We regularly issue press releases to highlight current news and appeals. This month's releases appear in this section - older items are moved to the archive section.
New releases will appear at the top of the page; older items will be towards the bottom. All press releases are issued by the Corporate Communications Directorate, except those marked with an asterisk, which are issued by our partners.
Police are appealing for the public's help to locate a car which they believe is parked in the Scarborough area.
The detective leading the review into the Claudia Lawrence investigation has praised the public support for the fresh appeals for information.
North Yorkshire Police were called at around 11.05am on Thursday 17 April 2014 after a man's body was found in the River Ouse at Skeldergate Bridge in York.
North Yorkshire Police were called at around 3.55pm on Wednesday 16 April, after reports that workmen on the new Park and Ride site at Askham Bar, York, had found what is believed to be an old world war mortar shell.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was seriously injured in Thirsk.
Bedale police are appealing for information after an act of criminal damage at a school in the town.
Scarborough police are appealing for the public's assistance following an act of arson in the town.
York police are urging residents to be vigilant as the warmer weather and lighter nights attract opportunist thieves.
Detectives are appealing for information after a burglary and theft of jewellery near Richmond.
Whitby police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with a large fight at a Whitby pub.
Police are appealing for the public's help to locate a treasured family pet dog.
Detectives are urging residents to be vigilant after a number of rural properties in the Northallerton area were targeted in a credit card scam.
A York man has been jailed for six years after he admitted stealing £1.2m from Beneden Healthcare Society in York where he was employed as head of finance.
Police are advising people to ensure they check the identity of police officers calling at their home following the theft of a car containing a police staff uniform and identity card.
Richmond police are thanking a vigilant member of the public following the recovery of a piece of stolen plant near the town.
Observed motorcycle rides, a free buffet and an opportunity to win VIP tickets to the Cock of the North road races are just some of the items on offer at a motorcycle road safety day organised by North Yorkshire Police and its road safety partners.
Selby police are appealing for information after a theft of golfing equipment near the town.
Scarborough police are appealing for information after a 43-year-old local man was assaulted on Valley Road on Friday afternoon.
York police are appealing for help to trace a man who smashed a car window by head-butting it.
Skipton police are appealing for drivers who were travelling along the A65 between Long Preston and Kirkby Lonsdale on the morning of Thursday 10 April 2014 to contact them.
Police investigating a burglary at Alne Cricket Club in Alne near Easingwold are appealing for information.
Police are warning members of the public not to give their bank card personal identification number (PIN) to anyone after bogus bank officials have stolen thousands of pounds by tricking customers into handing over their PIN.
Observed motorcycle rides, a free buffet and a prize quiz are just some of the items on offer at a motorcycle road safety day organised by North Yorkshire Police and its road safety partners.
Officers from North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire County Council and the City of York have joined a national campaign to stamp out doorstep crime.
Police in North Yorkshire are warning cyclists visiting the area to take care on the county's roads following a serious collision at the weekend.
North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information about an attempted burglary which occurred in Escrick near Selby at some point over the past two days.
A puppy who was donated to North Yorkshire Police in memory of York officer, PC Keith Pattison, is now a fully qualified crime-fighter.
Police are appealing for information after an outboard motor was stolen from a boat in Whitby.
Below are the enforcement locations for North Yorkshire Police's mobile safety cameras for week commencing Wednesday 9 April 2014.
North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a bungalow was burgled on Flaxley Road in Selby.
York police are offering reassurance and appealing for information after two suspicious incidents in the city.
Selby police are appealing for witnesses and information about a burglary at a house on Leeds Road in Thorpe Willoughby.
Selby police have successfully applied for the temporary closure of a town centre pub.
Malton police are appealing for information after a theft from a car in the town.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a wall was vandalised at Thirsk School.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a hit-and-run collision in Scarborough.
Scarborough police are appealing for information after an act of criminal damage in the town.
North Yorkshire Police are asking people from the Scarborough area to come forward with any information about the late Peter Jaconelli - a prominent local businessman and former Mayor of Scarborough - as part of an ongoing investigation into historic sexual abuse.
Malton police are investigating a caravan theft near the town.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was assaulted in York.
Richmond police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in the town.
Scarborough police have arrested a man wanted for failing to appear at magistrates' court.
Police are appealing for information after garages were broken into in the village of Gristhorpe near Filey.
A man has today - Monday 7 April 2014 - been sentenced to 34 years' imprisonment at Leeds Crown Court for a "brutal" York murder.
Harrogate police are appealing to bus passengers to come forward following an incident on the 2A bus to Bilton on 28 February 2014.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglary at a farm in Great Broughton.
York police have issued an image of a man they would like to speak after two York men were assaulted in Kuda nightclub on Clifford Street in December.
Scarborough police are appealing for information after a Honda Jazz was broken into while parked outside the Weston Hotel on the Esplanade between 3.45am and 3.55am on Friday 4 April 2014.
Whitby police have issued an urgent appeal following an overnight break-in at Wilf Noble Building Supplies on Sneaton Lane, Ruswarp.
A Leeds man has today (4 April 2014) been sentenced to eight years' imprisonment and an indefinite Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) for sexual offences against seven boys.
Police searching for a man who was seen to enter the River Ouse in the early hours of Thursday 3 April 2014 can confirm that he is a serving soldier based in York.
Scarborough police are appealing for information after a theft from a car in the town.
North Yorkshire Police has made a voluntary referral to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) concerning the way in which the force recorded and responded to reports it received against two men regarding child sex abuse were handled.
Special Constables from North Yorkshire Police will be blitzing crime and antisocial behaviour across the county as part of a National Specials' Weekend.
Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan and North Yorkshire Police have welcomed the response to a recruitment campaign for Special Constables.
Skipton police are appealing for information after two burglaries near the town.
North Yorkshire Police are supporting a campaign by colleagues in Lancashire to raise awareness of the dangers of riding a motorbike while tired.
Police are appealing for information after a phone was stolen from a member of staff at The Clinic in Newbiggin, Malton.
North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information damage caused to a vehicle in the village of Great Habton near Pickering.
Scarborough police are appealing for witnesses to a collision on Westbourne Grove in Scarborough on Monday 30 March 2014.
North Yorkshire Police were alerted at 2.28am on Thursday 3 April 2014, after a member of the public reported seeing a man in the River Ouse near Ouse Bridge in York.
Below are the enforcement locations for North Yorkshire Police's mobile safety cameras for week commencing Wednesday 3 April 2014.
Police are investigating after a suspected arson in a farmer's field in York.
A York man who lived an indulgent lifestyle through the proceeds of his drug dealing was jailed yesterday for three years and nine months at York Crown Court.
Police have released CCTV images of two women they would like to speak to in connection with a shop theft in Stokesley.
Police investigating a robbery on Layerthorpe, York, involving an elderly woman and her daughter are asking for the public's help to identify a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.
Police in Cross Hills near Skipton are appealing for information after a Volkswagen van was stolen from an industrial estate on Skipton Road.
UPDATE - pillion passenger named in fatal motorcycle collision
North Yorkshire Police is holding an engagement event for motorcyclists in Helmsley this Sunday, 6 April 2014.