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Meet Your Team

Insp Jon Powell
Insp Jon Powell
Sgt 1534 Helen McGill
Sgt 1534 Helen McGill
PC 0444 Tony Corden
PC 0444 Tony Corden
PCSO 7668 Anthony Mell
PCSO 7668 Anthony Mell
PCSO 7847 Simon Palmer
PCSO 7847 Simon Palmer

Community Alerts

Two vehicles stolen - Old Goole (Humberside Police)

Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 14:43
Humberside Police
Vehicle crime

Garage Burglaries (Humberside Police)

Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 12:02
Humberside Police
Residential: Burglary alert

Shed Burglaries - Morley Street - Old Goole (Humberside Police)

Monday, 22 Feb 2021 16:26
Humberside Police
Residential: Burglary alert

Suspicious van selling mattresses - Goole (Humberside Police)

Tuesday, 16 Feb 2021 17:01
Humberside Police
Suspicious circumstances

Recruitment window opens soon (Humberside Police)

Wednesday, 10 Feb 2021 15:59
Humberside Police
Recruitment message

Rural Task Force East Riding of Yorkshire (Humberside Police)

Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021 12:59
Humberside Police
Rural Matters

What's Happening In Your Area?


Operation Galileo.

Operation Galileo is about the wildlife crime committed through Hare coursing where people usually from outside the area come into the Humberside Police area and bring dogs usually of the greyhound, Whippet and Suliki type breeds to chase and catch Hares on farmland. These people do not have permission to be on the land and they usually bring 4X4 type vehicles and drive over the land causing potential damage to crops. The use of dogs to capture and kill wildlife is an offence.

At this time of year when all the crops have been harvested then it is prime time for the coursers to come to our flat lands. Please if you see any coursing going on ring the Police on 101 if it is safe to do so.

Crime issues of particular note

The following list shows some of the crimes that have recently occurred in your area

Entry was gained into a secure lorry parked near North Cave and a large quantity of goods were stolen.

Catalytic convertors were stolen from two vehicles in North Cave.


  • Covid-19 Vaccine Text Scam Alert

We have been alerted to a highly believable scam which starts with a text and advises the user that they are eligible to apply for the vaccine and to click on the link in the text message.  The user is then led to a webpage, which looks very convincing and asks them to complete some details, in order for them to be able to apply for the vaccine.

The details asked for:

Date of birth
Proof of address
Card payment details

With the recent approval of multiple vaccines in the UK, these types of scam attempts are likely to continue, as fraudsters continue to take advantage of the rollout to some many people.

  • Guide to cyber security issued as fraudsters target farmers

Cyber attacks can be devastating for businesses and the individuals who are victims to fraudulent activity, it can affect agricultural businesses in a number of ways, including leaking of confidential data or financial losses.  As farms rely more on technologies such as GPS, remote sensing and unmanned vehicles, the risks increase.  Official statistics show a rise in reports of cyber attacks against the farming community, such as spoof farm machinery adverts that can leave farmers thousands of pounds out of pocket.  For example, in 2019 more than 60% of agricultural businesses reported one or more attacks, compared with 45% in 2018, according to one cyber security company.

New guidance is being issued to farmers to help them protect themselves from cyber attacks such as spoof adverts, scam emails and malicious software.  Put together by the NFU and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the online document aims to provide farmers with the tools they need to protect themselves from the most common cyber attacks.

Top tips for improved cyber security

Ensure computers and mobile phones are set to install automatic updates
Replace old hardware, which may be more vulnerable to attack
Back up your data – perhaps on an external hard drive or USB stick or a cloud-based option
Switch on password protection and use fingerprint or face ID on mobile devices
Use things like tracking modes and remote data erasing modes on mobile devices
Download anti-virus products to protect from “malware” (malicious software)
Activate firewalls to create a buffer between your network and the internet

The new NFU/NCSC guidance identifies the main digital aspects that are at threat on farms, from the computers farmers use to send their emails and run their farm management software, to their automated machinery, security cameras and smartphones.

The guidance also offers advice on password creation, spotting and dealing with scam emails, texts and phone calls, and details of where to go for help.  For further information please use the link:


Please click on the link below for further information:

Catalytic converter thefts - how to protect your vehicle

We are warning motorists to be on their guard following a number of reports in the last month of catalytic converters being stolen in our areas (Goole, Pocklington and North Cave).

While all cars are potentially at risk, thieves are most likely to target hybrids, where the catalytic converter is used less and the metals are less likely to be damaged, or vehicles with a higher ground clearance, such as vans and SUVs.

We are investigating all the reports we have received and are following up a number of lines of enquiry. In the meantime, we want to help prevent further thefts from occurring, so please pass on our advice to anyone you think may be at risk and, if you see anyone acting suspiciously, please call us on our non-emergency 101 line.

Among the steps you can take to protect your vehicle are:

  • Speak to your local garage about having suitable locks or guards fitted. They can also advise you on getting your catalytic converter security marked to make it harder for thieves to dispose of.
  • Park your car in a locked garage where possible. If that isn’t an option, park in a well lit and busy area.
  • Park with your exhaust close to walls, fences or high kerbs, which will make it harder to access.
  • Catalytic converters are at the front of your vehicle, so park facing walls or other vehicles where possible, which will make it harder to remove. 

CrimeStoppers - Tackling Organised Immigration Crime Together

In response to Operation Melrose, which sought justice for the 39 migrants found dead in the back of a refrigerated lorry in 2019, Crimestoppers is launching a nationwide organised immigration campaign in partnership with the UK goverement, who, in the last year, have convicted 59 individuals for people smuggling and handed down over 142 years in prison tiime.

CrimeStoppers is an independent charity that gives people the power to speak up and stop crime 100% anonymously, by phone (0800 555 111) and online 24/7, 365 days a year.  For further information about the campaign please go to their

Last Updated 23 Feb 2021

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