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Street-level crime in Plymouth

Crime for Plymouth

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Street-level crime and anti-social behaviour in from the Home Office.

To protect privacy, crimes are mapped to points on or near the road where they occurred.

Street name Crime type

Police station and neighbourhood policing team

Neighbourhood police station

Plymouth Police enquiry office (Charles Cross)
Plymouth Police enquiry office (Charles Cross)
Devon & Cornwall Police
Charles Cross Police Station
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8HG
PL4 8HG

Closed on Bank holidays.

  • Telephone: 101
  • Email: plymouthcentral@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk

Lipson & Laira neighbourhood policing team

PCSO Avril Money
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Insp Darren Green

I have been a police officer for over 26 years.

I have worked in Plymouth since 2000. I have worked as  Inspector for Central Sector since 2012. It is a very diverse part of the city which brings many policing challenges.

We are committed to working together to keep people safe, reduce crime and bring offenders to justice.

PCSO Katie Fleming

I joined the Police in 2007 as a Police Community Support Officer.  During my time I have covered Devonport, Whitleigh and Plymstock where I have been for almost 8 years.

I have worked within the emergency services since I was 17 where I worked for the Ambulance Service and after almost 8 years applied for the Police. 

I enjoy working within communities and helping the public.  I thoroughly enjoy my role and look forward widening my knowledge and experience in the years to come.

A. Sgt Guy James

Prior to joining Devon and Cornwall Police I was in the British Armed Forces and a Police Officer for the Metropolitan Police Service for 9 years which included working as a Response Officer for 4 years, then moving into the full time Territorial Support Group and, after that, moving into a career in surveillance.

I joined Devon and Cornwall Police in December 2002 and in September 2003 became the Neighbourhood Beat Manager for Plymouth City Centre. I also have other skills as I work as a CBRN officer, Level 2 Public Order Officer, Football Spotter for Plymouth Argyle and a Public Order Tactics Advisor across the country.

I endeavour to make the City Centre a safe place in which people can work, live and socialise.

During my time in the City Centre I have helped instigate Plymouth Against Retail Crime (PARC) and I started the first Police Cadets in Plymouth in 2010.

PCSO Dina Studholme
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PC Wayne Jones

I joined Devon and Cornwall Police in 2004 initially working as a Response Officer from Marlborough Street police Office in Devonport.

From there I moved on to work with several proactive teams in Devonport and in the Plymouth area.

I moved to the Central Local Policing Team in 2014 to cover the Efford area.

I plan to work closely with residents, businesses and partner agencies to reduce crime and the fear of crime n the Efford area. 

Using my prior experience, I want to reduce drugs use and the effects it has in the area.

PCSO Claire Smart

I joined Devon and Cornwall Police in 2007 as a Police Community Support Officer initially covering Lipson and Laira prior to moving to the Mount Gould and St. Jude's are in 2012.

I work closely with local schools and businesses as well Plymouth City Council's Anti Social Behaviour Unit to help reduce issues in the area.

PC Ross Allen

I joined Devon and Cornwall Police in 2009 working initially from Totnes Police Station as a Response Officer.

In 2011 I moved to Charles Cross Police Station as a Response Officer and a year later on to Ivybridge Police Station as the Neighbourhood Beat Manager for Rural North.

During 2013 I moved back to Charles Cross Police Station as a Response Officer before joining the Neighbourhood Policing Team for Mount Gould and St. Jude's in December 2014.

 

PCSO Tracy Cunningham
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PCSO Bob Bayly

I joined Devon and Cornwall Police as one of the first Police Community Support Officers in Plymouth in 2005 where I was stationed at Plymstock Police Station, covering the Elburton and Dunstone area for the past 10 years.

In January 2015 the Plymstock Police Station closed and the team was moved to Charles Cross Police but still covering the same areas.

Please feel free to contact me over any Police issues you have in the Plymstock area.

PC Chris Higham

I joined Devon and Cornwall Police in 2004 having previously served in the Royal Navy.

Since joining the police I have served in the South & Central districts of Plymouth, five years as a response officer followed by a brief time working in a plain clothed role as part of a proactive team before becoming the beat manager for the Hoe in 2010.

