We continue to monitor the aftermath of the disorder elsewhere in the country. To date, there are no reports of any similar incidents in North Yorkshire.
Temporary Deputy Chief Constable, Tim Madgwick, said: "Although North Yorkshire is currently considered at low risk of such incidents occurring, we are fully prepared should any incidents of this nature be reported. Anyone who attempts to disrupt our communities will be met with the full force of the law and will face swift justice.
"Residents can expect to see extra officers on patrol in their communities over the next 24 hours, as a combination of shift changes and contingency plans allow us to provide extra patrols to reassure our local communities."
Mr Madgwick added: "I would also like to reassure residents that North Yorkshire Police's capability and day-to-day policing is unaffected by the extra support we have provided to the Metropolitan Police Service.
"North Yorkshire's communities and policing needs are a priority, and mutual aid will only be considered if it does not impact on policing our own communities. Our current deployment of mutual aid is relative to our size and does not affect our operational capability."
Chairman of North Yorkshire Police Authority, Jane Kenyon, added: "Clearly, the events of the last two nights are disturbing and have no part in a civilised society. North Yorkshire Police have mobilised some resources to aid other parts of the country but I have to emphasise that they remain fully able to deal with any similar outbreak in our area and indeed with day to day policing needs.
"Those working within police service are sworn to protect life and property. The officers and staff who serve North Yorkshire and York do this with distinction day in, day out, and we are confident that they will rise to any challenges that present themselves.
"I am confident that members of the public will work with our officers to ensure that any intelligence of potential public unrest - however unlikely - is brought to the attention of North Yorkshire Police."
If you wish to report any suspicious activity or information, please call North Yorkshire Police on 0845 60 60 247. If you do not want to give your name, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
If your safety is under threat, you must dial 999.
4.07pm - 9 August 2011