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.  

We have PCSO Abigail CHAMBERS 7812 joing us this month on Sidney Sussex Ward and PCSO Huxford has moved on to the Croft Baker Ward Area. I am sure you will see Abi out and about in the coming months where you will be able to discuss any issues going on in the area.

Coronovirus (Covid-19) update

TIER 3 - please click on the link below for Government advice on the regulations.

We encourage everyone to follow the Government guidance and remember #HandsFaceSpace.

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 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 7512 David Sewell
PCSO 7512 David Sewell
PCSO 7746 Simon Roberts
PCSO 7746 Simon Roberts
PCSO 7812 Abigail Chambers
PCSO 7812 Abigail Chambers

Community Alerts

Local NPT Zoom Meeting (Humberside Police)

Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021 13:27
Humberside Police
Local news

COVID SCAM ALERT (Humberside Police)

Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 12:01
Humberside Police
Cyber Alert

Zoom Meeting (Humberside Police)

Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 11:47
Humberside Police
Force Updates

Motorcycle surrender - An opportunity to help rid our streets of unwanted motorbikes (Humberside Police)

Monday, 11 Jan 2021 08:57
Humberside Police
Community Safety News

Zoom meeting reminder 15:00 Saturday 09-01-21 (Humberside Police)

Saturday, 9 Jan 2021 11:37
Humberside Police
Meeting notice

Crime Prevention: Safeguarding of your property (Humberside Police)

Wednesday, 6 Jan 2021 16:52
Humberside Police
General crime prevention message

This month our ward priorities are - 1) Drugs - dealing/selling - we want to know what's going on in your area. As a result of the information we get from members of the public, we are able to work towards obtaining and auctioning warrants at addresses in your area to deter others from doing the same. Please call us on 101 or contact crimestoppers with any information you might have. 2) Child Criminal Exploitation/Child Sex Exploitation - please see our web page for further information on this topic, but again, if you have any information, concerns or worries around this issues, please contact us on 101 or via crimestoppers. 3) Protecting Vulnerable people - there are lots of vulnerable people around us and some times it is hard to see them and also get them the help that they might need. Vulnerabilities come in many forms; it could be age related (any age), mental health or health issues, disabilities, loneliness and many others. If you know someone that might require some help and assistance, please contact us and we can visit them, put the appropriate referrals in to get them on a path to help and/or recovery and safeguarding them in the process.

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

COVID-19 - ***TIER 3***

COVID-19 is an international panademic which is affecting society and it's ability to function normally.

You neighbourhood policing team are hear to advise and protect the community as much as possible whilst we are working through the pandemic.

Please contact your neighbourhood policing team should you have any questions - Please make yourselves aware of the Tier system - NE LINCS are Tier 3 currently and the rest of Lincolnshire is Tier 4.

Follow the Tier 3 restrictions which can be found on the website for further information.

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.

We are currently working with a number of children from within the local area who are recieving support from the local policing team in conjucntion with a number of partner agencies, whom we work closely with.

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.

House Closures

If you are aware of a property, containing persons that are causing problems, we can investigate under the Anti social Behaviour aspect of policing with a view to looking at closing a property for a period of three months, if it is persistent for example. These powers are also open to the council and housing. this involves gathering evidence to take to court  to discuss the activities that might have taken place.


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

Last Updated 4 Jan 2021

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Where We Are Over The Next 6 Months

Thursday 28 Jan, 3:00pmCommunity Zoom Meeting, Meeting number 784 8299 6784. Meeting ID 3PnwhHSidney Sussex Community Zoom Meeting

Get In Touch

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.