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Drugs in our city: a local update

Alert message sent 14/10/2019 12:00:00

Information sent on behalf of Devon and Cornwall Police


The Exeter Neighbourhood Police Team has been working hard to increase our visibility in drug hot spots across the city. We understand that many residents have demanded this to reassure communities.

Although drug disruption often involves plain clothed officers, tracking down suspect vehicles and work on county lines. When we have the available resources, we will always try to conduct these high-visibility foot patrols.

This morning we have worked to have a simultaneous presence in most of the city’s parks, to avoid simply moving the issue to another area.

As part of our longer term strategy, we conducted these patrols alongside some of our partners. Exeter City Council’s environmental health officers and Julian House’s outreach team.

It was incredibly distressing to find many needles in some of our city’s best spots and we ensured these were properly disposed of.

This is an issue affecting every area and it is not going to be easy to solve. However, we will continue to persist.
One promising development is the gradual roll out of safer, single use injection needles as shown below.

Please, if you are faced with drug dealing and use, then please do keep reporting it using the services below:

Exeter City Council (reporting discarded syringes): https://exeter.gov.uk/clean-safe-city/litter-rubbish/report-discarded-syringes/ - cleansing@exeter.gov.uk - 01392 265010  

Exeter Neighbourhood Policing Team (to contact us directly): exetercentral@dc.police.uk

Devon and Cornwall Police (for most other reporting): 101@dc.police.uk – webchat services – call 101

We might not be able to resource your report immediately, but your information allows us to pinpoint issues and build a evidence base. If anyone is ever feeling threatened or in danger, then please call 999!

Thank you on behalf of everyone on the team.  
PCSO Turner
 
 
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Ben Turner (Police, PCSO, Exeter)
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