CoronaVirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
The Humberston and New Waltham Policing team face several challenges when it comes to policing our Wards when it comes to this worldwide virus and The Team need your help to enforce this. We are conducting mobile and foot patrols aiming at our retail outlets, supporting the staff who work there, and ensuring you, the public adhere to social distancing. Please listen to any guidance from news outlets,only shop for necessities, only travel for medical/care, one form of physical exercise per day, and if you are a parent, please ensure your child/ren are kept at home during these uncertain times and conduct some form of home schooling as directed by your school staff. The Police have been granted additional powers at this time to remove gatherings of people ( Three or more) with a monetary fine if required. There is currently an online reporting system for this should you wish to report large gatherings of people, please DO NOT call 101 service.
The Team have seen a decrease in ASB which is currently due to the COVID-19 pandemic and parents keeping their children indoors and adhering to Government guidelines, however, we now have Operation PYTHON running from 23rd March 2020 every evening for the foreseeable future, along with our colleagues from the Safe and Young Team. We have seen a drop for calls for service this month, however we will continue to address this Ward Priority.
If you wish to remain anonymous you can provide the information via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.