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Bicester Rural Police Local Neighbourhood

Every neighbourhood in Thames Valley has a dedicated Neighbourhood Policing team.

Neighbourhood Policing teams can be contacted via 101, the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number. Always call 999 in an emergency.

Neighbourhood Policing teams…
  • Are led by senior police officers and include police community support officers (PCSOs), often together with volunteer police officers, volunteers and partners.
  • May serve one or several neighbourhoods.
  • Work with local people and partners to identify, tackle and prevent local, low-level crime, anti-social behaviour, and any ongoing concerns.
  • Provide you with a visible, accessible and accountable police service and aim to make your neighbourhood safer.
  • Have been present in every Thames Valley neighbourhood since 1 April 2008.
  • Focus all of their efforts on their dedicated neighbourhoods, building relationships with local people.
Neighbourhood Policing…
  • Needs you to tell us about the issues that concern you in your area.
  • Has transformed policing at a local level, to meet the needs of local communities.
  • Is known as ‘Safer Neighbourhoods’ in Milton Keynes.

Have Your Say logo From the start of 2010, Thames Valley Police extended its neighbourhood consultation by introducing a wider range of publicised opportunities to meet neighbourhood teams.

We will provide open monthly meetings to allow the public to influence our priorities. These meetings will be branded as Have Your Say opportunities, and in many cases will be held in conjunction with partners.

Once local priorities have been identified, a broader ‘toolkit’ of problem-solving tactics is being made available to ensure crime and anti-social behaviour is tackled effectively.

Across the Thames Valley area, there are many successful Neighbourhood Action Groups which will continue to deliver local problem solving, but the introduction of Have Your Say meetings will allow neighbourhood teams to identify more quickly those specific local priorities that need attention.

Thames Valley Police views the introduction of Have Your Say meetings as a positive step in tackling issues that matter most to the public. I welcome your support and engagement in this endeavour.

Visit Police Neighbourhood Page 101

Map of the Bicester Rural Policing Area

Yellow markers represent Police Forces and the red markers represent neighbourhoods within Thames Valley Police.

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Towns and Villages within the Bicester Rural Neighbourhood

The Bicester Rural is policed by the Thames Valley Police and covers the following settlements.

Settlements located within Bicester Rural
Name Type County
Ambrosden Village Oxfordshire
Ardley Village Oxfordshire
Bicester Town Oxfordshire
Blackthorn Village Oxfordshire
Bucknell Village Oxfordshire
Caulcott Village Oxfordshire
Chesterton Village Oxfordshire
Cottisford Village Oxfordshire
Duns Tew Village Oxfordshire
Fewcott Village Oxfordshire
Finmere Village Buckinghamshire,Oxfordshire
Fringford Village Oxfordshire
Fritwell Village Oxfordshire
Hethe Village Oxfordshire
Launton Village Oxfordshire
Lower Heyford Village Oxfordshire
Middle Aston Village Oxfordshire
Middleton Stoney Village Oxfordshire
Mixbury Village Oxfordshire
Newton Purcell Village Oxfordshire
North Aston Village Oxfordshire
Piddington Village Oxfordshire
Somerton Village Oxfordshire
Souldern Village Oxfordshire
Steeple Aston Village Oxfordshire
Stoke Lyne Village Oxfordshire
Stratton Audley Village Oxfordshire
Upper Arncott Village Oxfordshire
Upper Heyford Village Oxfordshire
Wendlebury Village Oxfordshire

Worst Locations for Crime within the Bicester Rural neighbourhood

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Bicester Rural neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
CottisfordvillageOxfordshireOn or near Hethe Road3

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Bicester Rural neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Bicester Rural neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
WendleburyvillageOxfordshireOn or near Meadow View3
AmbrosdenvillageOxfordshireOn or near Park Rise2

Police Officer Information for Bicester Rural

NameRankBio
Kerry O'Leary Sergeant

The Sergeant is next in command and also assists the Inspector. In addition they provide leadership in the development and supervision of the Constables and PCSOs. They too work with the community and other agencies to ensure that the concerns of the community are dealt with by the Neighbourhood Team.

Katrina Hibbert Sergeant

The Sergeant is next in command and also assists the Inspector. In addition they provide leadership in the development and supervision of the Constables and PCSOs. They too work with the community and other agencies to ensure that the concerns of the community are dealt with by the Neighbourhood Team.

