Sidney Sussex

Welcome to the Sidney Sussex Neighborhood Policing Team

The ward covered by the team incorporates an urban area which benefits from recreational resources including Sidney Park, Sussex Recreation Ground and the North Promenade.

Please do not hesitate to contact the team at Hamilton Street Police Station or on 101 if you wish to discuss matters that are affecting you or your area. All our officers are accessible and out daily on their Beat Walks. Your Community Beat Manager's for the ward are PC Gary Cooksey 2355, PC Lauren Duke 1677 and can be contacted via the ward email links shown in the 'How to get in touch' section.  

Coronovirus (Covid-19) update

We encourage everyone to follow the Government guidance which is widely published on all media outlets and the government website. We still will not be holding any more engagement events with our communities for the foreseeable future.

You will 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. This is a very good platform for you to sign up to which will give you live updates as and when they happen specific to your own ward area. This is not affected by spam or adverts, just information direct from the force to you, which you can change and later to suit your specific needs.

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.

Neighbourhood Watch Schemes

Now that we’re all starting to ease out of lockdown, we need to make sure that as well as keeping ourselves safe, we’re keeping our homes and neighbourhoods safe.

Why not become an integral part of your community? have you considered becoming a Neighbourhood watch member - get involved with the community and look to make it a safer, stronger and secure area for you and your fellow neighbours. We have some really good neighbourhood watch groups in our area already - they do an awful lot for thier communities and it is greatly appreciated not only by them, but us too. Contact via the links below and see if you can make a difference.

Hashtag each post with #SafetyInNeighbours, and tag Neighbourhood Watch with @N_watch on Twitter, @ourwatch on Facebook, and on Instagram posts - GO TO



Meet Your Team

Insp Dave Stephenson
Insp Dave Stephenson
Sgt 1254 Jamie Allen
Sgt 1254 Jamie Allen
Sgt 1377 Claire Jacobs
Sgt 1377 Claire Jacobs
PC 1677 Lauren Gale
PC 1677 Lauren Gale
PC 2355 Gary Cooksey
PC 2355 Gary Cooksey
PCSO 7722 Teresa Huxford
PCSO 7722 Teresa Huxford
PCSO 7746 Simon Roberts
PCSO 7746 Simon Roberts

Community Alerts

Male Suspect wanted for Burglary (Humberside Police)

Sunday, 20 Sep 2020 12:15
Humberside Police
Residential: Burglary alert

Burglary in your area (Humberside Police)

Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 14:58
Humberside Police
Business: Burglary alert

Zoom catch up with Inspector Dave Stephenson (Humberside Police)

Wednesday, 16 Sep 2020 12:05
Humberside Police
Meeting notice

Possible Rogue Trader in your area (Humberside Police)

Tuesday, 15 Sep 2020 09:46
Humberside Police
Suspicious circumstances

Drug Warrant (Humberside Police)

Monday, 14 Sep 2020 17:49
Humberside Police
Residential: Anti-social behaviour

Unknown male trying door handles Daubhey Street area (Humberside Police)

Friday, 11 Sep 2020 18:21
Humberside Police
Suspicious circumstances

What's Happening In Your Area?


What is modern day slavery?

Please read and if you spot the signs described and are unsure or require advice, please contact us on 101.

Modern day slavery is an unseen crime that’s going unnoticed in our local communities. Whether that’s at a local hand car wash, a nail bar in town or even a village takeaway – slavery and trafficking is a growing cause for concern across the entire Humber region. 

Slavery is an umbrella term for activities involved when one person obtains or holds another person against their will in compelled service.

Someone is classed as a victim of slavery if they are:

Forced to work through mental or physical threat;

Owned or controlled by an 'employer', usually through mental or physical abuse or the threat of abuse;

Dehumanised, treated as a commodity or bought and sold as ‘property’;

Physically constrained or have restrictions placed on his/her freedom.

Spot the signs of modern day slavery 

There is no “standard” victim profile for modern day slavery. Victims can be men, women and children of all ages, but it is normally more prevalent amongst the most vulnerable – including minority groups or those who are socially excluded.

