Driffield and Rural

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Coronovirus (Covid-19) update

We encourage everyone to follow the Government guidance and #StayHomeSaveLives. Now that lockdown advice is starting to adapt your local policing team intend to start holding police surgeries on the below dates, times and locations to allow our rural communities to come and speak to us about issues affecting them. Our intention is to do this in a policing vehicle which will allow us to set up in suitable locations and hold a surgery adhering to social distancing rules. 

You will still see us out and about as we continue to do our job and keep our communities safe. As always there are a number of ways you can get in touch with us if you need us. 

Stay informed through our social media channels, find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  Don't forget to also sign up to My Community Alert and receive community alerts directly to your devices.

For incidents that don’t require an immediate response call our non-emergency 101 line. You can also report non-emergency crimes online via our reporting portal. In an emergency always dial 999.

Meet Your Team

Insp Robert Cocker
Insp Robert Cocker
Sgt 0505 Georgina Kirkwood
Sgt 0505 Georgina Kirkwood
Sgt 1649 Chris Whitehead
Sgt 1649 Chris Whitehead
PC 0680 Martin Phillips
PC 0680 Martin Phillips
PCSO 7614 Chris Webster
PCSO 7614 Chris Webster
PCSO 7656 Claire Watson
PCSO 7656 Claire Watson
PCSO 7670 Faye Nicholson
PCSO 7670 Faye Nicholson

Community Alerts

Theft of GSP units (Humberside Police)

Tuesday, 22 Sep 2020 08:12
Humberside Police
General crime prevention message

Rural Road Safety - Tractors and Farm Machinery (Humberside Police)

Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 18:14
Humberside Police
Rural Matters

Community Surgery (Humberside Police)

Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 21:20
Humberside Police
Local news

Driffield Community Team - Village Surgery Visits (Humberside Police)

Friday, 4 Sep 2020 21:08
Humberside Police
Local news

Suspicious Van Driffield Area (Humberside Police)

Thursday, 3 Sep 2020 17:07
Humberside Police
Suspicious circumstances

Suspicious Males in Silver Van selling Power Tools (Humberside Police)

Wednesday, 2 Sep 2020 14:31
Humberside Police
Suspicious circumstances

What's Happening In Your Area?

Details

Local news

A shoplifter was detained after Superdrug reported a suspicious male who was seen getting into vehicle. This was circulated and the vehicle was stopped in North Yorkshire.

Officers have been conducting Hi Visibility patrols around the Fimber and Fridaythorpe area. This was following reports of Anti-Social behaviour by motorcyclists and speeding concerns.

We have also had reports of cold calling in the Driffield area by a male trying to sell double glazing and driveways. He was driving a dark blue Range Rover, any sightings please call 101 quoting police log 352 10/08/20

There has been a recent increase in business and residential burglaries both in Driffield and rural villages. Of note entry was gained through rear conservatory and French doors that have been forced. Outbuildings and workshops have also been entered with fishing equipment, bikes and tools stolen. Rural areas that have been targeted are Kilham, Catwick, Haisthorpe and Thornholme. We ask that you report anything suspicious at the time via 101 or 999 if urgent  

Please remember to keep your own property secure to reduce the opportunity for thieves. Whenever possible lock your doors and windows in unoccupied rooms even if you are in the house. And keep any security gates closed and locked at all times.
 
We also advise residents not to leave high value items on display as they may entice thieves.

To assist us in identifying stolen property please consider property marking high value items using Smartwater or UV pens.  You are also advised to register property at www.immobilise.com which is a free on-line property register used by police forces nationwide to reunite stolen goods to their owners. All you have to do is register on-line and then upload properties electrical items serial numbers.
 
