The area which we cover is very diverse, so we have to have a unique approach to the way we police it. Hull city centre has the biggest footfall out of anywhere in our force. The largest and busiest transport hub is based here as well. There are more than 700 shops in the city centre alone, so we work very closely with local businesses, larger chain stores, and transport companies and have regular meetings about how we can prevent and tackle issues. Then there are the hotels, schools, Hull college, and the some of the main thoroughfares in and out of the city. We also have lots of different communities of different backgrounds, countries, religions, and cultures and we have to be mindful of that.
We have almost twenty large events that are happening in the city this year alone including the races, a marathon, football matches, rugby matches, music events, the Freedom Festival, Humber Sesh, Pride, and of course gigs at the Bonus Arena – so lots of things! We also have a rich nightlife which we call ‘night time economy’ as well the museum quarter, old town, marina and a host of other attractions. So we do have a lot of things to think about!
This all adds to the vibrancy and ‘buzz’ that a city like Hull should have. I enjoy living here, I’m proud to live here and I’m proud to be a part of it.
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