This month, Sgt David Lonsdale tells readers what the Goole policing team have been up to in order to keep us all safe.
In September my team alongside the road policing team have taken part in a day of action in Goole focusing on the “fatal 4” offences.
The “fatal 4” are considered the four biggest dangers whilst driving and have contributed to the 165,100 road casualties in the UK in 2018. These offences are inappropriate speed, using a mobile phone while driving, not wearing a seat belt and drink driving.
These reports will result in sanctions from fines to court appearances. A total of three vehicles were seized and a number of drugs searches and breath tests completed.
This continues to be one of our priorities as the results from our recent Humber Talking Surveys suggested that traffic offences, particularly speeding, was an area of concern among residents.
This month will also see the beginning of operation Galileo and operation Checkpoint. These operations focus on day time poaching offences and rural crime including theft of farming machinery etc… The local Goole community policing team looks after a considerable area and much of this falls with the definition of “rural”. These areas are often a target for organised groups of poachers who attend from hundreds of miles away to partake in the so-called sport and gamble considerable amounts of money. It causes a great deal of concern to residents in these areas and they are considered more vulnerable due to the isolated locations.
We will take positive action towards anyone caught committing these offences and use the full extent of the law to disrupt this activity as much as possible.
Lastly, Humber Talking surveys will be beginning in the Old Goole area soon. Officers will visit each household and we ask that if you have any concerns they are raised.
If you are not available on the day a card will be left at your address to explain how you can make us aware of your concerns.