Summertime Policing Plan launched across the east coast
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Today we are launching our summertime policing plan, with proactive patrols, engagement and targeted operations to ensure the coast remains a safe place to live and work for residents and visitors.
Drug itemiser testing with a focus on Violence Against Women and targeting anti-social behaviour are some of our force focuses to ensure the coast remains a safe place to live and work for residents and visitors.
Other areas we will look at includes school engagement, street drinking, caravan watch, drink spiking, Sandi Starfish to assist with missing children, stop checks on vehicles and carrying out more patrols of Skegness and surrounding coastal areas. See a breakdown of all our key priorities for the coast in our Summertime Policing Plan 2023.
The priorities form a part of Summertime Policing Plan 2023 which has just launched across the coast.
East coast Chief Inspector Lee St Quinton said:
“Our key aim is to ensure we have sufficient resources to meet the coastal summer demand. We welcome all visitors to the coast, and we want them to have an amazing experience. “During the busy season we will be utilising our specialist operations unit with officers from the Roads Policing Team to target criminals on the roads, as well as looking at night-time economy with a focus on Violence Against Women And Girls.
We will work together in partnership with other agencies such as East Lindsey District Council and the RNLI to ensure the Lincolnshire coast is the safest place to live work and visit.
“This year we will also run our Sandi Starfish scheme which, this year, is a part of Operation Atlantis. This will see dedicated staffing in place in a two phased operation to firstly engage with the public, and to assist with missing people on the beaches. “We will actively seek to enforce dispersal orders to assist with any anti-social behaviour should this become an issue. “As a force we deploy officers based on demand and will deploy more to the east coast as required.”
Further details on these operations can be found in the uploaded booklet.
We will be publishing more details on our key areas when days of action take place.
Anyone with any issues or to report a non-urgent crime can call us on 101, or to report an emergency call 101.