Chiltern's current priorities:

Drug dealing and drug misuse

We are working closely with support agencies, to identify and prevent abuse of identified residents who may be vulnerable to ‘Cuckooing’ (vulnerable residents are exploited by existing drug users and dealers). We are educating parents and engaging with schools and youth groups.
We continue to work with our partners, to target, prevent and reduce reports of drug use and dealing within the Neighbourhood. Drugs warrants will be executed at identified premises to target reported offenders where necessary. Closure orders will be sought for identified premises within the neighbourhood. This prevents any person apart from support agencies and current residents from entering or remaining in the premises.
The targeted high visibility patrols completed by officers and the information gathered from local residents, enables us to understand the local issues and target enforcement to reduce drug related issues, improving the area for local residents

Burglary prevention

Led by the police, supported by the community; this will be tackled through pursuing offenders, crime prevention activities including Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) operations, crime reduction events and education.

AntiSocial Behaviour

These were set at the Forum Meeting on February 25th 2020 and reconfirmed at the meeting of May 26th 2020.

The next meeting of the Community Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, 23 September, venue: School Library, Amersham School, Stanley Hill. However, this is subject to developments in restrictions and we shall inform of any changes.

Thank you to all who make their views known via the online surveys. These are aggregated and presented at the meeting, to inform discussion and guide decisions. The meetings include open, frank discussions with members of Chiltern’s Neighbourhood Policing team. We encourage as many residents, businesses and groups as possible to attend the meeting. These meetings are also an opportunity to ask questions and air views.

How Priorities are set

Crime policing priorities for the coming quarter are set at the committee meeting of the Chiltern Community Forum. This is an open meeting, which anyone can attend.

Beforehand, residents are invited to complete an online survey to express their views and preferences. From a list of 22, they are asked to select their top three neighbourhood priorities that the Chiltern Community Forum should address over the next three months.

Information from the survey is collated, analysed and presented at the committee meeting. This helps inform discussion and guide decisions on priorities taken at the meeting.

Decisions are announced on this website and elsewhere. Progress reports are presented by Thames Valley Police at the following meeting, and again these are published. Thames Valley Police will also report to other meetings and groups, such as Local Area Forums.

The 22 Concerns, used to set Priorities

The 22 concerns are set out on the online survey forms. They are are listed below, with links to information from Thames Valley Police, Chiltern District Council and other sources:

Concerns/Priorities and Sources for Further Information
Thames Valley PoliceChiltern District CouncilOther
Anti-social behaviourWhat is antisocial behaviour?Anti-Social Behaviour and Nuisance
Public Spaces Protection Orders
Burglary – residential propertiesResidential BurglaryHome Security
Chiltern Burglar Alarm Companies List (xls download)
Burglary – sheds and garagesSecure your shed or garageDefensive Planting (PDF, 7.9MB)
Burglary – commercial propertiesHow to keep burglars out of your business
Child sexual exploitationChild Sexual ExploitationChild Sexual ExploitationChild Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)
Dog foulingDog Fouling
Responsible Dog Ownership
Cyber crime / FraudProtect Your World
Useful contacts for advice about fraud and cybercrime
The Little Book of Cyber Scams
Internet, e-mail and mobile phone fraud
Cyber CrimeActionFraud
LitteringOrganise a Community Litter Pick
Modern slaveryModern SlaveryModern SlaveryModern Slavery Helpline
Rogue traders/ ScamsNo Cold Calling ZonesFriends Against Scams
Bucks & Surrey Trading Standards
Think Jessica
Drug dealing
SpeedingCommunity Speedwatch
Theft from vehiclesTheft from a VehicleVehicle Crime
Theft of vehiclesTheft of a Vehicle
Violence against a personDomestic Violence and Abuse
Rural crimeRural Crime - Advice and InformationRural CrimeRural Spotters Scheme
Nuisance Parking
Drug and alcohol misuseSpiked Drinks - What you need to knowDrugs and Alcohol
Cyber bullyingChild Safety on the Internet
Criminal damageHow to protect your property against vandalism
Knife CrimePCC - Gangs and Knife Crime