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You can contact the team via email at Harrogate.Town@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or to speak to an Neighbourhood team member about an on going cases ring 101, selection option 2 and dial in the team members collar number, shown below before their name.

For all other enquires please ring 101 and selection option 1 and always report crime through either 101 or in emergencies through 999.

Benjamin Ralston

Sergeant 1689 Benjamin Ralston

I am one of three Neighbourhood Policing Team Sergeants for Harrogate and have been in this role since Easter 2017. I have 12 years’ service, all with North Yorkshire Police, having previously worked in Harrogate, Ripon and Skipton. I jointly lead a team of 8 Police Officers and 17 Police Community Support Officers and have the additional responsibility for the Police Management of matches at Harrogate Town Football Club. I'm also the district single point of contact for Safeguarding against Child Sexual Exploitation.

Sergeant 1543 Alex Sellars

I am one of three Neighbourhood Policing Team Sergeants for Harrogate. I joined North Yorkshire Police in 2003 and worked on the response and proactive teams in Harrogate and Knaresborough. I moved to neighborhood policing in Harrogate in 2007 where I was responsible for the Hookstone and Granby wards and remained here until 2013 when I was promoted to Sergeant. I went on to work at Harrogate, Ripon, Knaresborough and Boroughbridge on the response teams before moving to work in the custody department in 2016. I returned to Neighborhood policing in August 2018.

Sergeant 838 Andrew Tiffany

I am one of three Neighbourhood Policing Team Sergeants for Harrogate. As well as supervising a team of Police Constables and Police Community Support Officers, I am the lead for County-Lines safeguarding and coordinating the Neighbourhood Policing Teams response to Anti-Social Behaviour. I joined North Yorkshire Police in 1996, worked as a Constable in Harrogate covering the Starbeck Beat and then as a Community Beat Officer for Oatlands. I was promoted to Sergeant in 2004 and remained at Harrogate until I was posted to Ripon in 2007. I was then posted to Skipton in 2009 before returning to Ripon in 2010 as Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant. In 2019 I moved to my current role as Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant in Harrogate.
Kelvin Troughton

PC 1544 Kelvin Troughton

I am a Neighbourhood Policing Team Constable aligned to the Harrogate Town Ward. I have been a police officer with North Yorkshire police since 2003. During that time I have worked in Ripon and Harrogate initially on response then latterly on the neighbourhood team. I am also a fully trained Project Servator officer.
Zoe Langley

PC 1775 Zoe Langley

I am a Neighbourhood Policing Team Constable aligned to the Harrogate Town Ward. I have served as a police officer for North Yorkshire Police since 2009. During this time I have always been based in the Harrogate area, initially working on the Response and Reassurance team however, in later years on the Neighbourhood Policing team.

PC 72 Xavi Lopez

I am a Neighbourhood Policing Team Constable aligned to the Granby & Starbeck Wards. I joined North Yorkshire Police on the Harrogate neighbourhood team in 2009 and was the beat manager for Starbeck Ward for 3 years. I have since enjoyed several years as a response officer, again in Harrogate. I re-joined the NPT in May 2019 and have taken on responsibility for Starbeck, Granby and Hookstone wards. I am delighted to be back dedicated to working on the neighbourhood team.

PC 747 Joe Moore

I am a Neighbourhood Policing Team Constable aligned to the Bilton & Woodfield Wards. I have worked for the Police Service since 2012 starting out as a Special Constable for Thames Valley Police, I did this whilst completing a Degree in Policing. In 2016 I then joined Thames Valley Police as a Police Constable where I remained working as a response officer until 2019. In 2019 I then joined North Yorkshire Police to work in Harrogate where I joined the Neighbourhood Policing Team.

PC 799 Paul Harwood

I am a Neighberhood Policing Team Constable aligned to the Jennyfields and New Park wards. During my Police service I have worked in many different roles which include; Response, Neighbourhoods, Public order and Domestic Violence.

PC 919 Colin Steele

I am the Neighbourhood Policing Constable with responsibility for the Rossett, Oatlands, Stray and Pannal Wards. I am a recent transferee into North Yorkshire Police, with over five years’ service in the Police. My previous role was in the British Transport Police, working both on response and within the Operations Support Unit.
Scott Atkinson

PCSO 3508 Scott Atkinson

I am the Police Community Support Officer aligned to the Hookstone Ward. I joined North Yorkshire Police in 2013 and since then I have become a fully trained domestic violence officer, property marking trained using the dot peen machine and I also deliver workshops to raise awareness of Prevent. I have also partaken in a six month secondment in the Harrogate Community Safety Hub working with various partners and agencies tackling anti-social behaviour and low level crime.

