Welcome to Kirklees
Welcome to the Kirklees 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.
Huddersfield Police Station
Open 24 hours - 7 days a week
Full disabled access
Dewsbury Police Station
Monday to Sunday 8am - 10pm
Full disabled access
Holmfirth Police Station
Monday to Friday - 8am to 4pm
Kirklees is the largest Division in West Yorkshire Police and was formed following the merger of the former Huddersfield and Dewsbury Divisions on 4th April 2005.
The Division now covers an area, which includes Batley, Dewsbury, Holmfirth, Huddersfield, Mirfield, the Spen Valley and Spenborough areas.
Several town centres, including Dewsbury,Cleckheaton,Heckmondwike, Meltham and Huddersfield are covered by CCTV cameras. This is part of an initiative to reduce the fear of crime, improve public safety and detect offences committed in those areas. Further CCTV cameras are planned to extend coverage across the Division.
Sport of note in the Division includes the Batley Bulldogs, Dewsbury Rams, Huddersfield Giants, and last but not least Huddersfield Town Football Club which is based at the Galpharm Stadium. This venue is also used for major pop concerts and has boasted in the past bands such as Bon Jovi, The Eagles and R.E.M.
More than 388,567 people live in the Division and Minority Ethnic Groups make up 14.4% of the population (Statistics quoted are from an ONS Census done in 2001).
The Northern Area
The Dewsbury we see today is essentially a product of the Industrial Revolution, and currently has 69,748 households. The town was the undisputed capital of the West Riding’s Heavy Woollen District for over a century and a half, with industry based on the rag trade.
Today most of the mills have disappeared, although plenty of fine Victorian and Edwardian architecture still stands in the town and surrounding area. Today the area’s main economy is manufacturing, followed by catering.
The town itself is situated on the banks of the River Calder, at the foothills of the Pennine hills and within five miles of both the M1 and M62. The town centre is busy throughout the day and is famed for its outdoor market.
Many people travel to the area to eat and drink at the many pubs, restaurants and nightclubs – the ‘Golden Mile’ between Dewsbury and Batley is well known for its nightlife.
The Southern Area
The Huddersfield policing area serves a diverse cultural population with 93,043 households.The policing area covers an area of 125 square miles.
Situated in the heart of the Pennines and bordering South Yorkshire, Lancashire and Derbyshire the town itself is surrounded by a very large rural area.
The town centre is busy throughout the day and night with people travelling in to shop during the day and to eat and drink at the many pubs, restaurants and nightclubs during the evening.
Many diverse industries now exist within the Huddersfield area. Formerly large textile and engineering companies were a main source of employment, but following a period of recession these industries have now declined, and been replaced by smaller industrial units and companies.
Huddersfield is the administrative centre for the Kirklees Metropolitan Council. Apart from its fine historic Victorian buildings, and industrial and commercial centres the town is surrounded by scenery as picturesque as you would wish to find anywhere in rural England. Hamlets nestle close to the sides of steep valleys, which rise up to the moors, which signal the start of the Pennine range.