West Yorkshire Police

For non-emergencies dial 101 - In an emergency always dial 999

Welcome to Wakefield

Welcome to the Wakefield 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.

Normanton District Headquarters
Havertop Lane

10am - 6pm Mon - Sat

Full disabled access

01924 293259

Normanton District HQ Google Map

Wakefield Police Station
Wood Street

8am - midnight Mon - Sun

Full disabled access

01924 293259

Wakefield Google Map

Castleford Police Station

Castleford Police Station is now
Closed permanently to the public,
however there is an NPT / helpdesk
contact point at Castleford Firestation,
on Beancroft Road. This is accessed
via an intercom on the outside of the
station, public cannot actually gain
access to the building.

Pontefract Police Station
Sessions House Yard

10am - 6pm Mon - Sat

Full disabled access

01977 601059

Pontefract Google Map


Divisional Profile

Home of the famous liquorice Pontefract cakes, the Wakefield District Division follows the merger of Wakefield and Pontefract Divisions on April 23, 2001.

The division includes the city of Wakefield and major towns of Pontefract, Castleford, South Kirkby, South Elmsall, Ossett, Hemsworth and Normanton. More than 310,000 people live in the division, which has always historically had Wakefield as it's administrative centre. The area is 130 square miles and has an ethnic minority population of about 2%.

The division has excellent motorway links, intersecting the M1 and M62, and the Westgate railway station links to the mainline routes, both north and southbound. There are four main retail parks, Freeport at Castleford and the Ridings Shopping Centre, Trinity Walk Shopping Centre and Cathedral Retail Park in Wakefield. Tourist attractions include Pugneys Country Park and Wintersett Reservoir, Wakefield Cathedral, the Nostell Priory, The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The National Coal Mining Museum, Xscape, Pontefract and Sandal Castles

The division also contains two prisons, a women's prison at Newhall and a maximum security prison in Wakefield. Sport features strongly in the area with the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Featherstone Rovers and Castleford Tigers Rugby League grounds together with Leeds United Reserves and Emley Town football clubs

West Yorkshire Police Headquarters and the Force Training and Development Centre are also based within the Division.