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Coronovirus (Covid-19) update

We encourage everyone to follow the Government guidance and #StayAlertSaveLives. 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.

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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 Richard Mirfin
Insp Richard Mirfin
Sgt 2125 Shane Jackson
Sgt 2125 Shane Jackson
PC 1432 Megan Garrod
PC 1432 Megan Garrod
PC 2088 Steven Stewart
PC 2088 Steven Stewart
PC 337 Stef Parker
PC 337 Stef Parker
PCSO 7538 Phil Barton
PCSO 7538 Phil Barton
PCSO 7709 Richard Lawson
PCSO 7709 Richard Lawson
PCSO 7878 Charlotte Prendergast
PCSO 7878 Charlotte Prendergast

Community Alerts

Residential shed Burglaries (Humberside Police)

Thursday, 9 Jul 2020 10:01
Humberside Police
General crime prevention message

Success of Operation Ardle on Town Ward (Humberside Police)

Wednesday, 1 Jul 2020 13:48
Humberside Police
Good news

Crime Prevention Advice (Humberside Police)

Monday, 29 Jun 2020 13:26
Humberside Police
Vehicle crime

Operation Yellowfin (Humberside Police)

Saturday, 20 Jun 2020 11:38
Humberside Police
Residential: Anti-social behaviour

Op Yellowfin is revving up in Northern Lincolnshire (Humberside Police)

Monday, 8 Jun 2020 14:00
Humberside Police
Good news

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

Saturday, 6 Jun 2020 08:53
Humberside Police
Force Updates

What's Happening In Your Area?

Details

Shop Theft – Scunthorpe Town Centre

Shop theft- Great News! PC 2088 Stewart has managed to secure funding for SelectaDNA. Officers will be attending High Street stores and disgusing the concept. The advanced Forensic marking will hopefully reduce shop theft in the Town Centre.

Shop theft in the vicinity of the High Street remains Town Ward’s highest demand, with Boots being the top victim location. We currently conduct retails surveys with stores and make recommendations regarding how they can protect themselves from theft.

We deal with shop theft offenders as a priority and are currently applying for a number of Criminal Behaviour Orders on our most prolific offenders.

Shop Theft Evidence Packs have been delivered to stores to make shop theft detection and investigation a swift process.

The Police are also currently consulting on the introduction of Smart Water in our highest demand stores. This will assist us in protecting stores, detecting offenders and ensuring prosecutions.

The High Street is patrolled by local officers and PCSOs daily.

Sex Work – West Street

Sex work on West Street has remained a priority for the Town Ward Team since 2019 due to concerns from local residents.

29 of women working in the West Street area were victim to at least one robbery, sexual or VATP offence in 2019; 100% misuse substances and many are homeless. With the support of Police, Blue Door have obtained funding to launch a Re:Set programme of support for women involved in sex work. The Police refer all women into the service so that they can access support agencies and be supported to change their way of life.

The Police are also committed to protecting the community, local school, children’s centre and businesses. We recognise the impact sex work has on the community and will not tolerate daytime sex working. Sex workers found working in daylight hours are being dealt with by Police by way of Community Protection Warnings and referrals into the local support service for sex working women, Re:Set.

In addition to this, the Town Team are also tackling kerb crawlers who exploit the women involved. In July, a further seven kerb crawlers were processed for exploiting the females involved in on-street sex work. The majority of these offenders have been banned from entering the exclusion zone including West Street, parts of Frodingham Road, Wells Street, Berkeley Street and Allanby Street. Persons are also not permitted to associate or communicate, indirectly or directly with any sex worker.

Drug Dealing 

The Town team are always gathering intelligence relating to drug dealing, both on-street and from local addresses.

In June, a further warrant was executed at 30 Cole Street, and a closure order was served, closing the property for 3 months! A great result which was welcomed by the local community.

We are patrolling Memorial Gardens as a priority following reports of drug dealing, and performing stop searches on the offenders involved.

Additional addresses of interest were also tackled in June through drug warrants by Operation Galaxy. Keep coming back for further details and updates, and please report any suspicious activity to the team by calling us on 101.

Last Updated 10 Jul 2020

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