THE West Yorkshire Neighbourhood Policing Team website has been revamped.
It has the names of all the officers for your areas along with phone numbers, which means you can talk directly to an officer who patrols your patch.
The site also means the officers can put information directly on it about how they are dealing with crime and anti-social behaviour issues in their areas.
The inspector for each area is clearly named; regard him as the chief constable for your neighbourhood.
Here is a flavour of the service the officers are giving.
Firstly the Holmfirth and Meltham areas, which are policed by The Valleys Neighbourhood Policing Team.
A youth was arrested at the Sands Recreation Grounds in Holmfirth for breaking his Anti-Social Behaviour Order (Asbo). He was later bailed pending further inquiries.
A Police Community Support Officer on patrol on Helme Lane in Meltham seized an illegal off-road motorbike, which will be destroyed.
A paintball gun was seized from a youth after reports of a group in a car driving around the Thongsbridge area firing at buildings. The group has now been identified and investigations are continuing.
An NPT patrol came across a group of youths at Honley Bridge. The group ran away, but after a short chase they were stopped. Police confiscated 23 containers of alcohol from them and warned the youths about their behaviour.
Pc Claire Oakes and officers from the Liversedge NPT carried out a drugs warrant at a house on Firthcliffe Parade and found some cannabis. A 21-year-old man was later charged with possession.
There has been a spate of anti- social behaviour incidents in the Beck Lane area of Heckmondwike. Several youths have thrown stones, at residents’ cars.
Pc Oakes and Pc Nick O'Melia arrested a 14-year-old boy for causing criminal damage to a car on Beck Lane. He admitted the offence and will be given a final warning by Dewsbury Youth Offending Team.
Customers and workers Heckmondwike Sports Centre have reported abusive and intimidating behaviour, drug-dealing and graffiti.
Police are conducting regular patrols in the area to tackle the problem and Kirklees Young People’s Service has been doing work there to divert them into something more constructive.
All this goes to show that if you report criminal and anti-social behaviour it will be investigated by NPT officers.
Access the NPT website through the main West Yorkshire Police website or directly at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/npt
Simply put in your postcode and it will reveal which NPT covers your area and how to contact the officers. And, of course, you can pass information onto them about criminals and anti-social behaviour in your neighbourhood.