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How we connect with our communities – Police Community Support Officers

How we connect with our communities – Police Community Support Officers

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Building strong and lasting relationships with our local communities is the key to successful policing and there are many ways that North Yorkshire Police connects with its local residents. Holding local drop-in’s and surgeries, so people can meet their local policing team and raise any issues or concerns, officers attending local meetings and stopping to […]

Six things the police or your bank will never do with your personal or financial details

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This follows a number of incidents reported across the county this year where unsolicited callers have targeted victims, often the elderly or vulnerable, claiming to be from calling from police fraud squads in a bid to steal their money. Typically in courier fraud, victims will receive a call on their mobile or landline by someone […]

Goodbye PD Thor: brave North Yorkshire police dog puts up his paws as he retires

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Thor, a six-year-old German Shepherd, had worked alongside his handler, PC Martin Gayles, since 2014. Working as a general purpose police dog, Thor helped to aid arrests, sniff out suspects, locate property and find missing and vulnerable people over the years. He has now been retired on medical grounds. Before retiring, Thor spent one last […]

Cops on camera

Cops on camera

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While the shows make fascinating viewing for the audience, the forces who take part and agree to this behind-the-scenes access are often asked ‘why would you allow a camera crew to follow your officers around?’ North Yorkshire Police is currently working with Mentorn Media on the current series of the ever popular Channel 5 programme, Traffic […]

How my experience of dealing with fatal motorbike crashes could make you a safer rider

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Have you noticed that bikers are obsessed with statistics? I’ve been riding for decades and I’m the first to admit my brain is chocked full of brilliantly useless motorbike stats – top speeds of the world’s fastest production bikes, the 0-60 times of anything on two wheels, winning lap times at whatever racetrack you care […]