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.

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
PCSO 7576 Paul Fearon
PCSO 7576 Paul Fearon

Community Alerts

Road Closure A18 Melton Ross (Humberside Police)

Sunday, 22 Feb 2020 15:54
Humberside Police
Road Safety and Traffic

Bussiness Crime Alert (Humberside Police)

Thursday, 15 Jan 2020 16:06
Humberside Police
Business: Burglary alert

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 25/03/20

We have appointed a Rural Crime Officer for North Lincolnshire. PC Jane Proud will be supporting rural communities with issues related to Rural and Wildlife Crime. 

We are still having reports of poaching.  We will attend these areas when able to do so and any offences will be dealt with accordingly  Please report any suspicious activity on 101 or 999 if its a crime in progress.  

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 25/03/20

We have not had any further reports of doorstep crime in the area but please be vigilant and report any suspicious activity.

Safer Neighbourhoods will be revitalising the Trade Watch scheme alongside Humberside Police in the spring.  We will also be distributing packs out to the community.  

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 25/03/20

The local Policing team continue to work alongside partner agencies to support vulnerable people and to offer support and safeguarding when necessary. if you become aware of anyone who may need support please contact us on 101.



UPDATE 25/03/20

We have had a few break-ins to sheds and garages on the area and a few house burglaries.  Please remain vigilant and ensure that all doors are locked and that any locks that you may use are of good quality in comparison to what is in the shed/garage. Another tip would be to cover windows to areas like these so that the contents can not been seen. Please report anything suspicious to us. 

Last Updated 25 Mar 2020

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Where We Are Over The Next 6 Months

Saturday 11 Apr, 5:00pm – 6:00pmFacebook - Humberside Police North Lincolnshire PageFacebook Live Q&A
Tuesday 21 Apr, 6:00pm – 7:00pmHumberside Police Facebook Page (North Lincolnshire)Online Q&A with Local Police Team
Monday 27 Apr, 6:00pm – 7:00pmHumberside Police Facebook Page (North Lincolnshire)Online Q&A with Local Police Team
Friday 15 May, 3:00pm – 5:00pmKirton Lindsey - March Street, Spa hill, Market Place, King Edward Street, Town Hall passage.Walking Surgery
Tuesday 19 May, 2:00pm – 4:00pmHibaldstow - Church st, East St, West St, St Albans, Meadow Court.Walking Surgery
Tuesday 26 May, 3:00pm – 5:00pmMessinghamWalking Surgery

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