Three Watford hotspots are set for a crackdown as police set their new priorities.

After analysing crime data and residents’ feedback, neighbourhood policing teams have decided where they will be focussing their resources over the next three months.

Rickmansworth Road, between Cassiobury park and the Town Hall roundabout, has apparently suffered from youth-related antisocial behaviour and drug dealing and so is the first location on the neighbourhood policing priorities.

Watford Observer: Rickmansworth Road.Rickmansworth Road. (Image: Google Street View)

Watford Observer: St Albans Road.St Albans Road. (Image: Google Street View)

St Albans Road, from Station Road to Balmoral Road, will also see a greater police presence due to consistent “street related antisocial behaviour”.

Finally, street drinking in and around St Mary’s Church Yard, the church car park, and St Mary's Road in the town centre has been a problem for a long time.

Watford Observer: St Mary's Church.St Mary's Church. (Image: Google Street View)

The church says police have already been acting to tackle the issue, but the force has also included it as a priority.

Each area will see an increased police presence, engagement events and targeted enforcement.

Inspector Dan Jones said: “Thank you to everyone who took the time to tell us what you’d like to see us working on locally.

“It’s really important we hear your views as our job is to ensure we keep everyone safe and tackle any issues that are having a negative or unpleasant impact across the town.

"We will also continue to respond to our usual daily business.

“You can keep up with what the teams are doing via our social media channels and our new community messaging system Herts Connected.”

Herts Police added that, while there will be a focus on the local priorities, officers will still respond to daily business as usual as well as emergencies.

Elsewhere, the antisocial use of mopeds and thefts from motor vehicles in Bushey and Radlett were among policing priorities for Hertsmere.

Neighbourhood policing teams work to tackle issues such as antisocial behaviour, theft, speeding and drug-related crime.

They work alongside the Local Crime Unit, which investigates more serious crimes such as burglary, robbery and assault, as well as intervention officers, who respond to emergency calls, and specialist teams.