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

Op Galaxy - meet the detectives solving crime in your community (Humberside Police)

Saturday, 6 Jun 2020 08:53
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Over 200 Op Galaxy arrests (Humberside Police)

Friday, 5 Jun 2020 17:39
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Op Galaxy - cracking down on those causing our communities harm (Humberside Police)

Wednesday, 3 Jun 2020 17:03
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Op Galaxy - targeting criminals and keeping crime down (Humberside Police)

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 08:59
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Local news

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 16/06/2020

We have had reports of Hare coursing on Sunday 14th June in the Redbourne area, on the Ridge ward, please be vigilant if you see any suspicious activity,vehicles or persons on land please report on 101.

We have had a recent report of GOAT remains found at the side of the road between Gunness and Flixbrough, the remains have been identified by their tags to farms in  Greetwell and Belton,  again if you see any suspicious activity in  the area report on 101

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 16/06/2020

With the warmer weather the Local policing team are asking residents to be extra vigilant regarding the security of their homes and outbuildings. please be aware that even a small window left open can be targeted by an "opportunist" burglar, if you are out in your garden make sure that your home is secure, 

If you require any work doing at your home do not use cold callers, traders, use recomended companies by your family or friends, to carry out any work, if you are in a housing association prorerty your housing team will have a list of reccomended traders, stay safe dont let anyone into your property unless invited by you,



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 16/06/2020

PC Pearson & PCSO Fearon continue working with an elderly male in Messingham, visiting him offering support, alongside Longhurst homes, and the community mental health team.


UPDATE  16/06/2020

As lockdown has been easing we have had reports of ASB at the Pink Pig site, and an attempted arson, enquiries are ongoing to identify suspects from cctv, if you have any information please call your local team on 101 to report,


ASB - Nature reserves, Ponds, with the warmer weather please do not venture into any open water, these sites can be very dangerous you have no idea what is in the water or underneath you, stay safe stay out of the water,  

ASB on motorbikes

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 please call 101 to give any information

Log 303 12/6/20 refers to a small black off road bike in Messingham recovered by PC Pearson under section 165 no insurance, 

Last Updated 16 Jun 2020

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Where We Are Over The Next 6 Months

Tuesday 21 Jul, 2:00pm – 3:00pmMessinghamPatch walk
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