Welcome to the Grimsby Neighbourhood Policing Area
Welcome to the Grimsby Neighbourhood Policing Team, which covers the wards of Freshney, Park, South, West Marsh and Yarborough, Immingham, Wolds, Scartho and Waltham
This Policing area includes the Town Centre, the industrial areas of Pyewipe and Alexandra Dock. We also have the housing areas of West Marsh, Wybers Wood, Willows, Yarborough, Nunsthorpe and Grange. We have a variety of educational premises within the area which range from smaller primary schools to Academies and the further education of Franklin College and Grimsby Institute.
We have dedicated staff for each ward who have regular contact with those living and working in our communities. This is an important part of neighbourhood policing, in terms of building up trust and confidence and encouraging people to report their concerns.
We make constant assessments around crime and antisocial behaviour and this includes matters such as nuisance motorbikes which have been an issue recently. We have responded to this and had some motorbikes seized and people prosecuted. We know how reassuring it is to members of our community to see officers out on the beat, and have been sending staff out to where the problems are.
We want you to feel safe and reassured that we are there for you. We will work with our partners to ensure you get the best service and outcomes.
Update From Inspector Martin Hopper
It has been extraordinary year for everyone regardless of your circumstances, with people affected both personally and professionally by the Coronavirus pandemic. Whilst there is still some uncertainty as to when we will return to any sort of normality, I would like to update you as to the current local policing position.
Some of our usual Community Policing service has been impacted due to the need for social distancing. However we have been using available technology to stay in touch with the public and our partners. It is vital though that 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 continue to patrol those areas where we have received reports of crime, anti-social behaviour (ASB) and any local issued raised by the public. We are continuing our Humber Talking engagement to ensure we are sighted on what matters to you, and the local problems you have. We will listen, talk, explain and provide information, both face to face and through digital channels.
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 in the ward you live or work in. See how you can get involved in shaping our activities, find out more about what the team are doing and where they are going to be.
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. Our priorities also include the robust investigation of hate incidents and hate crimes to deliver a service which recognises the different experiences, perceptions and needs of our diverse communities.
Our problem oriented policing looks to address the local issues around repeat victims, prolific offenders and specific locations. Having my team in the right place, and at the right time, and policing intelligently is vital to our problem solving and crime prevention.
We are continuing our early intervention programme with our partners to provide a provision of support to children and families in need. The interventions are offered to children and young people who are experiencing difficulties so we can collectively minimise the risk of these difficulties escalating.
We also making sure we look after ourselves, taking the necessary health and safety precautions, and help the staff feel supported to deal with the pressures their jobs bring. On the subject of staff my team’s response and attitude over this recent difficult period has been fantastic. They’re making sacrifices, working long hours away from loved ones, and continuing to deliver a first class service. I’m very proud of them all.
I’ve been out on patrol recently with my staff 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. 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 do our very best to be there for you when you need us. I hope that you all stay safe, and remain in good health and good humour.