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