Humber Talking - Be part of the conversation

Launched in 2018, Humber Talking is a major initiative and a key priority of our Neighbourhood Policing Teams, aiming to understand the needs of our local communities across Hull, East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire.

It enables residents to meet local officers face-to-face and to share any concerns. Our aim is to hear the views of every single household across our force area.

We’ve knocked on hundreds of thousands of doors to date, asking you what it’s like to live in your neighbourhood, what are the issues you face and how can we work with others to make communities safer and stronger.

So if you see one of our officers, PCSOs or volunteers knocking at your door, please spare a few minutes to come and talk to us!

 

What we want to know

What are the issues that affect your community that you want the police, our partners and community members to resolve?  E.g. road safety, criminal damage, drug dealing and anti-social behaviour

What causes you the greatest concern in your street?  E.g. beggars, fly-tipping, speeding, gangs

Have you been in contact with any of the authorities such as police, fire, local authority or health and if so, how was the response?

How confident are you that the police would be there if you needed them?

 

Why do we want to know this?

We’ve invested in our Neighbourhood Policing Teams in recent years, and with over 500 additional officers now hitting the streets, we want to be sure that we’re tackling the things that matter most to those we serve – YOU. You know your local area better than anyone. 

Our Neighbourhood Teams are fully aware of the impact local problems can cause. They are committed to listening to residents’ concerns and to addressing the issues that will make a difference to residents’ daily lives.

We work continuously with communities and our partners to take action, bringing offenders to justice and making our communities safer and stronger for current and future generations.

 

How Humber Talking is making a difference

Anti-social behaviour

Feedback from our surveys highlighted anti-social behaviour as a concern for residents in several areas. As a result, our Neighbourhood Policing Teams are spending more time patrolling key areas that have been flagged to us by residents.

Where problems have been identified, we’ve taken robust action – e.g. officers have successfully obtained numerous Closure Orders (court orders that enforce the removal of certain people from identified addresses, and restrict certain activities, such as the number of people allowed to enter a house).  Where appropriate, we’re also using the powers we have under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act to help people into rehabilitation and support programmes.

Operation Yellowfin

Many residents have flagged nuisance motorbikes as a concern affecting their neighbourhoods. As a result of this feedback, we’ve conducted days and weeks of action under Operation Yellowfin. This targeted enforcement has had a big impact across East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire, including the execution of multiple search warrants, recovering hundreds of stolen and abandoned vehicles, disrupting offenders and engaging with the community to offer safety and security advice to bike owners.

Drug dealing

Drug dealing is a concern in many communities, and we’ve continuously prioritised the execution of drugs search warrants across the force area. Information we’ve received from Humber Talking surveys has helped us to obtain warrants and take action against those causing misery to our communities.

When we launched Operation Galaxy in 2019, we quickly applied for and executed more than 150 warrants and arrested over 1000 people for numerous offences.  The seizure of drugs and money is a direct result of the information you have given us, through various channels, including Humber Talking.

We know that things change and new issues emerge, which is why we’re continuously engaging with our local communities through Humber Talking to listen to concerns and understand residents’ needs. This information is then used to set local neighbourhood policing priorities.

And while not everything can be solved by the police, we work closely with other local agencies - such as local authorities, fire service, health and social care – to help ensure that non-Police matters raised through Humber Talking are addressed.

 

Complete the survey to have your say.

Find out more about what your local policing teams are up to, and get in touch with them.