Potential victims might display any (or many) of the following signs:

Suffering from physical or psychological abuse, appearing withdrawn and looking dishevelled 
Never seen travelling alone
Avoiding eye contact and seeming reluctant to have a conversation
Appearing fearful of authorities – in particular, law enforcement
Seeming unfamiliar with the neighbourhood in which they are living and working 
Living in overcrowded accommodation
Having very few personal possessions
Having no access to personal ID documents
Being dropped off and collected at work every day - either very early, or very late 
Seemingly being under the influence of other people

We have seen an increase in shop theft in July and August (14 in total) all at local shops. In July, there were 25 offences of theft overall, which has reduced to 12 in August. Shops are being targetted  by people we believe to be local and with the support of the community, we might stand a chance at identifying some of them and bringin them to justice.

Although we have had a reduction overall, one shop in particular is sadly being targeted on Grimsby Road. If you happen to see suspcious or furtive behaviour, report this to us or the staff in the shops that you are in at the time.

We have patrols to cover the shift on earlies and late’s – and will visit twice per shift where demands allow to speak with staff and show presence when possible. We are working with the shops in order to try and prevent these thefts, but they are often low value and the suspects are in and out quickly which sometimes can prove difficult to identify them. We look at the security and CCTV at the stores and try to get them to consider changing layouts and product placement where possible.

Please ring 101/999 if you see something suspicious or you believe a crime is about to be committed or being in the progres sof being committed.

Drug dealing and drug misuse

Drugs are a major issue that every area of policing has to deal with. Across the Sidney Sussex ward there has been a notable increase in drug activity over the last few years and we have been acting on this with regular Misuse of Drugs Act warrants. If you believe you know an address or person that may be involved with drugs, then please get in touch and let us know. 

Where we have ASB, criminal activity and issues around an address, please let the police know. We work very closely with the council and can look at ways of tackling the ASB/drugs problems with house closures form problem houses.

We are actively disrupting the drug dealers that are targeting our vulnerable people within the ward area.

We are very keen for you to ring in on 101 to report drug activity in your area. Please note that with each report, we can work to build that bigger picture in order obtain a warrant from the local courts and we can then go to these houses and stop the activities.

Please call us with any information that you may have with regards to drugs activities - the more you report to us, the more we can do as there are many options at our disposal and we also continue to address this through Op Galaxy.

We have had great success this month - please click on the following link -

Child Criminal Exploitation

There has been a notable increase over the last few months of youths who are being coerced or threatened into crime and as such our team wishes to abolish Child Criminal Exploitation on the Sidney Sussex area. This would not be possible without every agency assisting, and as such we aim to be active on our ward and target addresses and people which have information being fed through. We will be available to ask advice about this matter and strive to do everything we can to prevent these types of offences taking place.

If you see children involved in drug dealing activities, chances are is that they are being exploited. Please ring it in to the police so we can try and protect this vulnerable group of our society. You may see drug dealing, we do too, but its the risk of serious harm to some of those doing this and by reporting we can put things in place to protect them.

Child Sexual Exploitation

This issue has been raised due to the heightened number of reported issues regarding Child Sexual Exploitation and is a priority that every officer aims to prevent. Prevention would not be possible without every agency assisting, and as such we aim to be active on our ward and target addresses and people which are involved, or have been involved. Our local officers will respond to every call regarding this matter effectively and will strive to get the best resolution for all parties affected. Information about this matter should be fed through either the 101 system or the GET IN TOUCH email link above as a matter of priority.

Last Updated 29 Aug 2020

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Where We Are Over The Next 6 Months

Saturday 3 Oct, 3:00pm – 4:00pmOnline Zoom - log in details to follow see local Social Media in week priorOnline Zoom Meeting with Local Commander Inspector Stephenson and Sgt Jacobs
Wednesday 7 Oct, 3:00pm – 4:00pmOnline Zoom Session see social media/MCA for log in details in week priorOnline Zoom Meeting with Local Commander Inspector Stephenson and Local Policing Sgt Healey

Get In Touch

You can contact us by email:
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.