CPOs broadly follow a patrol plan including school, park, town centre and estate patrols and focus their patrol time in the areas which evidence the greatest levels of need at the right time of day/day of the week.
Members of the public often report issues as they are happening and these will be responded to as soon as possible, subject to officer availability i.e. begging in the town centres, nuisance parking, escaped horses causing a havoc on highways.
The service operates anytime from 8.00 to 22.00 (usually 23.00 on a Friday) seven days per week.
The Police and Council work well together and CPOs and PCSOs regularly undertake planned joint proactive patrols in areas known to be an issue for residents (sometimes referred to as hotspot locations).
Officers receive reports and come across lots of types of issues including alcohol related ASB, underage drinking, dog fouling, nuisance vehicles and litter.
Community Protection Officers regularly work and provide intelligence to partners including the Police and ASB and Nuisance Caseworkers.