PCSO 4119 John Allen

I am the Police Community Support Officer aligned to the Stray Ward and also the secondary contact for the Rural villages. I am well known to the Harrogate community having worked for North Yorkshire Police for 34 years. Both as a Police Traffic Warden for 23 years, which has given me a wide experience of dealing with Parking issues. I have carried across this experience with me when I changed jobs to become a police community support officer in October 2006. As a PCSO I have increased my service to the Stray community by being trained as a Domestic Violence safeguarding officer offering personal safety and security advice to victims. I have had experience in marking property, I have worked alongside The Neighbourhood Watch association to help set up a number of successful Neighbourhood watches. When patrolling Stray ward I like to carry out the patrol on foot to provide reassurance to the residents of Stray Ward.
Mark Emsley

PCSO 3542 Mark Emsley

I am the Police Community Support Officer aligned to the Granby Ward and also the secondary contact for the Starbeck ward. Having covered Granby for the majority of my 14 years of service with North Yorkshire Police I am well known to the community and partner agencies and generally patrol the ward on cycle providing high visibility and reassurance. I am on the management committee at the Fairfax Community centre; regularly attend Harrogate High School as well as the 2 local primary schools on the ward St Roberts and Willow Tree. I am a trained Domestic Violence safeguarding officer offering personal safety and security advice to victims.

PCSO 5544 Rebecca Moorhouse

I am the Police Community Support Officer aligned to the Harrogate Town Centre Ward. I have been a Police Community Support Officer for 11 years, starting in Knaresborough but moving over to Harrogate in 2013. I attend and complete domestic violence visits when required and can used the property marking machine. I am well known in the town centre and enjoy the community engagement with the public, retail premises and partner agencies.

PCSO 5236 John Jakes

I am the Police Community Support Officer aligned to the Harlow Moor Ward and also the secondary contact for Harrogate Town. I have 11 years of Service with North Yorkshire Police and during this time I have covered the South and Town Centre areas of Harrogate. One of my roles is as a Domestic Violence trained officer who assists and offers support to victims. As well as my routine duties I work closely with a number of community groups such as Harrogate Mind and the Vision Support Centre, helping to ensure that we offer a high quality service for all of our community. Over the years I have also built up a strong relationship with the British Transport Police, Harrogate Borough Council Parks Department and various Housing Associations which has helped in bringing perpetrators of crime to justice and kept the public safe.

PCSO 3665 Hazel Thomson

I am the Police Community Support Officer aligned to the Starbeck Ward and also the secondary contact for Harlow Moor. I joined North Yorkshire Police in 2015 as a Special before training as a PCSO in 2017.
Martin Powell

PCSO 5539 Martin Powell

I am the Police Community Support Officer aligned to the Pannal & Rossett Wards. I’ve been a PCSO for ten years and I’m a fully trained domestic violence officer as well as being seconded for three years on a crime prevention role covering commercial premises in the Harrogate area. I’m currently the school liaison officer for Rossett High and attend the school at least four times per week dealing with various issues as well as giving presentations to both staff and pupils.

PCSO 5632 Lucy Walker

I am the Police Community Support Officer aligned to the Harrogate Rural Ward and also the secondary contact for Granby. I have been a Police Community Support Officer for 10yrs working in York, Thirsk and Easingwold. I am Domestic Violence Trained & Dot Peened property marking trained and have done both the crime prevention course for business and residential.

PCSO 5077 Luke Salmons

I am the Police Community Support Officer aligned to the New Park & Saltergate Wards. I joined North Yorkshire Police in January 2017 I'm one of three SPOCs for the Harrogate districts portion of the North Yorkshire Police Web Site, updating Police events and other events that the Harrogate Safer Neighbourhoods team will be attending.
Andrew Gula-Walker

PCSO 4560 Andrew Gula-Walker

I am the Police Community Support Officer aligned to the Harrogate Town centre Ward and also the secondary contact for Hookstone. I joined North Yorkshire Police in January 2017. I am one of three users of the Harrogate Police Twitter (@HarrogatePolice). I am also the school liaison officer for St Aidan’s School.

PCSO 3686 Meg Gilchrist

I am the Police Community Support Officer aligned to the Harrogate Town Ward and also the secondary contact for Jennyfields. I have been a PCSO with North Yorkshire Police since September 2017; prior to this I worked as a Special Constable for North Yorkshire Police.

PCSO 6556 Richard Northcott

I am the Police Community Support Officer aligned to the Town Centre Ward and also the secondary contact for The Stray. I have worked for North Yorkshire Police since 2009 and been based in a number of stations covering rural, residential and commercial wards. I have been trained as a Force Crime Prevention Champion and such have responsibilities for surveying places and buildings to enhance structural and procedural security. I am also a Disruptive Effects Officer within the Project Servator team.

PCSO 3782 Mark Cahill

I am the Police Community Support Officer aligned to the Woodfield Ward and also the secondary contact for Bilton. Prior to commencing service with North Yorkshire Police I worked in homeless and mental health services.

PCSO 5363 Nicki Dobson

I am the Police Community Support Officer aligned to the Hookstone Ward and also the secondary contact for Rossett. I joined North Yorkshire Police in 2006 and since then I have become a fully trained domestic violence officer, I deliver training to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation to external agencies and I am also a fully trained servator officer.
Craig Garbutt

PCSO 3783 Craig Garbutt

I am the Police Community Support Officer aligned to the Bilton Ward and also the secondary contact for Woodfield. Prior to joining North Yorkshire Police I was employed as a Senior Support Worker, working with a variety of hard to reach Adults and Young people who were or had been suffering from homelessness. I am trained in giving Crime Prevention Advice and also orchestrating property marking events.