far].
  • Mounted Police also deployed.
  • Initiative with Wilko to discourage shoplifting now finished. Boots & M&S to take part next.