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Priorities and action

Rural crime

Action

By working with partners, including the NFU, volunteers, and other forces we provide high visibility patrols and targeted crime prevention advice. Several police operations are run throughout the year which are in line with the farming seasons. For example, when crops have been harvested making fields more accessible.

Working together with our Rural Task Force, we support initiatives including Horse Watch, Rural Watch and providing proactive patrols and engagement across the district.

At present there is a trend of homes being burgled, with cash and jewellery favoured. Entry is often via UPVC doors, with the lock being forced, or by  windows broken, either in the patio doors or ground floor windows.

We urge that residents ensure that their “euro profile” locks (the type fitted to UPVC doors) are upgraded to “snap-proof,” to prevent relatively easy access to a home. otherwise, please add bolts, or secondary locks to the inside of the door.

We know that the offenders travel into our district and by using ANPR, marked patrols and plain vehicles, we continue to target their offending.

Reducing vulnerability through crime and anti-social behaviour

Action

By working together with partners in the Selby safer community hub,  sharing information and putting resources from all partners into solving problems, specific issues and complaints, we target those suffering from anti-social behaviours by providing specific patrols and interventions to challenge the behaviour of offenders.