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This month, Inspector Jon Powell wants to update the community on the police’s latest priorities and what they are doing to make people safe and catch criminals when they commit offences.

As a police force we want to prevent crime and disorder from happening in the first place.

Of course we want to catch criminals when they commit offences, but I believe if we can prevent an offence from taking place in the first place, people will be safer and there will be fewer victims.

Our Neighbourhood Policing Team is dedicated to solving problems by working with our communities to keep people safe, protect vulnerable people and prevent crime.

We regularly meet with partners to ensure we address local issues, deal with individuals and solve problems effectively. Some of the partners include Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, Youth and Family Support, Housing Officers, Environmental Health and the East Riding Anti-Social Behaviour Team. We share information and resources to deal with local neighbourhood issues, particularly those identified as causing the most harm in the community.

To ensure we understand what our communities need, we have been busy going door-to-door as part of our Humber Talking initiative, inviting people to have a conversation with us about what matters to them and what their concerns are.

We know how reassuring it is to members of our community to see officers out on the beat and therefore we’re doing everything we can to ensure that the Neighbourhood Team Officers are out and about as much as possible.  Occasionally we will publicise this and invite members of the public to join us on a “patch walk”.  This gives people in the community the opportunity to come and meet our officers. We need the public to help us.  If you are a victim of crime, or witness crime or anti-social behaviour then please report it and give us the opportunity to do something about it.

Please navigate the site below to select your local community. You can instantly find out more about your local Neighbourhood Policing Team, see how you can get involved in shaping our activities, find out more about what the team are doing and see some of our recent appeals for support and examples of our good work.

www.humberside.police.uk/teams/goole-south

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