Welcome to Bradford South
Welcome to the Bradford South Policing Division. Please click on the map to find your local Neighbourhood Policing Team page.
The local NPT pages contain all the latest news from your local team, they also feature NPT contact details, forthcoming contact opportunities and events as well as Caught on Camera CCTV appeals, and locally agreed Policing Priorities.
Quick Contact Info
Telephone 999 in an emergency where there is a danger to life, or a crime is in progress.
Telephone 101 for non-emergencies where police attendance is required, to report a crime or to report any other incidents.
Bradford South Police Station
8am - Midnight Mon - Sun
Full disabled access
Manningham Police Station
10am - 6pm Mon - Fri
Full disabled access
Bradford South is one of two Divisions in the Bradford Metropolitan District. It covers an area of 4,320 hectares with a population of 120,800 people and approximately 50,000 dwellings. The division comprises a busy City Centre and densely populated residential communities. It shares boundaries with 5 other West Yorkshire Police divisions.
The City Centre is undergoing significant regeneration and is fast becoming a cosmopolitan area with a café culture and thriving nightlife. It boasts the award-winning National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, the Alhambra Theatre, with Art Deco exterior, and the Leisure Exchange. Bradford’s University and College attract 30,000 students (2,600 from overseas). During the day up to 250,000 non-resident visitors come into the area for work and leisure. The Police work with the District Council and many other partners to promote community safety and provide an enjoyable reassured visit to the City Centre. The Best Bar None licensing scheme, City Centre Beat, Big Fish, CCTV monitoring and the Students and Safer Housing project (SASH) are a few of the strategies operating.
Away from the City Centre the Division comprises 8 of Bradford’s 13 larger housing estates. Although these are some of the Country’s most socially deprived wards; much work is taking place to raise the profile of these areas. The Trident project has invested much needed European funding to address the low educational attainment rates and high unemployment within its designated catchment area.
Attractions outside the City include two main sporting venues (Bradford City Football Club and Bradford Bulls Rugby League Club) and Bolling Hall museum.
The population is ethnically, religiously and socially diverse with 74% being classified as white and 26% non-white. Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and other faiths are represented across the Division. The West Bowling, Marshfields, Little Horton, Great Horton, Leeds Road and Barkerend areas are home to a substantial community originating from the Asian sub continent. The Cornwall Road area near to the football ground hosts a predominately Bangladeshi community. A large African-Caribbean community lives in the Little Horton and Ripleyville areas. There are also clusters of refugee and European Community groups throughout the Division as well as a local authority provided and maintained Travellers’ site. Many religious festivals are celebrated throughout the year.
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