Running meetings on E-CINS

More and more practitioners are finding new ways of using E-CINS in their day to day administration including running meetings which has become very popular due to the time and money savings it brings. Whether its team meetings or multi-agency meetings, there’s many benefits you can get from E-CINS including: The ability to run paperless[…]

E-CINS working groups and the importance of showcasing best practice

by Chief Superintendent Wayne Jones, Sussex Police Headquarters and PS Melanie Locke, Force Wide Partnership for E-CINS, Neighbourhood Policing Branch, Sussex Police E-CINS Working Groups are becoming increasingly popular with a number of counties now holding them frequently. Sussex were one of the first to recognise the benefits and have been instrumental in advising other[…]

Standardising E-CINS Work Practices

by Michael Raywood, Senior Tenancy Enforcement Officer, Housing, Brighton & Hove City Council Michael has been using E-CINS as part of Brighton & Hove City Council’s Tenancy Enforcement Service and is championing Sussex’s efforts to develop standardisations in E-CINS working practices. As such, Michael is seeing his role increasingly develop as an unofficial E-CINS adviser to other counties looking to gain knowledge and best[…]

HMIC cite E-CINS in PEEL report

The HMIC – PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy programme) report gave Sussex Police a “Good” in several areas of ASB. Use of Police Tactics:  Partnership working and information sharing “Sussex Police has developed a commendable range of mature partnerships which are helping it to prevent and reduce crime. These are characterised by routine sharing[…]

Case Study: 
problem neighbour harassing council tenant

by Michael Raywood, Senior Tenancy Enforcement Officer, Housing, Brighton & Hove City Council The Issue A tenant was suffering from violent incidents and abuse from a homophobic neighbour. The Approach Information relating to the tenants and the incidents were recorded on E-CINS. Even though the police worked different shifts to our own staff we were able to communicate in real-time[…]

Case Study: 
vulnerable adult displaced from home by drug users

by Michael Raywood, Senior Tenancy Enforcement Officer, Housing, Brighton & Hove City Council The Issue The Tenancy Enforcement Team found the man had been befriended by drug users who had persuaded him to allow them to use his property as a crack den. The tenant was so fearful he took to the streets whilst the tenancy enforcement team received complaints[…]

E-CINS – Managing ASB victims and witnesses

by Annabel Tate, Senior Tenancy Enforcement Officer, Brighton & Hove City Council I joined the Council Housing ASB team in Council Housing in 2010. We work with council tenants and leaseholders who are experiencing ASB and with any neighbours, regardless of tenure, who might also be affected. My role is Victim and Witness Risk Assessment[…]

Case Study: vulnerable victim

by Annabel Tate, Senior Tenancy Enforcement Officer, Brighton and Hove City Council The Issue An offender was being released from prison and my team had concerns that the offender would try to make contact with the victim, potentially affecting their safety. The Approach A PCSO made a note on E-CINS that the offender was due[…]