Covering : Dewsbury, Mirfield, Ravensthorpe, Thornhill Edge, Town Centre, Chickenley, Earlsheaton, Upper Hopton, Lower Hopton and surrounding areas.

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Neighbourhood Priorities

Lead Inspector: 2336 Lockwood


Ward Area: Dewsbury East

Problem Solving Officers: PC 1392 Hopson, PC 3334 Sturdy

Lead Sergeant: PS 3638 Oates 


Town Centre Area Anti-Social Behaviour: Set October 2023

  • Feedback received from local Councillors, businesses and residents highlight concerns of ongoing ASB and street drinking complaints within Dewsbury Town Centre.

Update November 2023:

A Police Problem Solving occurrence was created in September 2023 to allow analysis of specific locations and individuals to best position Police and partners to intervene effectively. Enhanced Neighbourhood and Town Centre Team high visibility patrols are routinely undertaken with proactive action taken against those in breach of the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). Local PCSO’s have also organised joint targeted patrols with local authority PSPO officers. In addition, work remains ongoing with Safer Kirklees and ASB partners to address those most likely to cause problems, which has recently seen the implementation of a Community Protection Warning and a Community Protection Notice against 2 x individuals.


Anti-Social Behaviour at Town Centre Fast-Food Establishment: Set October 2023

  • Dewsbury NPT has acknowledged an increase in calls for service regarding ASB youth groups from both members of the community and staff at a fast-food chain restaurant within the Dewsbury East area.

Update November 2023:

A new Police Problem Solving occurrence has been created in November 2023 to work jointly with management at the premises to identify those responsible for causing disruption and behaving inappropriately. Several individuals have already been identified and actions will be taken under Police ASB offender management processes and the restaurants civil banning orders. Where offences have been committed there will be a robust Police response and positive outcomes will be sought via either the Early Intervention Team or Youth Justice System referrals. Additional referrals may also be made to partner agencies such as Safer Kirklees or housing to consider other action that could be taken against those causing ASB within communities.


Ward area: Dewsbury West 

Problem Solving Officers: PC 4365 Olszewski, PC 4252 Gredelj, PC 3740 Husetic

Lead Sergeant: PS 5646 Clarke 


Ravensthorpe and West Town Area: Set October 2023

  • Local communities have raised concerns about the anti-social use of motor vehicles, with particular concerns that vehicles are involved in the supply of drugs in the Ravensthorpe and West Town areas.

Update November 2023:

We continue to gather and act upon intelligence in respect of drug supply and anti-social use of motor vehicles.

We continue to implement Operation Tarlake which has been deployed several times in the area in addition to ad-hoc Road Traffic enforcement operations, vehicles have been identified and the users of these vehicles have been warned.

We intend to repeat joint operations with the NPT, Taxi Licensing and DVSA ensuring that identified offences are reported.

We have undertaken a contact point to specifically target the use of E-Scooters and Off Road Bikes that cause issues and will continue to seek support from specialist Off Road Bikes Officers in the area.

We will continue to pay attention in this area, along with our colleagues at roads policing to take positive action to tackle those committing offences.


Ravensthorpe and West Town Area: Set February 2023

  • Local communities have raised concerns about Anti-Social Behaviour leading to criminal damage. We will be increasing patrols in the areas and using stop and search powers where appropriate to reduce the instance of criminal damage and vandalism in the Dewsbury West Area.

Update November 2023

We undertake proactive and targeted patrols in the area, we continue to gather and act upon intelligence in respect of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage.

We continue to implement Operation Tarlake, a Dewsbury and Mirfield NPT proactive deployment, which has been deployed several times in the area.

We continue to work with partners and youth services to prevent and deter anti-social activity.


Ward area: Dewsbury South 

Problem Solving Officers: PC 3667 Stephens, PC 2704 Ali

Lead Sergeant: PS 2883 Prentice


Overthorpe Playing Field Area: Set October 2023

  • You were concerned about nuisance youths and ASB within the Overthorpe playing field area with increasing numbers of young people congregating near to Trojans playing fields engaging in ASB. There were 6 calls for service throughout October relating to Overthorpe Park with 5 crimes being recorded.

Update November 2023:

We have increased passing attention to the Thornhill / Overthorpe area for high visibility patrols after concerns have been raised with further analysis of the trends within the area being captured to assist with future patrol plans. We also have Operation Tarlake which focusses on areas with the highest ASB concerns on weekends. Positive action is and will continue to be taken on those causing ASB issues within the area. Dewsbury & Mirfield NPT are working with Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing to identify any concerns to provide early intervention to repeat offenders.