In 2013 I took over the role as the beat manager of the Barbican district becoming the beat manager for the Waterfront District covering the Hoe, West Hoe, Barbican & Bretonside.

In 2016 I moved to join the already established East End policing team.

PCSO Connor May

I originally joined the police service in 2011 working as a Special Constable for the Metropolitan Police. In 2013 I moved to Devon and Cornwall Police continuing as a Special Cconstable  working from Plympton Police Station.

In February 2015 I became a Police Community Support Officer for Devon and Cornwall Police based in Charles Cross Police Station covering the Mutley area.

In February 2016 I moved into the Efford area of Plymouth to aid the already established team on this patch.

I am looking forward to my new role working in an area I know well and working with residents, business and visitors to the area to reduce crime and the fear of crime.

PC Mark Williams

I joined Devon and Cornwall Police in 2007 initially as a Police Community Support Officer in Central Plymouth covering Lipson and Laira before my career as a constable. I chose the option of being posted to East Cornwall covering the Saltash, Torpoint and Callington areas as a Patrol officer to explore the challenges of rural policing.

In 2011 I moved to the West Devon area covering the Tavistock and Okehampton areas in a Response/Neighbourhood/Investigation hybrid role before returning to Plymouth in 2014 where I started my current role of Neighbourhood Beat Manager in the Plymouth East End.

In 2015 I also took on the extra responsibility of being the Acting Sergeant for the East End, as well as Plymstock; Goosewell & Staddiscombe; Lipson & Laira; Elburton & Dunstone; Turnchapel, Hooe, Oreston & Mount Batten; Mount Gould; and Efford.

I am committed to using as much time as my role allows to patrol the area engaging with residents, agencies and businesses to help me gain an insight in to what issues are emerging to deal with them as effectively as possible.

If you see me walking in the area I would encourage you to stop and speak to me to voice concerns and observations, pass information or to ask any questions.

PCSO Elaine Wilson

I  joined Devon and Cornwall Police orginally as a Traffic Warden in 1991, working from Charles Cross Police station, covering the city centre.

2000 I then became a station enquiry officer at Ivybridge Station, years later I worked at Liskeard in the same role.

2007 I became a PCSO for Goosewell and Staddiscombe.

In February 2016 I moved to the Lipson and Laira area of Plymouth.

PCSO Tracey Naismith

I joined Devon and Cornwall Police in 2006 initially working within the Lipson and Laira areas.

In 2007 I moved into Mutley and Greenbank.

Since this move I have worked closely with businesses and residents to help reduce crime.

I specifically try and work with older and vulnerable residents to improve quality of life and reduce the fear of crime.

PC Rebecca Springbett

I joined the Devon and Cornwall Police in 1984 when I was posted to Launceston. From 1986 to date I have been stationed in Plymouth. In 2003 I started work as a Neighbourhood Beat Manager, firstly in the areas of Hartley, Compton and Mannamead and for the last 12 months in the areas of Lipson and Laira.

I am particularly interested in youth issues and am fully conversant with the youth justice system.

PCSO Josh Pettet

In July 2014 I joined Devon and Cornwall Police as a Special Constable working from Charles Cross Police Station predominantly with the Response Team.

In February 2015 I became a PCSO for Devon and Cornwall Police working in the East End of the city including Prince Rock, Cattedown and Coxside.

I am looking forward to my new role working in an area I know well and working with residents, business and visitors to the area to reduce crime and the fear of crime.

Please don’t be afraid to stop me whilst I’m out and about and say hello and let me know of any issues you have in the area.

PCSO Charlie Pickles
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About this neighbourhood

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The Lipson and Laira areas of Plymouth consist mainly of urban residential areas including a mix of privately owned, privately rented, council and housing association properties.

The population is diverse consisting of young families, employed couples and retired people. Much of the community activity is centred around Lipson Community College which currently has approximately 1,300 students, many from the local area.

The Local Neighbourhood Policing Team works closely with the students at the college to promote a sense of pride and value in the community.

Lipson and Laira have relatively few crime related problems. Issues highlighted at local Have Your Say Meetings have included low-level antisocial behaviour amongst teenagers and traffic-related issues.

We will continue to work with partner agencies and develop strategies to improve the quality of life for all residents in the Lipson and Laira neighbourhood.

