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Filey, Ryedale and Whitby

Filey, Ryedale and Whitby police cover a very large area of North Yorkshire.

Filey and Eastfield

Each of the Filey and Eastfield beat managers has individual responsibility for a specific area. There are also seventeen patrol officers dedicated to the area who provide 24/7 cover. There are also resources such as roads policing who routinely patrol our communities. Our area is split into:

  • Scarborough Rural – From East Ayton along the A170 to Snainton and from Burniston along the A171 to Ravenscar and the area between.
  • Eastfield East of the dell, Cayton and Osgodby.
  • Eastfield West of the dell, the industrial estate, Crossgates and Seamer.
  • Filey town centre.
  • Hertford – including Hunmanby and  the four major holiday parks.

Over the next few years there are a number of large developments planned across our communities, which will see a large increase in our population. As with any large increase there is the potential for an increase in crime rates. Working alongside local partners, plans have been developed and are in place to continue proactively police and prevent crime in local community. Information provided by members of the community about crime and anti-social behaviour is key to the successful policing of these areas.

Andy Short
Filey and Eastfield Police Inspector

Ryedale

Situated between York and the Heritage Coastline of North Yorkshire, Ryedale is a predominantly rural area containing several market towns, numerous villages and isolated hamlets. Ryedale is the largest district in North Yorkshire. The main arterial roads through Ryedale are the A64 York to Scarborough road, the A170 Scarborough to Thirsk road and the A169 Malton to Whitby road.

Ryedale has a population of 51,700 and with 0.34 persons per hectare is ranked as having the 2nd lowest population density of all 326 local authorities in England. Ryedale has one of the lowest crime rates in the country and much work is undertaken to maintain this level and to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour further.

In order to ensure that we identify the correct priorities for Ryedale we take into account feedback from our local communities obtained through consultation surveys and are in constant engagement with our community and elected members. The Safer Ryedale Local Delivery Team brings together representatives from responsible authorities, who under section 17 of the Crime & Disorder Act 1998 have a duty to exercise their functions to prevent crime and disorder in their area. Their aim, in conjunction with partners including North Yorkshire Police is to improve public confidence and reassurance around crime and anti-social behaviour.

The summer months attract many visitors to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, Dalby Forest, NYM Railway, Flamingoland and Ryedale’s numerous summer events and shows.

Ryedale has numerous community watch and volunteer schemes which continue to grow. By working together with our community we are determined to retain North Yorkshire’s status as one of the safest places in England in which to live, work and visit and to gain further improvements in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.

Simon Jolly
Ryedale Police Inspector

Whitby

Whitby is situated on the North East Coast 20 miles north of Scarborough and is split by the river Esk. Whitby is a predominantly rural area containing several market towns, numerous villages and isolated hamlets. The main arterial roads through Whitby are the A171 Teesside to Scarborough road and the A169 Whitby to Malton road.
Whitby has a population of 13,213 and has a low crime rate. Much work is undertaken to maintain this level and to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour further.

In order to ensure that we identify the correct priorities for Whitby we take into account feedback from our local communities obtained through consultation surveys and are in constant engagement with our community and elected members. The Safer Communities Partnership Team based in Scarborough brings together representatives from responsible authorities, who under section 17 of the Crime & Disorder Act 1998 have a duty to exercise their functions to prevent crime and disorder in their area. Their aim, in conjunction with partners including North Yorkshire Police is to prevent crime, reduce re-offending, protect vulnerable people and improve victim care.

The summer months attract many visitors to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Attractions within the town include two Goth weekends a year, Folk Week and the Whitby Regatta.

Whitby has numerous community watch and volunteer schemes which continue to grow. By working together with our community we are determined to retain North Yorkshire’s status as one of the safest places in England in which to live, work and visit and to gain further improvements in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.

Simon Jolly
Whitby Police Inspector

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