As you may know, work by the Police & Crime Commissioner, Keith Hunter (PCC) and the Chief Constable of Humberside Police Lee Freeman (CC) has led to a large scale recruitment of Police Officers. This has resulted in an increase of 20% in Police Officer numbers in the East Riding alone.
In addition to boosting the existing Patrol Teams (those officers who respond to calls for service) and CID Officers, there are now increases being introduced in the East Riding Neighbourhood Policing Teams. These include new dedicated Beat Managers for Hessle, Cottingham and Market Weighton and the introduction of a Rural Crime Team, which will be a Sergeant and four PC’s who will focus on rural crime across the East Riding and be based in Driffield.
Both the Commissioner and the Chief Constable are keen to ensure that local communities are involved in setting the priorities for these policing teams and with these new resources soon to be in place it is important that they are dealing with policing matters which are of a concern to the communities they serve.
The link below leads to a very short survey we are asking you as members of rural Parish Councils, Neighbourhood Watch and/or Farm Watch to complete and submit before the 28th January 2021. The survey asks you to select your top 3 three rural policing issues from a short list. It literally takes two minutes. We recognise that areas will have different issues so the survey also asks for the first four digits of your post code to help us understand and plan effectively.
This is a real opportunity for you as residents to influence policing activity in the future.