We’ve all seen the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. It has been extraordinary times for everyone regardless of your circumstances, with people affected both personally and professionally. Some of our usual Community Policing service has been impacted due to the need for social distancing. However it is vital we maintain our visibility, presence and connection in our ward areas. It is really important to me that Neighbourhood Policing remains “business as normal” as far as reasonably possible.
We will be patrolling those areas where reports of crime and ASB are high, and in areas where there is a high volume footfall/public attendance. We have been working closely with the local ASB team to help minimise potential youth related ASB, particularly in light of the school closures. We will continue to focus our efforts on protecting those who are most vulnerable and isolated in our communities, linking in with partners where required for the necessary support. Hate incidents and crimes, and those targeting vulnerable victims or repeat victims will be.
We also making sure we look after ourselves, taking the necessary health and safety precautions and using technology more effectively, to ensure we remain operational and can continue to keep our communities safe. My team’s response and attitude over the last few weeks has been fantastic. They’re making sacrifices, working long hours away from loved ones, and like you all are missing their families and friends. I’m very proud of them all. I’ve been out on patrol recently and was pleased to see that most people are adhering to the Coronavirus legislation and the government guidelines, and I would like to personally thank you all for the support so far.
Our Community Beat Managers are continuing to work closely with people and groups within our ward areas to monitor and assess any emerging concerns so we can respond accordingly. Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook (@humberbeatNEL) to keep informed of what we are doing.
You can also find out more about your Local Neighbourhood Policing Team below. 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.
I hope that you all stay safe, and remain in good health and good humour. The public spirit within our local communities has been exceptional. Finally, I remind you that we are fully committed to delivering day to day policing and will be there for you when you need us.
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