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.

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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

Home Assistance Grant (Humberside Police)

Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 15:42
Humberside Police
Local news

Three Arrested for Aldi Burglary (Humberside Police)

Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021 16:28
Humberside Police
Good news

Brigg Burglar Charged (Humberside Police)

Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021 16:23
Humberside Police
Good news

COVID 19 - Vaccine Scam Leaflets (Humberside Police)

Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 11:30
Humberside Police
Community Safety News

COVID 19 - SCAM (Humberside Police)

Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 11:17
Humberside Police
General crime prevention message

Together we can keep hare coursers out of our countryside (Humberside Police)

Wednesday, 16 Dec 2020 22:51
Humberside Police
Force Updates

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 06/01/2021

We are getting more unwanted guests on our area due to Hare Coursin, we have already had calls for service with some positive results.  We have already implemented OP GALILEO for the season with patrols being out both during the day and night. So can I ask all residents to please be vigilant and if you see any suspicious activity or lamping or hare coursing occurring or anything suspicious or something that might seem out of place then please report it.

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 06/01/2021

We have still seeing an increase in burglaries, in the area along with reports of some rouge traders  as well as SCAMS taking place that are  target residents therefore, the Local Neighbourhood Team are asking residents to be extra vigilant regarding the security of their homes and vehicles, especially as we are also seeing vehicles being targeted with the night’s drawing in. If a stranger attendees your property then please make sure you have you door chain on before opening your door to speak with them, or speak to them from   window until you are happy that they are who they are, if they have any identification then.

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 06/01/2021

We have been working with partner agencies due to ongoing neighbour disputes in our area. We work with Safer neighbourhoods, ONGO, North Lincs council and Housing.

Please keep safe at this time and take into consideration the below advice:

  • Keep your car keys out of sight and somewhere safe.
  • Lock all windows and doors if you are in or out.
  • Make use of the hand stations in our retails shops.
  • Make sure a face mask is always worn in retail shops.
  • Plan more time and not to rush.
  • Do not leave left over cardboard on show outside for people to see what you have got for Christmas.


UPDATE  06/01/2021

Please be vigilant and take into concideration when leaving your car keys or house keys close to the door or in an easy view for people to see or to be able to scan your keys. If you do spot anything suspicious please report on 101.

OPERATION YELLOW FIN 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 8 Jan 2021

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