Whitby has seen a particularly busy Spring and Summer which has resulted in an increase in certain crime groups across this command. My officers continue to maximize every opportunity to prevent and detect offences whilst ensuring that a first class service is provided to the communities that we serve.  

Specialist resources continue to be used to patrol key locations across this command and in particular the borders which have been vulnerable to travelling criminals.

The Neighbourhood Watch and Rural Watch Schemes have really taken off this year after some very productive meetings with key members of the community and going forward I would expect outcomes to show a reduction in crime and anti-social behaviour.

My priorities reflect those that are raised at local parish and town meetings and are as follows:     

  • Maximise the efficiency of resources to enable me to pro-actively tackle local priorities to include Thefts, Burglaries, Violent Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour
  • To develop sustainable partnership working thus ensuring that the communities are involved and informed of matters that directly affect the residents of the Whitby Safer Neighbourhood Area.
  • Maintain a visible presence in the district and ensure that the residents and visitors receive a first class service.
  • Tackle Criminality
  • Identify and respond to the vulnerable
  • Improve service delivery to the victims

"My aim is to deliver the best possible policing service across the District of Whitby with emphasis being on the Police and Crime Plan:

  • Reduce Harm
  • People First
  • More with Less
  • Fit for the future
  • To drive justice
  • Police UK 

 Inspector Andy Colbourne 

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