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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 Philip Hinch
Insp Philip Hinch
Sgt 1972 Russ Whittle
Sgt 1972 Russ Whittle
Sgt 2580 Jonathan McCloud
Sgt 2580 Jonathan McCloud
PC 828 Steve Chapman
PC 828 Steve Chapman
PCSO 7520 Michal Placha
PCSO 7520 Michal Placha
PCSO 7561 Anita Groves
PCSO 7561 Anita Groves
PCSO 7737 Michael Kelly
PCSO 7737 Michael Kelly

Community Alerts

Police Surgery Mitchell Community Centre Goodrich Close HULL (Humberside Police)

Thursday, 20 Jan 2022 09:47
Humberside Police
Marine crime

Texas Synagogue Siege Update (Humberside Police)

Monday, 17 Jan 2022 15:55
Humberside Police
National news

Southcoates Lane - Burglary of a Garage (Humberside Police)

Monday, 17 Jan 2022 10:01
Humberside Police
Residential: Burglary alert

Police Drop In Mitchell Community Centre (Humberside Police)

Sunday, 16 Jan 2022 11:41
Humberside Police
Meeting notice

Police Surgery at Morrisons Supermarket Holderness Road (Humberside Police)

Thursday, 13 Jan 2022 10:29
Humberside Police
Meeting notice

RED TOP PARK (Humberside Police)

Wednesday, 5 Jan 2022 09:25
Humberside Police
Local news

What's Happening In Your Area?


Anti–Social Behaviour: Ward Area

We understand the community are concerned regarding Anti-Social Behaviour.

We have been working closely with local partners to identify those responsible whilst also seeing that changes are made to the local environment so as to design out the problems.

When suspects have been identified, proportionate action is being taken to hold them to account while also diverting them away from causing further issues. 

This work has assisted in an overall decrease of ASB reports. This is a great success and could not have been achieved without our partner agencies and the community as a whole.

We would also encourage the community to report any issues by calling Humberside Police on 101 (non-emergency number) or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

Humber Talking

Humber Talking is a way of connecting with the people we serve and understanding what’s important to them.

We have been visiting over 6500 households in the Southcoates Ward area and asking a number of questions.

For those we have been unable to speak to directly, information has been made available on how to take part in the survey. This has enabled us to find out how the community feel about the area and what is affecting your community.

On a very positive note the community are telling us that the Southcoates ward in a good area to live in, which is quiet, friendly with good amenities and good neighbours.

On another very positive note, the vast majority of residents have also informed us that they have no issues and believe that we be there if they needed us.

You said, we did.

Although very positive comments from the Southcoates Community, we are not resting on our laurels. We still of lots of work to do as we continue to serve our communities to make them safer and stronger.

We have also received feedback in relation to issues that are affecting the community. These issues have ranged from Anti-Social Behaviour, Speeding, drugs use and parking issues.

Regarding Anti-Social Behaviour we have recently dealt with a number of individuals both by way of prosecution and working with our partners. We have also been running Operation Yellowfin which has targeted issues involving individuals on motor cycles. We have seized a number of vehicles and prosecuted a number of individuals. I am pleased to inform you that we have seen over a 10% reduction in ASB.

Regarding speeding we have been working with our partners in order to reduce and education motorists. We have been working with local schools and involving the students in specific operations to educate motorists. This has been received very positively by both the schools and motorists.

We continue to develop intelligence and execute warrants regarding the use of drugs.

Our partners are aware of issues regarding parking in the Southcoates area and they are working hard to improve this issue where they can.


Drug use – Ward Area

We are aware of a number of reports of drug use in the ward area.

We are working with partner agencies and are patrolling the area on a regular basis.

We will continue to monitor and patrol the area and take appropriate action.

We would also encourage the community to report any issues by calling us on 101 (non-emergency number) or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

The Southcoates Team have been acting upon information received from the public regarding drug use in the ward area and we are targeting dealers by providing this information to the Courts and executing search warrants on problem addresses! We have had some cracking results thanks to your information. 

We have recently acted on information regarding drug dealing in the Portobello Street area and executed a misuse of drugs act warrant in the area. Please see above regarding further action in this area on the ASB section. 

Humberside Police have recently been targeting local dealers under operation DOON which has seen some great prison sentences.

When can I ride an e-scooter legally?

