Driffield and Rural

Welcome to the Driffield and rural neighbourhood policing team

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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.

Coronovirus (Covid-19)

As we move back to plan A, we encourage everyone to make sure that they follow the Government guidance and continue to stay safe.

Meet Your Team

Insp Andy Beadman
Insp Andy Beadman
PS 1510 Mick McLaughlin
PS 1510 Mick McLaughlin
PC 0680 Martin Phillips
PC 0680 Martin Phillips
PC 1436 Richard Metheringham
PC 1436 Richard Metheringham
PCSO 7614 Chris Webster
PCSO 7614 Chris Webster
PCSO 7656 Claire Watson
PCSO 7656 Claire Watson

Community Alerts

Bats and the Law

Sun, 22 May 2022 12:17:23 +0100
Rural Matters

Courier Fraud awareness week

Tue, 17 May 2022 10:50:27 +0100
General crime prevention message

Rural Crime & ASB Patrols - Little Weighton

Thu, 12 May 2022 16:26:45 +0100
Rural Matters

Arson to Picnic Bench South Landing

Wed, 04 May 2022 17:35:56 +0100
Arson Alerts

Theft of Quad Bike - Stamford Bridge

Fri, 29 Apr 2022 15:53:53 +0100
Residential: Crime alert

Dogs Worrying Livestock

Mon, 25 Apr 2022 12:14:03 +0100
Rural Matters

What's Happening In Your Area?


Local News

Detailed crime and ASB data for your area can be obtained by visiting www.police.uk and entering your postcode into the ‘What’s happening in your area?’ section.

We are pleased to report that the Bridlington cluster have recorded a 32% positive outcome rate being the highest in Humberside in April. Humberside police have the highest arrest rate in the country for April and our contact centre has been rated the best in the country.

25/04/2022 – Two 16-year-old boys were arrested on suspicion of burglary. The arrests took place after we were called to a burglary in progress on a new housing development at Underwood Bank in Driffield. A member of the public reported seeing someone acting suspiciously at the site and officers were quickly on the scene.  The two boys were arrested and remain in custody as we continue with our enquiries. We want to thank the caller for their quick actions.  Anyone who sees anyone acting suspiciously should call us on our non-emergency number 101 or on 999 is they see a crime in progress.

07/04/2022 – The Driffield Community Policing Team had a pop up surgery at the Driffield Town Council Offices between 1000x1400Hrs. We were available for a chat or to speak to us about any policing issues or crime prevention advice

Driffield Community Officers have attended several schools in the area to carry out presentations regarding Road Safety and Personal Safety when children are out and about now the lighter nights are here.

Since the covid 19 pandemic lockdowns and home working has ended driving standards do appear to have dropped. As we come into the better weather with an increase in traffic drivers and riders alike are reminded of their responsibilities on the road for safer and more efficient roads. 

Officers will be offering words of advice re driving standards when necessary have been taking enforcement action.


A reminder that it is against the law to ride an e-scooter on a public road or pavement. An e-scooter is classed as a motor vehicle and you will require, by law, a valid licence, tax, and insurance to use on. At the current time you cannot meet this requirement. If you are riding one you could get points and a fine, the scooter will be seized and destroyed.


Officers have been conducting foot patrols in the Driffield Town Centre to deter shoplifting and any ASB around retail premises.

If any retail premises within the Driffield and Rural or East Wolds and Costal areas wish to join the Shop Watch scheme you do not have to be in the town centre, please contact driffield@humberside.police.pnn.uk for further details. 

Drugs Use and Dealing

We continue to review and develop intelligence around drugs misuse and supply within Driffield and surrounding areas. We have actively targeted vehicles that have produced positive results. We continue with licence premise visits and incorporate the use of pub watch and banning notices to target individuals. 

Rural Crime

We continue to review reports of ASB, poaching and inquisitive crime during the night in order to target our high visibility patrols. Alongside The Rural Task Force we continue to conduct visits to rural businesses to promote crime prevention. Operations have taken place, along with targeted patrols which has resulted in persons being detained/reported for Heritage crime.  


Humber Talking is still being undertaken in the Driffield area. We will be adhering to Social distancing guidance and will not be entering houses but speaking to members of the public who want to take part on their doorsteps.  If you would rather participate online and highlight any issues you think the Police should be dealing with please visit the website.

www.mycommunityalert.co.uk/humbertalking your responses help us better understand our area and prioritise issues to be tackled. 

Last Updated 5 May 2022

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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.