North Yorkshire Police will be giving crime and fire prevention advice to allotment holders in York today. It's part of the ongoing York Allotments Against Crime campaign to raise awareness of security issues.
Officers will be on hand to security mark allotment tools and property, so that if items are stolen they can be returned more quickly. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service will also be present at larger allotment sites to offer fire safety advice and undertake fire prevention health checks.
Marking your property is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself from being a victim of crime, and last year’s tool marking events in York were a great success.
When a criminal spots the permanent unique number on one of the thousands of items we have already marked, they will know straight away that it is too hot to handle. If the worst happened and something was stolen, marked property is far harder to sell on, and we are much more likely to be able to return it to you if we recover it.
We’re really pleased to be working closely with our colleagues at City of York Council and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, as well as local residents themselves, to help make people and property in York even safer.
The Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police, Dave Jones, has been appointed new interim Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police.Read the full story ›
A new booklet has been launched by North Yorkshire Police aimed at making more information available to victims of crime.
The booklet brings together in one place pieces of information surrounding victim care, which were previously provided in a range of different leaflets.
The booklets will be given to victims by police officers when they visit them for the first time.
I want victims to feel confident that North Yorkshire Police will ensure the emotional and practical needs of victims are met and that we will provide the best possible service at all times.
We believe this new booklet provides victims with all of the information they need. The information is clear and presented in a way which will help guide victims through their criminal justice journey.
I cannot stress just how important it is for victims to feel assured that the police, and other criminal justice partners, are there to support them in their situation.
Our teams of officers will provide knowledge and expertise every step of the way and we encourage victims to contact the officer in their particular case if they have any questions or queries.
North Yorkshire school pupils have taken part in a dance and drama event which encourages young people to stay away from drugs and alcohol.Read the full story ›
Following a decision by Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan to move the North Yorkshire Police headquarters to central Northallerton, she has confirmed that the current Newby Wiske headquarters site is up for sale.
The new police headquarters will be Alverton Court in Northallerton, the former Rural Payments Agency building.
Newby Wiske Hall, The Grade II-listed country home, has served as North Yorkshire Police’s headquarters for nearly 40 years. Prior to its current use, Newby Wiske served as a training centre for the old North Riding Constabulary from 1954.
The police are due to move to their new building in autumn 2017, and will accept interest on the current site from all interested parties.
One of the first commitments I made on taking up office was to move North Yorkshire Police out of the expensive and largely unsuitable Newby Wiske site into more accessible accommodation, better suited to a modern police service."
A new puppy has joined North Yorkshire Police and begun the process which could see her one day qualify as a fully-fledged police dog. The four-month old Belgian Malinois joined the force a few weeks ago - and has been named 'Diesel' in honour of the police dog killed in Paris last month.
She has been assigned to a volunteer puppy walker who will care for her, and ensure she gains experience of a variety of situations, including socialising with people and other animals, busy traffic, crowds of people and loud noises.
Such exposure at an early stage is vital for her to progress through to her basic training, and ultimately become a Police Dog.
As she grows and throughout her training period, Diesel will be continually assessed for her temperament, personality and suitability as a police dog.
The name Diesel was chosen out of respect for the police dog that died in a raid on an apartment block in Saint Denis, Paris, in November. The death touched us all, and having the name live on is a wonderful way to respect Diesel's memory.
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance has been called to a serious collision at Castle Car Park in Tower Street, York. North Yorkshire Police are asking people to avoid the area while they deal with the incident.
North Yorkshire Police have written a letter to Father Christmas asking for people to "lock up and light up." The force says it will be working hard over the festive period to keep people safe, and it hopes that everyone will do their bit by locking their doors and watching out for their property.
Police Dog Meg will be joining North Yorkshire Police's battle against drugs and weapons.
Well done PD Meg, who is now a fully licensed narcotics, cash and firearms detection dog for North Yorkshire Police!