New police team launched to tackle community issues

A NEW neighbourhood policing team has been launched in a bid to deal with anti-social behaviour and improve problem-solving in communities.

Doncaster North Neighbourhood Policing Team will be based at Davies House Police Station and cover Sprotrough, as well as Adwick, Askern, Roman Ridge and Bentley.

The team of two sergeants, seven PCs and three PCSOs will be led by Insp Sebastian Dent. 

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The move from three to four NPTs will see the district’s neighbourhood structure mirror Doncaster Council’s localities model.

Doncaster district commander Chief Supt Ian Proffitt, said the new set-up "will support closer working practices and stronger partnerships, which we hope will result in improved problem solving, better management of vulnerability issues and dealing with anti-social behaviour".

The changes will also see Doncaster West NPT re-named Doncaster South NPT.

This team will cover Mexborough, Conisbrough, Edlington, Rossington, Tickhill and Finningley.

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Doncaster Central NPT will police the city centre, Balby South, Hexthorpe and Balby North, Wheatley and Bessacarr.

And Doncaster East NPT will cover Stainforth, Thorne, Hatfield, Edenthorpe and Armthorpe.