OUR neighbourhood policing teams (NPTs) do an excellent job.
The idea behind neighbourhood policing is to have dedicated resources for local areas, with teams of officers, special constables, community support officers, wardens and others using intelligence to catch more criminals.
And it is about developing a relationship between the police and the public based on active co-operation.
Your local NPTs can be the first point of contact for you on a range of issues, especially concerns regarding ongoing, low-level crime and antisocial behaviour.
To this end, it is worth reminding residents of Huddersfield how you can get in touch with your NPTs.
Huddersfield North NPT serves the Kirklees Council wards of Ashbrow, Greenhead and Lindley. They are led by acting Inspector Gareth Crossley.
They can be contacted on email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01484 436906.
There are two PACT (Police and Communities Together) meetings coming up where you have the chance to discuss issues with the neighbourhood policing team.
They are at Huddersfield Town Hall from 7pm on November 24 and at the Birkby Library on Wasp Nest Road from 7pm on December 14.
Huddersfield South NPT, led by Insp Adrian Waugh, covers Dalton, Kirkheaton, Newsome, Lowerhouses, the town centre, Lockwood, Crosland Moor, Netherton, Almondbury and Lepton.
Email ea.southnpt@westyork shire.pnn.police.uk, or call 01484 436672.
The next PACT meeting is at Primrose Hill Community Church on Wood Lane, Newsome, at 6.30pm on Thursday, December 3.
For more information you can visit www.westyorkshire.police.uk/npt
We need your help to trace the man pictured in connection with a theft at a farm stables on Helme Lane in Meltham.
The offence happened between 2pm and 3.30pm on October 20.
The thief or thieves went into an open office and took a Moda In Pelle leather studded handbag containing a Jane Shilton purse.
The man wanted for questioning has spiked brown hair and was seen to drive away in a Blue Ford Ka.
Anyone who recognises the man pictured should call police on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.