The 21st Century Officer

We are heralding a new era of policing in the 21st century that will help us better protect people in our changing world

In drawing up this plan, the public has been clear that the visible presence of police officers in communities is a priority. Police officers too have a strong desire to be out and about as much as they can and this is only right.

Neighbourhood policing remains, and will always remain, the bedrock of policing in North Yorkshire.

Nowadays however, a ‘community’ can mean many things and they are not necessarily visible. But harm happens nonetheless, and in some instances such as online crime and fraud, harm is on the rise.

Fortunately, we have moved on from the days of ‘Heartbeat’ style policing, and through this policing plan we are heralding a new era of policing in the 21st century that will help us better protect people in our changing world.

When you contact the police, it is not just the person on the phone or the officer at your door who listens to your concerns. The whole of North Yorkshire Police and the services it commissions are here to help you feel safe:

Forensics and intelligence

  • Crime Scene Investigators
  • Digital Forensics Unit
  • Automatic Number Plate Recognition
  • Sexual Assault Referral Centre

Support services and partners

  • Custody
  • Witness Care
  • Safeguarding
  • Criminal Justice
  • Force Control Room
  • Restorative Justice
  • Supporting Victims
  • Domestic and Sexual
  • Abuse Services

Regional and specialist services

  • Firearms
  • Regional Organised Crime Unit
  • Major Crime Unit
  • Cyber and Digital Forensics
  • Dogs Unit

Investigation and policing services

  • Neighbourhood Response Teams
  • Rural Crime Team
  • Investigation Hubs
  • Roads Policing
  • Volunteers