West Yorkshire Police

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

Welcome to Wakefield


Please click the map above, or the links to the right to choose your Policing area.

Welcome to the Wakefield Policing District. Please click on the map above or links above right to find your local Partnership Working Area page.

The local Partnership Working Area pages contain all the latest news from your local Neighbourhood Policing Teams, 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 Monday - Saturday

Full disabled access

Telephone 101 and ask for Normanton DHQ

Normanton District HQ Google Map

Wakefield Public Enquiry Counter (PEC)
87-93 Northgate

8am - 6pm Monday - Saturday

Full disabled access

Public telephone outside for out of hours contact

Private consultation room

Telephone 101 and ask for Wakefield PEC

Wakefield Google Map

Pontefract Public Enquiry Counter (PEC)
1 Gillygate

9am - 5pm Monday - Saturday

Pontefract Police Station is closed
to the public, however there is an
NPT / helpdesk contact point at
Pontefract Town Hall.

Pontefract Town Hall Google Map


District Profile

Home of the famous liquorice Pontefract cakes, the Wakefield Policing District was formed following the merger of Wakefield and Pontefract Divisions on April 23, 2001.

The district includes the city of Wakefield and major towns of Pontefract, Castleford, South Kirkby, South Elmsall, Ossett, Hemsworth and Normanton. More than 325,000 people live in the district, 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 district 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, Cathedral Retail Park and Trinity Walk Shopping Centre in Wakefield. Tourist attractions include Pugneys Country Park and Wintersett Reservoir, Wakefield Cathedral, the Nostell Priory, The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Hepworth Museum, The National Coal Mining Museum, Xscape, Pontefract and Sandal Castles.

The district 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 Pontefract Racecourse, 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 a number of HQ Operational Support Departments are also based within the District.