Vicky Lees PC

This Constable is a Neighbourhood Specialist Officer who has received enhanced training in working with partner agencies, engagement with the community and problem solving. Their role is to supervise the PCSOs and is also responsible for ensuring that the issues of the community are dealt with by the neighbourhood team.

Paul Newman PC

This officer is a Constable and takes direction from the Sergeant and they work with the community and other agencies. They are also responsible for tackling those issues as identified by the local community.

Ray Kennard PCSO

This officer is a Police Community Support Officer. While having no power of arrest, the officer can attend incidents, patrol and reassure, tackle ASB and parking issues, and in Thames Valley will be deployed to deliver our Crime Attendance policy of attending to provide follow up support and contact. They too are also responsible for tackling the concerns of the community.

Louise Beaumont PCSO

This officer is a Police Community Support Officer. While having no power of arrest, the officer can attend incidents, patrol and reassure, tackle ASB and parking issues, and in Thames Valley will be deployed to deliver our Crime Attendance policy of attending to provide follow up support and contact. They too are also responsible for tackling the concerns of the community.

Abi Newall PCSO

This officer is a Police Community Support Officer. While having no power of arrest, the officer can attend incidents, patrol and reassure, tackle ASB and parking issues, and in Thames Valley will be deployed to deliver our Crime Attendance policy of attending to provide follow up support and contact. They too are also responsible for tackling the concerns of the community.

John Batty Inspector

The Inspector is in command of the Neighbourhood Policing Team and is responsible for the overall policing of the neighbourhood. They lead, manage and co-ordinate the team and also work with the community and other agencies, in ensuring an appropriate and timely response to incidents and issues affecting the community.

Neighbourhood Priorities for Bicester Rural

IssueActionDates

Speeding vehicles through villages

We will be carrying out a number of speed enforcement activities in the villages of Ardley, Caversfield, Stratton Audley and Stoke Lyne. We will be working with local volunteers within these villages who will be assisting us.

Issue dated: 22/02/2018

Action dated: 10/06/2018

Increase our visibility around schools

Our Police Community Support Officers (PCSO's) have been visiting local primary schools so children can learn about the role of the Police/PCSO's which can help break down barriers.

Issue dated: 22/02/2018

Action dated: 10/06/2018

Street Crime Within Bicester Rural

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
A43 Other theft Under investigation
A43 Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Airport/Airfield Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
B4100 Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Banks Furlong Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Barnfield Close Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Carswell Circle Violence and sexual offences Offender given a caution
Chinalls Close Vehicle crime Under investigation
Church Close Anti-social behaviour
Church Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Daisy Hill Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Elm Lane Anti-social behaviour
Fewcott Road Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Green Lane Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Greenfields Drugs Offender given a drugs possession warning
Harmon Close Anti-social behaviour
Harrisville Anti-social behaviour
Hethe Road Other theft Unable to prosecute suspect
Hethe Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Hethe Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Horne Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Horne Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Main Street Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Main Street Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Manzel Road Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Manzel Road Violence and sexual offences Action to be taken by another organisation
Meadow View Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Mere Road Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Mere Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Mere Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Montgomery Road Public order Under investigation
Nizewell Head Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
North Street Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Oak Lane Burglary Under investigation
Oak Lane Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Orchard Close Anti-social behaviour
Oxford Road Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Oxford Road Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Park/Open Space Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Park/Open Space Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Park/Open Space Other theft Under investigation
Park/Open Space Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Park/Open Space Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Park/Open Space Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Park/Open Space Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Park/Open Space Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Park/Open Space Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Park/Open Space Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Park/Open Space Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Park/Open Space Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Park/Open Space Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Park/Open Space Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Park/Open Space Other crime Under investigation
Park/Open Space Other crime Under investigation
Park/Open Space Other crime Under investigation
Petrol Station Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Petrol Station Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Petrol Station Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Petrol Station Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Petrol Station Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Petrol Station Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Petrol Station Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Shopping Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Shopping Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Shopping Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Shopping Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Shopping Area Shoplifting Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Soden Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Somerton Road Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Sports/Recreation Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Sports/Recreation Area Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Sports/Recreation Area Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Sports/Recreation Area Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Sports/Recreation Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Sports/Recreation Area Vehicle crime Under investigation
Station Road Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Teale Close Vehicle crime Under investigation
The Glades Other theft Under investigation
The Green Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
The Green Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Turnpike Road Anti-social behaviour
Turnpike Road Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Wretchwick Way Anti-social behaviour