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Staffordshire Police: South Staffs

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Crime falls at V Festival Weston Park 

18 Aug 14

The organisers of V Festival, Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Fire Services and West Midlands Ambulance Service are delighted to confirm that the festival at Weston Park, headlined by Justin Timberlake and The Killers this weekend, has…

Officers, Staff and members of the public honoured 

14 Aug 14

Officers and staff from the Southern Local Policing team, and members of the public will be honoured for meritorious response and professionalism, and public spirited actions.

Respect: It’s a two way street – Considerate and tolerant neighbours 

11 Aug 14

As part of the force’s summer campaign Respect: It’s a two way street, police are appealing for people to be considerate and tolerant to their neighbours.

Respect: It’s a two way street 

28 Jul 14

A force-wide summer anti-social behaviour campaign is underway in Staffordshire promoting the importance of all generations showing consideration and tolerance to each other.

Protecting victims of domestic abuse 

18 Jul 14

Staffordshire Police has applied for eight Domestic Violence Protection Orders since they were introduced to protect victims of domestic abuse at the end of June.

Code sets out National Standards for policing 

15 Jul 14

Today sees the national launch of the police’s Code of Ethics, which sets out standards of behaviour that the public can expect from officers and staff at every role and at every level.

They did it!!! Cycling Yoxall to Barmouth and back in one day 

7 Jul 14

Sgt Nigel Roberts (based at East Staffordshire Local Policing Team) and PC Dave Rowley (based at police headquarters) carried out their challenge to raise funds for three charities.

Keeping Young People safe 

23 Jun 14

An initiative to make parents and youngsters aware of potential dangers is underway in South Staffordshire.

Staffordshire Police Open Day Sunday 29 June 

23 Jun 14

This weekend Staffordshire Police are giving local people the chance to get ‘behind the badge’ and take a look behind the scenes at Police Headquarters by hosting an Open Day.

New Assistant Chief Constable appointed 

16 Jun 14

Staffordshire Police has appointed a new Assistant Chief Constable.

Staffordshire Police Open Day Sunday 29th June 

9 Jun 14

Staffordshire Police are giving local people the chance to get “behind the badge” and take a look behind the scenes at Police Headquarters by hosting an Open Day.

Cycling in memory of nine-year-old boy 

27 May 14

Two officers will be cycling to raise money for charity in memory of a nine-year-old boy and veterans of our armed services.

Four sentenced following robberies 

15 May 14

Four men have been sentenced to more than 30 years imprisonment following raids at convenience stores across south Staffordshire and neighbouring regions.

Police renew bid to stop rare birds becoming prey 

14 May 14

A multi-agency operation which successfully protected nesting falcons at a South Staffordshire quarry site is to be repeated.

Beware of vehicle parts theft 

8 May 14

Staffordshire Police has launched a campaign to raise awareness of vehicle parts theft and provide motorists with crime preventative advice.

Two People Charged With Conspiracy To Commit Robbery 

2 May 14

West Mercia Police have this morning confirmed that two people have been charged in connection with a series of cash-in-transit robberies that have occurred across the West Midlands over the past year.

Bobbies on bikes for kids 

17 Apr 14

A group of police officers, staff and retired officers, have set themselves a challenge to raise money for a children’s charity by cycling 900 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats.

Investigative awareness evening 

17 Apr 14

An awareness evening about the role of an investigative officer will be held at police headquarters ahead of recruiting 12 new investigators.

Invitation to Wombourne Boxing Club open night 

10 Apr 14

Organisers of Wombourne Boxing Club are appealing for volunteers to help run the club.

Criminals pay back £1.3 million 

9 Apr 14

Confiscation orders to the tune of £1.3m have hit criminals in the pocket thanks to Staffordshire Police.

Run to Remember – the last leg 

26 Mar 14

The father of a female officer shot and killed in the line of duty will be supporting Team Staffs in Lichfield on the last leg of the Run to Remember.

Working together to keep South Staffordshire’s roads safe 

14 Mar 14

Rogue scrap dealers, unroadworthy vehicles and potential fly-tippers have all been targeted in a joint operation in Bilbrook.

Clare’s Law 

4 Mar 14

A scheme that will give people the right to ask and the right to know about a partner’s previous history of domestic abuse or violent acts has been rolled out to Staffordshire and comes into effect this Saturday (8 March 2014).

Detainees and victims of crime with mental health problems need better support 

18 Feb 14

The first Mental Health Concordat has been unveiled today.