We know there’s still a lot of confusion about e-scooters, including where you can and can’t ride them. We’ve pulled together a helpful list of everything you need to know to combat some of the myths!

While e-scooters are legally available to purchase, it’s currently against the law to ride a privately owned e-scooter in any public place in the UK. This includes roads, pavements, parks, town centres or canal towpaths.
The only place a privately owned e-scooter can be used is on private land.

This is because e-scooters are classified as Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEVs) so they are treated as motor vehicles. As such, if they are used on a road, pavement or public place they are subject to the same legal requirements as any motor vehicle.

Here are the penalties for using a ‘motor vehicle’ on a road or other public place:

Without insurance - 6 points, £300 fine, seizure of the vehicle
Without a licence - penalty points, fine, seizure of the vehicle
Failing to comply with Construction & Use legislation - ranging from a non-endorsable fixed penalty to being reported to court for using in a dangerous condition
Impaired by alcohol/drugs - licence disqualification, fine or penalty points

We understand that e-scooters are very tempting for presents, but we would urge people to fully understand the law first.

If officers find anyone using e-scooters in a public place, the scooter may be seized, and the rider reported for any offences.

We would also urge anyone using an e-scooter legally - i.e. on private land - to carefully consider their safety before doing so. All riders should wear a helmet, younger riders particularly, would benefit from additional protective clothing such as knee and elbow pads to minimise injury.


Trials of rental electrical scooters (also known as e-scooters) are taking place in the UK.


Take a look at the below link for Info on the trials:


Police Surgeries 

Our regualar Police Surgeries are now being reintroduced after the COVID pandemic.

We are now available on every 3rd Tuesday Morning at ST JOHNS CHURCH, ROSMEAD STREET from 10:00 - 11:00 hours.















 Should you need to contact us for any non urgent help or advice then please feel free to contact any of our officers via 101 or you can email


Come along and speak to your local team!




Dear Resident

We are writing to you with regards to how you can access support and safeguard yourself against scams during the coronavirus outbreak.

Unfortunately not everyone out there is trustworthy and some people will try to take advantage of this unusual situation our society is facing and try to exploit people.

Listed below are some of the scams that you could be approached with, but please note that criminals and their scams come in all shapes and sizes, and they may contact you at the door, by phone, post or online:

Be aware of people offering miracle cures or vaccines for coronavirus – there is no specific treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19)
People impersonating healthcare workers, claiming to be offering ‘home-testing’ for coronavirus – this is a scam and these kits are not currently available to buy
Emails saying that you can get a refund on taxes, utilities or similar - they are usually bogus and they are just trying to obtain your bank and personal details
Fake products available to buy online that advise they can protect you or cure coronavirus - these will not help and are just designed to take your money
Mobile phone applications that claim to give you updates on the virus but instead, they lock your phone and demand a ransom
Calls from people purporting to be from your bank, or from the police, asking for your bank details over the phone
People offering to do you’re shopping or collecting medication and asking for money upfront and then disappearing

To avoid becoming a victim of a scam, we’ve please follow our tips and advice below:

Be cautious and listen to your instincts. Don’t be afraid to hang up, bin it, delete it or shut the door
Take your time; don’t be rushed
If someone claims to represent a charity, ask them for ID. Be suspicious of requests for money up front. Check with family and friends before accepting offers of helps if you are unsure
If you are online, be aware of fake news and use trusted sources such as or websites. Make sure you type the addresses in and don’t click on links in emails
Only purchase goods from legitimate retailers and take a moment to think before parting with money or personal information
Know who you’re dealing with - if you need help, talk to someone you know or get in touch with your local Council on the numbers below
Protect your financial information, especially from people you don’t know. Never give your bank card or PIN to a stranger

We know it can be difficult to know who to trust, and we hope this information helps you to feel more informed and more able to protect yourself against these types of scams.

If you’re online or have a mobile phone Facebook Community groups and WhatsApp groups can be great ways of staying in touch with those around you.

You can also sign up to Humberside Police’s My Community Alert at to receive updates straight to your mobile or email on what’s going on in your community.

To learn more about different types of scams and how to protect yourself and others, visit the National Trading Standards website  and complete the free online training.

If you’re not online, please see the telephone helpline numbers below if you need any help or advice:

If you think you’ve been scammed, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040
If you need advice, call the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 0808 223 1133
If you are in immediate danger, contact the police on 999



Last Updated 14 Jan 2022

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