Various Roads Dewsbury South Area: Set October 2023

  • Dewsbury & Mirfield continue to receive concerns around speeding vehicles and other driving related offences.

Update November 2023

Dewsbury & Mirfield NPT continue to target anti-social vehicle use and speeding around Dewsbury South ward, this has been targeted with extra patrols as well as days of action utilising the speed check sites. There will be further speed check sites deployed throughout the ward over the coming months to continue to offer public reassurance. Officers are reminded to take positive action where possible to tackle any offences within the area. There has been increased police patrols to help reassure residents on those roads identified Brewery Lane, Forge Lane, Mill Street East and Saville Road.


Anti-Social Behaviour and Off Road Bikes In The Thornhill Area: Set October 2023

  • There is still concerns around the use of off road bikes riding in and around the Thornhill/ Overthorpe area. More recently residents have expressed concerns around increased presence of young people engaging in the throwing of fireworks and setting fires in the Thornhill area.

Update November 2023           

The increased presence of Officers within the south ward area is being used as a deterrent to those using off road bikes and providing residents with some reassurance. Along with Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing we are gathering intelligence to locate the addresses which are regularly being identified as storing such vehicles. The aim to locate any stolen property and to identify those who persistently ride off road bikes committing offences so that positive action can be taken.


Ward area: Mirfield

Problem Solving Officers: PC 4628 Coe, PC 6986 Clarke

Lead Sergeant: PS 5646 Clarke


London Park Estate: Set October 2023

  • Communities in and around the London Park Estate raised concerns around anti-social behaviour, particularly involving fireworks and other nuisance leading to damage.

Update November 2023:

We have, adopted a problem-solving approach to issues and have identified a bespoke patrol plan and response. Officers proactively collaborate with partners including Safer Kirklees, Local Authority teams, Education establishments and other relevant agencies. Crime reports in the locality are robustly reviewed to ensure any subjects are assessed against early intervention & ASB management processes to maximise positive outcomes. An Officer In The Case (OIC) has been assigned for continuity and investigational oversight of wider issues. We encourage members of public to report directly to officers on ward patrols, via 101/999 or online reporting tools, or attendance at any publicised public meetings and share information. Information is shared where relevant on our WYP Community Alert and the Dewsbury & Mirfield NPT Facebook and Twitter page. We have also introduced multi-agency days of action and have set up a programme of joint patrols involving Police and Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing to develop a holistic approach to tackling anti-social behaviour and criminality in the area.


All Mirfield Area: Set October 2023

  • Local communities have raised concerns about the anti-social use of motor vehicles, with concerns around inappropriate speed, off road motorbikes and parking concerns.

Update November 2023

We undertake proactive and targeted patrols in the area, we continue to gather and act upon intelligence in respect of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage. Operation Tarlake is ongoing, a Dewsbury and Mirfield NPT proactive deployment, Mirfield has been the focus a number of times. We continue to work with partners and youth services to prevent and deter anti-social activity. In addition Officers work alongside colleagues with the Roads Policing Unit for proactive enforcement activity, seeking information from community residents to gather intelligence on offending vehicles, and conduct additional Pro Laser Speed Operations.



You Said....

Kirklees District has received 1430 calls for service regarding off road motorcycles / nuisance vehicles such as quads in 2023 to date.

Similar community complaints have also been echoed within community meetings and via local Councillors in most ward areas.

We Did...

The impact of these issues is acknowledged and recognised by all NPTs across the district and when required, Problem Solving Occurrences have been instigated to co-ordinate policing resources and involve key partners to resolve.

In addition, all NPTs have adopted a new process involving PCSOs re-contacting reporting parties to maximise Intel gathering and reassurance. This has seen good information supporting policing efforts to identify riders and locations where vehicles are stored.

Operation Taskabbey provides 6 specially trained Police off road motorcyclists to support NPTs with deployments in high demand areas on key dates, which has generated additional seizures and prosecutions as published on WYP social media.

Operation Teakshot enhanced the special trained officer footprint using Safer Streets funding to enable bespoke Police deployments and support partnership interventions aimed to tackle bike/quad issues. Again, large numbers of illegal motorcycles and quads have been seized and published on WYP social media. Funding expired in September 2023, but further bids are being sought for future projects of a similar nature.

Across the district in 2023 to date combined policing efforts have resulted in approximately 73 stolen motorcycles being recovered, 139 nuisance bikes/quads being seized, and 9 formal warnings issued under section 29 of the Police Reform Act 2002.

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