Welcome to the Ridge neighbourhood policing team

Insp Mark Fletcher has recently taken over leadership of the neighbourhood teams policing for rural North Lincolnshire.  You can find out a bit more about him and his role here.

Coronovirus (Covid-19) update

We encourage everyone to follow the Government guidance and #StayHomeSaveLives. For this reason we will not be holding any more engagement events with our communities for the foreseeable future. Whilst we love seeing you, these events are non-essential in the current circumstances.   

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 Mark Fletcher
Insp Mark Fletcher
Sgt 89 Nicola Graham
Sgt 89 Nicola Graham
PC 164 Stewart Pearson
PC 164 Stewart Pearson
PCSO 7576 Paul Fearon
PCSO 7576 Paul Fearon

Community Alerts

Fraudsters are working in our area (Humberside Police)

Monday, 19 Oct 2020 18:09
Humberside Police
Residential: Scam alert

Online Community Policing Catch-Up (Humberside Police)

Wednesday, 16 Sep 2020 12:21
Humberside Police
Meeting notice

Calling all North Lincolnshire residents (Humberside Police)

Wednesday, 2 Sep 2020 14:06
Humberside Police
Local news

Burglary Alert (Humberside Police)

Wednesday, 2 Sep 2020 09:57
Humberside Police
Information request

Information appeal (Humberside Police)

Friday, 28 Aug 2020 14:07
Humberside Police
Information request

Protecting your vehicle from theft (Humberside Police)

Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 17:18
Humberside Police
Vehicle crime

What's Happening In Your Area?


Rural & Wildlife Crime

Over recent months we have received reports from our local communities reporting concerns around poaching and hare-coursing, both during the day and during the hours of darkness. We recognise how incidents of this nature can make residents in our rural communities feel distressed, uneasy and unsafe. 

We are absolutely committed to taking action against those causing harm to our rural communities.

We continue to drive our activities under Operation Galileo and work closely with residents and farmers across our communities, along with partners and colleagues from our bordering Police Forces to tackle this offending and to bring those to justice.

 We hold regular days of action, both during the day and hours of darkness to target those using rural Humberside communities for this type of offending.

 We will do all we can to disrupt their offending behaviours and this includes seizing vehicles, dogs and applying for court orders to prohibit their return to our area in the future if necessary.

 You can find out more about Rural and Wildlife Crime using this link : https://www.humberside.police.uk/issues/wildlife-rural-crime

UPDATE 21/10/2020

With the Hare Cousing season upon us we have set up Operation Galileo which is a dedicated patrol on certain shifts where officers patrol rural locations to moniter any activity or calls for service and deal with persons commiting offences Hare coursing or lamping, we have had a few calls over the last month, officers have attended, vehicles where farmers have been able to pass the registration plate have been added to ANPR in case they come into our area from other area's again for a stop check. 

If you see any vehicles, males with dogs on land acting suspiciously please call in and report on 101 if you can pass the registration number of the vehicle any descriptions, for Op Galileo



Door Step Crime - North Lincolnshire

To support the prevention of crime in our communities, we have been working with North Lincolnshire council and launched Trade Watch to help stop residents in rural areas being a target of crime.

The voluntary scheme has been created following reports of door step crime across the county.

It will enable residents to feel safe in their community and send out a clear message that rogue traders and criminal activity will not be accepted.

As part of the scheme, residents will agree not to commit to any work offered on the doorstep and report any suspicious companies or activities to the police.

Residents in rural areas can sign up to the scheme, once they do, they will receive a Trade Watch window sticker and supporting information.

Where full streets or villages take part in the scheme, street signs are available for them to display.

Living in a Trade Watch area will reduce the risk of being approached or becoming a victim of door step crime.

To find out more about Trade Watch, contact the council’s Safer Neighbourhoods team 01724 244665 or email saferneighbourhoods@northlincs.gov.uk

UPDATE 21/10/2020

We have had an increase in all area's of Rogue Traders starting to target residents, be vigilant if anyone comes to your address uninvited make sure you have your door chain on, or speak through the window, ask for ID make sure they are who they say they are if your not sure then report them and any vehicle they may be in a registration plate and if  signage on the vehicle call in on 101 to report.

Vulnerability - keeping people safe

Over recent years Humberside Police has made considerable effort to focus on Vulnerability. Everyone in the organisation has a responsibility to ensure the most vulnerable people in our communities are protected. Very often as a police service we are the first point of contact for many people. Having this contact enables us to identify vulnerabilities at an early stage. This will ensure that people who need support and protection receive the correct level of service from both the police and our partners such as social care, mental health services and services in the third sector.

A person is vulnerable if as a result of their situation or circumstances, they are unable to take care or protect themselves, or others, from harm or exploitation. Protecting vulnerable children and adults.

What do we do ?

  • by providing public reassurance through effective deployment of our resources
  • by working with our partners (ONGO, other social housing providers, NLC Safer Neighbourhoods, Victim Support, REMEDI)
  • gather intelligence in relation to any incident involving a vulnerable person to minimise the risk to them
  • maximise opportunities to secure evidence when offences are committed against vulnerable people to ensure offenders are brought to justice and reduce the risk of further victimisation

How do we do this ?

  • complete vulnerable adult assessments and share information with our partners
  • complete vulnerable child assessments for those under 17 and share information with our partners
  • complete Antisocial Behaviour risk assessments to decide on what support is required and work with partners to deliver this
  • ensure that high risk victims are referred promptly which triggers discussion at the Monthly ASB Panel meetings where all partners agree actions to support the victim and reduce their risk

A recent example of the above is:

The local neighbourhood beat officer is currently working with a vulnerable adult who is displaying signs of dementia. We are helping her family to explore support through partner agencies and voluntary organisations.

UPDATE 21/20/2020

Due to the current mandatory requirements - We are now required to where a mask in retail shops, please make sure you have a mask and if you do not have one please ask at customer service desk and they will provide you one. Hand stations are now at the front of most retail shops - please make use of these. Stay Safe - Save Lifes.

PC Pearson and PCSO Fearon are working closely with a number of Neighbour disputes, offering support, advice and when required referals have been made to other agencies for partnership working, including the fire service, and local council. 

Pc Pearson and Pcso Fearon are investigating an number of neighbour dispuites, where allegations are ongoing, cctv, statements from witnesses are being collected to help with all the incidents which have been reported to police. Work is still ongoing with the investigations on this ward.


UPDATE  21/10/2020

We are still getting reports of quad bikes, off road crossers in the Ridge area, if you know who the offenders are riding them, where they are stored which can help to us using our powers to seize the vehicles under section 165, we have an Operation running called YELLOW FIN which is a police operation to tackle the crime associated with the use of motorbikes if you have any information  please call 101 to give any information.

Last Updated 21 Oct 2020

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Where We Are Over The Next 6 Months

Tuesday 10 Nov, 3:00pm – 4:00pmMessingham Ridge Patch Walk
Friday 20 Nov, 10:00am – 11:00amKirton Lindsey - High StreetRidge Patch Walk
Tuesday 24 Nov, 9:00am – 10:00amHibaldstow Patch Walk Ridge Patch Walk

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