TRAIN passengers travelling in and out of Huddersfield this week will be given advice about crime prevention.
British Transport Police (BTP) neighbourhood policing teams will be on the trains as part of the Home Office-sponsored Not In My Neighbourhood Week.
The week is designed to highlight efforts to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour and to make communities safer.
On Thursday, the BTP will be patrolling trains between York and Huddersfield to target thieves, talk to passengers about any concerns and provide crime reduction and safety advice.
Chief Insp David Oram said: “Stations and trains are an important part of community life.
“Railways connect people to their families, friends, shops and all aspects of their work and social lives.
“They are key to the very fabric of our communities and when anti-social behaviour and crime affect them, they affect all of us.
“Neighbourhood teams are there to improve the quality of life for all those who use or work on the railways.”
BTP has 55 NPTs consisting of police officers and police community support officers.
They are responsible for particular lines or groups of stations and are supported by response officers who deal with the emergency calls.
Chief Insp Oram added: “Our activities during Not In My Neighbourhood Week are designed to show just some of the work that is being done to make the railway a safe environment as well as offering passengers and staff valuable crime reduction and safety advice.”
“People may not immediately think of the railway as a neighbourhood and, as such, may wonder why BTP is involved in this initiative.
“But, in reality, the stations and trains are all miniature communities – often with the same people in the same places at the same times each and every day.”