The force responsible for policing and crime prevention in this area is Devon & Cornwall Police.

Messages and events

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Upcoming events

  • Self Defence and Martial Arts Training

    When: 31st August 2016, 4.00pm

    Where:

    This class is FREE and runs every week during term time. Attendees will learn a range of martial arts and self defence techniques, great for building confidence and have fun keeping fit.

    The Instructor is PC Al Roberts

    Attendees should be 11 - 17 years old.  Class is 1600-1730hrs

  • Foxfield Outreach Team for 11 - 19 year olds.

    When: 31st August 2016, 6.30pm

    Where: Fox Field Ballpark Fox Field Close Plymouth Devon PL3 6DF

    Every Wednesday. Held at the Ball park in the Fox Field Estate

  • Elder Tree Project - Active Steps

    When: 2nd September 2016, 2.15pm

    Where: Lipson Community College - The Hairversity Building Bernice Terrace Plymouth Devon PL4 7PG

    The Plymouth Over 50’s Befriending Service is holding a 2 hour drop in service providing Tea and Coffee with a Tai Chi exercise class low level gentle exercise movements aimed at all levels of ability.

  • Self Defence and Martial Arts Training

    When: 7th September 2016, 4.00pm

    Where:

    This class is FREE and runs every week during term time. Attendees will learn a range of martial arts and self defence techniques, great for building confidence and have fun keeping fit.

    The Instructor is PC Al Roberts

    Attendees should be 11 - 17 years old.  Class is 1600-1730hrs

  • Foxfield Outreach Team for 11 - 19 year olds.

    When: 7th September 2016, 6.30pm

    Where: Fox Field Ballpark Fox Field Close Plymouth Devon PL3 6DF

    Every Wednesday. Held at the Ball park in the Fox Field Estate

  • Elder Tree Project - Active Steps

    When: 9th September 2016, 2.15pm

    Where: Lipson Community College - The Hairversity Building Bernice Terrace Plymouth Devon PL4 7PG

    The Plymouth Over 50’s Befriending Service is holding a 2 hour drop in service providing Tea and Coffee with a Tai Chi exercise class low level gentle exercise movements aimed at all levels of ability.

  • Self Defence and Martial Arts Training

    When: 14th September 2016, 4.00pm

    Where:

    This class is FREE and runs every week during term time. Attendees will learn a range of martial arts and self defence techniques, great for building confidence and have fun keeping fit.

    The Instructor is PC Al Roberts

    Attendees should be 11 - 17 years old.  Class is 1600-1730hrs

  • Foxfield Outreach Team for 11 - 19 year olds.

    When: 14th September 2016, 6.30pm

    Where: Fox Field Ballpark Fox Field Close Plymouth Devon PL3 6DF

    Every Wednesday. Held at the Ball park in the Fox Field Estate

  • Elder Tree Project - Active Steps

    When: 16th September 2016, 2.15pm

    Where: Lipson Community College - The Hairversity Building Bernice Terrace Plymouth Devon PL4 7PG

    The Plymouth Over 50’s Befriending Service is holding a 2 hour drop in service providing Tea and Coffee with a Tai Chi exercise class low level gentle exercise movements aimed at all levels of ability.

  • Self Defence and Martial Arts Training

    When: 21st September 2016, 4.00pm

    Where:

    This class is FREE and runs every week during term time. Attendees will learn a range of martial arts and self defence techniques, great for building confidence and have fun keeping fit.

    The Instructor is PC Al Roberts

    Attendees should be 11 - 17 years old.  Class is 1600-1730hrs

  • Foxfield Outreach Team for 11 - 19 year olds.

    When: 21st September 2016, 6.30pm

    Where: Fox Field Ballpark Fox Field Close Plymouth Devon PL3 6DF

    Every Wednesday. Held at the Ball park in the Fox Field Estate

  • Elder Tree Project - Active Steps

    When: 23rd September 2016, 2.15pm

    Where: Lipson Community College - The Hairversity Building Bernice Terrace Plymouth Devon PL4 7PG

    The Plymouth Over 50’s Befriending Service is holding a 2 hour drop in service providing Tea and Coffee with a Tai Chi exercise class low level gentle exercise movements aimed at all levels of ability.

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