Local News - North Yorkshire Police Launch New Campaign


'Local communities play a key role'

Inspector Jon Grainge, of North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce, said North Yorkshire is the largest single county force in England, and the police are proud of the work they do to keep rural areas safe.

“However, we cannot be everywhere, so information and intelligence from local communities plays a key role in the fight against crime. That can come from our fantastic Watch scheme volunteers, or from our Community Messaging system, but also from simple calls from members of the public,” Insp Grainge said.

“Local residents are the best people to recognise when something is not quite right – and if that’s the case, we’d like to hear about it. Please report anything suspicious to the police using the 101 phone number. Even if it doesn’t need an immediate response, every piece of information helps us build up a picture and could prove vital in bringing criminals to justice.”

North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce works alongside colleagues, partners and volunteers to increase engagement with rural communities, target criminals who offend in rural areas, and provide bespoke crime prevention advice to those at risk of criminality.