Welcome to the Bridlington Neighbourhood Policing Area
Welcome to the Bridlington Neighbourhood Policing Team, which cover the wards of Bridlington South, Bridlington North and Bridlington Central & Old Town.
Bridlington is the largest costal town in the East Riding of Yorkshire with a population of approximately 35,000 residents, and is a popular tourist destination. During the summer months the population can more than double.
With this comes a thriving night time economy, and all the associated alcohol related issues. We pride ourselves on working closely with our communities to find out what issues are affecting you the most, and you have told us that the illicit use of class ‘A’ drugs is a major concern. We work closely with other organisations to deal with those whose behaviour impacts on the community. Our previous operations have resulted in substantial amounts of seizures of drugs destined for the streets of Bridlington and we continue to focus on this area.
As your Neighbourhood Policing Team, we have responsibility for a large area of rural countryside and farmland stretching from the North Yorkshire boundary to the Flamborough Headland Coast. We have a high number of Wildlife Crime Officers, who are dedicated to investigating specialist rural crime. We’re committed to solving long term crime patterns, dealing with anti-social behaviour and protecting the vulnerable.
Update From Inspector Rob Cocker
We begin 2021 with a sense of renewed optimism looking forward to the year ahead and the opportunities it may present. We remain very aware of the impact that the current Covid-19 public health emergency is placing on individuals, families and our communities as a whole across Bridlington. With the ever changing situation, we remain resolute in our commitment, effort and energy, continuing to plan and work with community groups and our partners across the Public Sector, to reduce the impact of Covid-19 on our local communities and to keep you all safe.
In (area) the vast majority of you have been doing what’s right for a long time, following the government guidelines to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus and keeping one another safe. We continue to use the 4E’s approach to policing Covid-19; engage, explain, encourage and finally enforce the regulations where applicable. You may have seen on our social media channels and in the local media that in recent weeks we have seen an increase in house parties and larger gatherings. Where there have been clear breaches of the regulations we have taken proportionate and necessary action, issuing appropriate fines to individuals. As vaccination roll out continues across health care settings in Bridlington, you will see your local officers in attendance, providing reassurance around key vaccination sites.
Regardless of Covid 19, our policing focus remains to protect the most vulnerable, keep people safe and to respond to serious crime. Our neighbourhood policing activity will continue to be focused on maintaining our core operational duties and delivering our Neighbourhood Policing Strategy. The provision of highly visible and locally connected neighbourhood policing teams remain the foundation of our force operating model.
Please navigate the site below to select your local community. You can instantly find out more about your local Neighbourhood Policing Team, see how you can get involved in shaping our activities, find out more about what the team are doing and see some of our recent appeals for support and examples of our good work.