Come and meet your local policing team at Acomb Explore Library on Saturday 16th December 2017..
We will be Dot Peen property marking from 10am until 2pm.
Please bring your cycles, tools and other property for marking.
Details for Community Messaging can be explained in full when attending
The Police and Crime Commissioner is asking residents to complete an online survey.
Little background information is provided on the options available which are essentially a freeze (which would cut the police budget in real terms) or a 1.99% increase (the maximum that the government will allow unless a ridiculously expensive referendum is held)
If you opt for a referendum, then you are offered a choice of paying £5 year more, between £5 and £10 and over £10 a year.
There are only limited opportunity on the survey to mention crime concerns although one of the response boxes does allow you to write in that you think your additional contribution should be ringfenced to address, for example, anti-social behaviour issues.
North Yorkshire Police has today (Wednesday 6 December 2017) launched a five-month campaign to help protect vulnerable victims of crime.
The intention is to highlight the patterns of behaviour of both the victims and those responsible for the harm, to the wider community and encourage reports into police via 101 or in an emergency via 999.
Online and media publicity is being used to promote the campaign, including targeted leaflets and posters to a range of people and organisations who are likely to come into contact with both victims and offenders.
With this increased awareness to spot the tell-tale signs, North Yorkshire Police is calling upon everybody in the local community to be extra vigilant and report incidents, either directly to the police or via an alternative reporting channel such as a dedicated charity.
The five strands of community harm that will be focused on during the campaign are:
- domestic abuse (December)
- child neglect (January)
- stalking and harassment (February)
- hate (March)
- modern slavery and human trafficking (April)
Op CASBIA is a new initiative that started on Friday 27 October. Local neighbourhood policing teams will be out in numbers to provide reassurance, crime prevention advice and provide you with the opportunity to meet your local officers. Officers from North Yorkshire Police’s specialist Road Policing Group and Operational Support Unit will also be joining the local team to deter ASB and deal with the anti-social use of vehicles on our roads.
Postcards will also be supplied, to display that you do not wish to have Trick or Treaters at your door. These are available at the front office of both Acomb and Fulford Police station, or alternatively you can email your local team for one to be posted through your door.
Chief Inspector Allan Wescott, of North Yorkshire Police said:
“Although this time of year is fun and exciting for many, there are those in our communities for whom it can cause concern and anxiety and increase the fear of crime in local communities. There are also a small number of people who may choose to use it as an opportunity to commit Anti-Social Behaviour. We want to reassure the public that we will be out on the streets, doing our best to keep local communities safe.
“I’d like to also remind people to only trick or treat in their own neighbourhood unless they’re with an adult and avoid going out alone and ask people to stay in well- lit areas where there are plenty of houses.
“At this time of year we work closely with the Fire and Rescue Service, and I urge people not to take risks with fireworks. Anyone caught supplying fireworks to under 18s or lighting them in the street can expect to be dealt with robustly.”
The requests comes as figures reveal that there has been a 13% increase in crime nationally over the last year.
However the figures also confirm that North Yorkshire continues to have the lowest crime rate in England.
It shows there were a total of 37,359 crimes in North Yorkshire during the 12-month period, giving a crime rate of 45.9 per 1,000 of the population. This reflects a one percent increase in crime in comparison to the same period the previous year.
Broken down into the main crime categories, the ONS figures for North Yorkshire show:
North Yorkshire Police is looking for people who want to deliver an exemplary service to the community, partners and colleagues in their recruitment campaign for Police Officers.
Do you have the skills and passion required to provide an excellent customer service every day and a true sense of purpose to keep people safe and make them feel safe? If the answer is YES, then read on……….
North Yorkshire Police has today announced that its latest recruitment drive for new Police Officers to join the force will launch next month.
From Wednesday 1 November, aspiring Police Officers will have the opportunity to submit their applications before the recruitment window closes on Thursday 30 November.
With its diverse geography, and breadth of policing challenges, this is the first time that members of the public have had the opportunity to apply for the role of Police Officer in North Yorkshire since April 2016.
The force welcomes applications from individuals from all backgrounds who can demonstrate how they inspire and influence those around them; are courageous and show compassion to others, who respect race and diversity and treat people with dignity and respect at all times.
Women, black and minority ethnic candidates and candidates from the LGBT community are particularly encouraged to apply, as members of these groups are currently under-represented in this role compared to local demographics. All appointments are made on merit. (more…)