CHECK out our new-look Neighbourhood Policing Team website – and take a tour with one of our tiny officers.
Tiny because high technology means we have given neighbourhood police officers an extra role – acting as miniature guides to the public.
Seven officers spent the day filming introductions to the site and answering questions about their respective jobs.
The short clips have been loaded onto the website and can be accessed by clicking on mini images of the officers.
Visitors to the site can select 10 of the force’s most frequently asked questions on topics such as anti-social behaviour and recruitment, which are answered by officers.
The Neighbourhood Policing Team website – www.westyorkshire.police.uk/npt – features direct phone numbers and email addresses plus photographs of officers policing your area.
And it features the latest news from them about what they have been doing.
Here are some of the most recent snippets.
A youth has been arrested from the Deighton Centre playing field for using a golf club to hit golf balls at houses on Deighton Road. One house suffered a smashed front window and golf balls were also recovered from the gardens of several other houses.
Members of The Valley’s NPT attended Huddersfield Magistrates Court to give evidence against a youth who had been causing antisocial behaviour in the Milnsbridge area. This resulted in the youth receiving a three-year exclusion zone from the area and a three-year Anti Social Behaviour order. This was an excellent result, sending the message out that consistent antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated.
Residents in the Norwood Road area of Birkby have expressed concern over speeding motorists, usually young drivers in the evening and antisocial behaviour on the children’s play area. Patrols have been made and several youths advised. One arrest was made by the local team for drunk and disorderly behaviour in the street. Regular patrols will continue.
Huddersfield town centre NPT with assistance from partner agencies has taken positive action in regards to the increasing numbers of rough sleepers in the town centre. With the help of partner agencies we have located accommodation housing in the Leeds area for the rough sleepers, allowing them to receive the help that they need so they can start to rebuild their lives.
PCSO Alison Midgley is organising a “Horse Watch” for The Valleys area. Anyone who owns a riding school or stables or who owns a horse and wishes to find out more about the scheme please contact Alison direct on 01484 436855.