Vehicle crime reports have reduced this month however we would like to reiterate the below advice:
 
Keep the vehicle locked at all times 

Do not leave any valuables or "interesting" items on display  

Remove from the car any items not required for that journey 

When at home park the car as near to your home as possible  

When away from Home Park in a busy, well overlooked area. If the car will be there after dark try to find somewhere illuminated 
 
Use a key signal blocker bag to protect your vehicles electronic entry code
  
Key Activities –
 
Mark your valuables and register them on www.Immobilise.com 

Consider fitting a car alarm or other security measures visit www.securedbydesign.com for approved companies  

Visit www.humberside.police.uk/crime-reduction for more info  

Also consider the Safe and Sound Grant offering Free Home Security Equipment for aged over 60yrs or disabled. For full details visit https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/living/crime-and-community-safety/preventing-crime/r

 

Residential & Commercial Burglaries

Residential and commercial premises have been targeted in Driffield and surrounding villages. Resources are being directed to vulnerable areas however we would ask householders and businesses to review their security arrangements and upgrade them as required. Also we would like the public to be vigilant and report, at the time, any suspicious incidents.

Rural Crime - Farm Thefts

Patrols continue to visit the remote rural areas across both Wards In order to try and prevent thefts and criminal damage. Officers will continue to conduct drop-ins to farms and businesses to offer advice on target hardening their assets. Fly tipping remains a focus with officers working alongside the East Riding Council Environmental teams to apprehend the culprits.

Operation Galileo

As harvest is under way, officers from across the East Riding of Yorkshire area continue to engage in the prevention and detection of wildlife offences and poaching across the ward area. Officers will be using intelligence, new equipment and volunteers in helping to identify offenders and obtaining evidence to form prosecution cases. If you see people with dogs in fields, and if safe to do so, please ring 101 and report the incident. 

Operation Galaxy

Op Galaxy has focused on proactively tackling crime and those responsible for it with numerous arrests made and illegal goods seized. Please take a look at the news section on our website for frequent full updates and details of arrests made.

 

 

Last Updated 4 Sep 2020

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Where We Are Over The Next 6 Months

DateLocationActivity
Monday 19 Oct, 3:00pm – 5:00pmVillage HallRudston Police Surgery
Monday 19 Oct, 6:00pm – 8:00pmVillage HallKilham Police Surgery
Tuesday 20 Oct, 3:00pm – 5:00pmVillage HallBurton Fleming Police Surgery
Tuesday 20 Oct, 6:00pm – 8:00pmNear to the PondWold Newton Police Surgery
Wednesday 21 Oct, 3:00pm – 5:00pmBowls ClubLangtoft Police Surgery
Wednesday 21 Oct, 6:00pm – 8:00pmWagoners MemorialSledmere Police Surgery
Saturday 24 Oct, 11:00am – 1:00pmOutside SchoolGarton on The Wolds Police Surgery
Saturday 24 Oct, 3:00pm – 5:00pmVillage HallKirkburn Police Surgery
Sunday 25 Oct, 11:00am – 1:00pmVillage HallBainton Police Surgery
Sunday 25 Oct, 3:00pm – 5:00pmOutside SchoolCranswick Police Surgery
Monday 9 Nov, 2:00pm – 4:00pmTrout Inn Car ParkWansford Police Surgery
Monday 9 Nov, 6:00pm – 8:00pmRecreation Club Car ParkNafferton Police Surgery
Tuesday 10 Nov, 2:00pm – 4:00pmVillage HallNorth Frodingham Police Surgery
Tuesday 10 Nov, 6:00pm – 8:00pmOpposite Chip ShopBrandesburtoon Police Surgery
Wednesday 11 Nov, 2:00pm – 4:00pmVillage HallBeeford Police Surgery
Wednesday 11 Nov, 6:00pm – 8:00pmVillage HallSkipsea Police Surgery
Saturday 14 Nov, 11:00am – 1:00pmVillage HallBarmston Police Surgery
Sunday 15 Nov, 11:00am – 1:00pmVillage HallFoston on The Wolds Police Surgery

Get In Touch

You can contact us by email: Driffield@humberside.pnn.police.uk
Visit our Report It area for information about the different ways to report a non-emergency crime e.g. using 101 or via our online reporting pages.
Remember if there is an emergency always ring 999.