Multi-agency response to help keep Staffordshire safe 

13 Feb 14

Staffordshire Police are working closely with partners, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Staffordshire Civil Contingencies Unit, Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the Highways Agency, to keep people safe and…

Men sentenced for Co-op Robberies 

12 Feb 14

Three men have today been sent to prison following a series of supermarket robberies across Staffordshire and the wider Midlands area.

Put the freeze on cold calling rogue traders 

10 Feb 14

Police are urging people to be wary of traders cold-calling offering to do work on their properties.

Staffordshire Police Job Alert Registration 

7 Feb 14

Throughout 2014, Staffordshire Police will be recruiting different positions across the force.

Is Valentine’s Just Another Day? 

4 Feb 14

Happy talk and romantic plans in the run-up to Valentine’s Day is but a wishful thought for some.

Men Sentenced for Co-op Robberies 

29 Jan 14

Three men have today been sent to prison following a series of supermarket robberies across Staffordshire and the wider Midlands area.

Owners Reunited with Stolen JCB 

27 Jan 14

A stolen JCB has been successfully reunited with its owners, but police are now trying to establish who stole it.

Police Speak to two teenagers about abusive Twitter comments 

23 Jan 14

Two teenage males have spoken with police following allegations of racial abuse of Stan Collymore via Twitter in the last few days.

New neighbourhood officer for Perton and Pattingham 

15 Jan 14

PC Katie Cox is the new Local Neighbourhood Officer for the Perton and Pattingham areas.

Crackdown on alcohol-related incidents in South Staffordshire 

6 Dec 13

Officers from South Staffordshire Local Policing Team (LPT) will be teaming up with partners in the run-up to Christmas in a bid to deter alcohol-related incidents.

Progress in multi-agency review of alleged neglect cases at Stafford Hospital 

3 Dec 13

Progress has been made by the multi-agency group reviewing cases of alleged neglect at Stafford Hospital which could have led to a patient’s death.

Beware of ‘CAT’ thieves 

2 Dec 13

Owners of 4x4s in the South Staffordshire Local Policing Team (LPT) area are being urged to safeguard their vehicles following a spate of catalytic converter thefts.

Three convicted of wildlife offences in South Staffordshire 

29 Nov 13

Three men have today (Thursday 28 November) been sentenced at Cannock Magistrates after they were found guilty of wildlife crime in Essington.

Cannabis plants seized in South Staffordshire 

27 Nov 13

South Staffordshire officers have seized a quantity of cannabis plants in Great Wyrley – which would have had a street value of £26,000 once it had been harvested.

Pair charged after M6 drugs arrest 

8 Nov 13

A man and a woman have been charged with drug supply offences after the vehicle they were travelling in was stopped at services off the M6 in Staffordshire and over £1 million worth of class A drugs were seized.

Large-scale cannabis factory is uncovered in South Staffordshire 

8 Nov 13

Police have arrested a man after uncovering a large-scale cannabis factory in South Staffordshire.

Four due at court charged with robbery across South Staffordshire 

7 Nov 13

Four men have been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery following a series of raids at convenience stores across South Staffordshire and neighbouring regions.

Launch of police rural support volunteers scheme 

23 Oct 13

Staffordshire Police have launched an initiative to provide enhanced information sharing and partnership work with our rural communities.

Staffordshire retired police dog charity launched 

10 Oct 13

A fund has been set up to support the ongoing care and medical treatment of retired Staffordshire Police dogs.

Patrols stepped up in South Staffordshire 

30 Sep 13

Officers from South Staffordshire Local Policing Team (LPT) have stepped up patrols after two early morning robberies in the area.

Eight new local commanders for Staffordshire 

5 Sep 13

A new team of commanders has been appointed to lead local policing across Staffordshire.

Meet new policing commander in Kinver 

4 Sep 13

Kinver residents are invited to meet the new police commander for their area this Saturday.

Fatal collision near Penkridge: Family statement 

3 Sep 13

The family of a man who died after a road traffic collision near Penkridge last week have issued a statement and photograph of him.

Behind the Badge with the Cadre 

28 Aug 13

Get ‘Behind the Badge’ with Staffordshire Police’s Cadre.

Crackdown on nuisance motorists, South Staffs 

21 Aug 13

Officers from South Staffordshire Local Policing Team (LPT) have launched a crackdown on those using illegal off-road bikes in a bid to reduce vehicle related anti-social behaviour.

Keep yourself and your valuables safe a V 

16 Aug 13

Festival-goers at V in Staffordshire are being urged to follow simple crime prevention steps to keep themselves and their belongings safe.

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