Welcome to the Scartho neighbourhood policing team

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 Martin Hopper
Insp Martin Hopper
Sgt 1886 Neil Magson
Sgt 1886 Neil Magson
PC 549 Sarah Swaby
PC 549 Sarah Swaby
PCSO 7877 Rebecca Wildman
PCSO 7877 Rebecca Wildman

Community Alerts

Op Yellow Fin Day Of Action (Humberside Police)

Sunday, 27 Sep 2020 13:25
Humberside Police
Road Safety and Traffic

Are you the good Samaritan who helped lady on Nunsthorpe estate (Humberside Police)

Thursday, 24 Sep 2020 13:34
Humberside Police
Information request

Attempted Burglary Spruce Avenue (Humberside Police)

Tuesday, 22 Sep 2020 12:26
Humberside Police
Residential: Burglary alert

Online Neighbourhood Policing Team catch-up (Humberside Police)

Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 16:53
Humberside Police
Local news

Garage Burglaries in the Scartho area (Humberside Police)

Saturday, 5 Sep 2020 11:37
Humberside Police
Residential: Burglary alert

Local news for North East Lincolnshire (Humberside Police)

Wednesday, 22 Jul 2020 16:37
Humberside Police
Local news

What's Happening In Your Area?



Our priorities remain the same still - we are there and out and about for you, even in these testing times. Due to the current situation, our  main priority is the issues and problems that may arise from this. What we would like is for people to contact us or the council where there are concerns for vulnerabilities. Now is the time to be keeping an eye out for your neighbours, family and friends and as such, if there is something that your local policing team can do, then do not hesitate to contact us via the usual route - 101 - non-emergency and 999 for emergency purposes.

I want to assure you that we will be there for you as best we can under the circumstances whilst still responding to our normal day to day business. Please be safe out there and remember the advice and guidance you have been provided with from the Government.

Vulnerability – Child Criminal Exploitation:

Humberside Police continues to make a considerable effort to focus on Vulnerability. All staff within the organisation has a responsibility to ensure the most vulnerable people in our communities are protected, listened to and understood. Commonly, the police service can be first point of contact for many vulnerable persons and concerned associates. This contact enables us to identify vulnerabilities at an early stage, and act accordingly. Ensuring that people who need support and protection receive the correct level of service from both the police and our partners agencies; such as social care and mental health services.

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, NELC 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

As a local policing team, we are aware of youths who live in the Scartho area who are deemed to be at High Risk of Child Criminal Exploitation: where vulnerable children are coerced or threatened into committing crime on behalf of others.

The team are absolutely committed to the aim of abolishing Child Criminal Exploitation in the Scartho area. This would not be possible without every agency assisting, and as such we aim to be active on our ward and encourage the reporting of any concerns of vulnerabilities to ourselves via 101, or alternatively through our online reporting means.

Neighbour Disputes – Purbeck Road

We are aware of the impact long-running neighbour disputes can have, especially on people’s emotional and mental well being. We are committed to helping the community by working closely with involved parties, and our partner agencies, to alleviate the upset caused. We want to take an early intervention approach to prevent such disputes escalating, and establish mediation for all involved.

We are continuing to make an active effort to respond to concerns from residents on Purbeck Road, liaising with Navigo and housing agencies to ensure the correct action is taken, and vulnerabilities of individuals identified and accurately assessed.

We would encourage you to contact your local team if you want advice and we will do our very best to either assist you ourselves or by referring/signposting you to the agency best placed to do so.


Throughout the summer months, we have seen an increase in burglary offences within the Scartho ward, continuing throughout September. We have increased patrols throughout the Scartho area, and continue to work hard to prevent burglary and bring offenders to justice, however, there are things that residents can do to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of burglary.

We find that many homes are left unsecured with doors and windows left open or unlocked.  This is sadly easy access for an opportunist thief.

Follow our tips below:

Make sure your doors and windows are closed and locked when you’re not in the room. Nearly half of all burglaries are down to a door or window being open
Make sure nothing of value (including your car key) is left on show to tempt thieves into your property. 
Think about fitting a burglar alarm and security lighting – both to your home and outbuildings. It may be expensive, but they are very effective deterrents and can bring down your insurance costs.

Sheds, garages and gardens:

Security of gardens and outbuilding buildings is often not your first thought. However, by making a few modifications sheds and garages, along with the equipment stored in them can be made more secure.

Make sure sheds and garages have good quality lock and hinges.
Consider fitting deterrents in the garden like movement sensitive floodlights as these will leave thieves feeling exposed. Likewise alarms on sheds and garages will deter thieves as they would not want to be spotted in out buildings taking property.
Garden tools, DIY equipment and leisure items such as fishing and golf equipment should be locked away in storage cupboards within outbuildings to form a second line of defence to thieves. 
Motorbike and pedal cycles should also be locked even when they are in a shed or garage.
To assist the police in recovering and returning stolen property, people should register valuables onto Cycles, golf and fishing equipment and tools can be easily added onto the property register and then this assists the force in identifying property as stolen/lost, bring offenders to justice and stop the items being sold via second hand stores. The system can also allow owners to upload pictures of unique items.

As well as protecting property in sheds and garages people can also stop thieves stealing plants by using heavy plant pots which will be less desirable to walk off with and ensure that unused garden furniture and tools are stored securely out of sight.


Last Updated 25 Sep 2020

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Where We Are Over The Next 6 Months

Tuesday 29 Sep, 4:00pm – 5:00pmGlebe Road & Shaw DriveHigh Visibility Street Walk
Saturday 3 Oct, 10:00am – 12:00pmScartho LibraryWard Councillor drop-in
Thursday 8 Oct, 10:00am – 11:00amBellflower Road areaHigh Visibility Street Walk
Thursday 15 Oct, 4:00pm – 5:00pmWaltham Road ShopsHigh Visibility Street Walk
Saturday 24 Oct, 4:00pm – 5:00pmLouth Road ShopsHigh Visibility Street Walk
Monday 2 Nov, 3:00pm – 4:30pmScartho TopHigh Visibility Foot Patrol
Wednesday 11 Nov, 5:00pm – 6:00pmBoundary RoadHigh Visibility Foot Patrol
Friday 27 Nov, 3:00pm – 4:00pmMendip AvenueHigh Visibility Foot Patrol

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Visit our Report It area for information about the different ways to report a non-emergency crime e.g. using 101 or via our online reporting pages.
Remember if there is an emergency always ring 999.