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
8am - 10pm Monday - Saturday
Full disabled access
Telephone 101 and ask for Normanton DHQ
Wakefield Public Enquiry Counter (PEC)
(Closed until further notice for refurbishment)
Full disabled access
Public telephone outside for out of hours contact
Telephone 101 and ask for Wakefield PEC
Pontefract Public Enquiry Counter (PEC)
9am - 5pm Monday - Saturday
Pontefract Police Station is closed
Wakefield Policing District covers the area of 130 square miles and has a population of 332,000 with 7.2% of the population coming from an ethnic minority background. The City of Wakefield centre is situated in the West of the District along with the town of Ossett and semi-rural areas of the District such as Sandal and Newmillerdam. To the East of the district you will find the market towns of Castleford and Pontefract along with smaller towns of Normanton, Featherstone and Knottingley. In the Southern part of the District you will find the towns of South Kirby, South Elmsall and Hemsworth.
In 2015 the new District Police Station opened on Havertop Lane, Normanton. This is a state of the art building providing excellent facilities to allow the Police to deliver modern day Policing to the communities of Wakefield. There are other Police bases located throughout the district which house the local Neighbourhood Policing Teams.
West Yorkshire Police Headquarters is also located within Wakefield City Centre and the newly built training facilities at Carr Gate situated a short distance from the centre. The District is bordered by Leeds District in the North and Kirklees to the West. It borders the Police Forces of Humberside to the East and South Yorkshire to the South.
The district has excellent motorway links with the M1, M62 and A1 running through the District. Westgate railway station provides links to the mainline routes both North and South bound.
Two prisons are located within the district, Newhall women’s Prison and Wakefield Maximum Security Prison.
The District affords excellent retail outlets including Trinity Walk, the Ridings shopping centre and Cathedral retail park in Wakefield with Junction 32 retail outlet in Castleford also providing an indoor ski centre.
The District is also home to a number of fantastic tourist attractions which include the newly opened Hepworth Art Gallery and the inspirational Yorkshire Sculpture Park set in 500 acres of parkland where you can visit the landscape that inspired locally born artists Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. Just a short distance away from Wakefield, you will discover historic Pontefract with its castle and liquorice museum. Other attractions include the National Coal Mining Museum, Nostell Priory, Pugney’s Country Park and Wintersett Reservoir.
The district is a Rugby League hot bed with Castleford Tigers, Wakefield Wild Cats and Featherstone Rovers having their grounds located within the district. Pontefract Racecourse is a venue for flat racing and is therefore busy through the summer months.
The District priorities and policing is delivered through 474 Police Officers and 178 Police Staff, who actively engage with statutory and non-statutory partners to provide an efficient and effective service capable of safeguarding the most vulnerable. Our neighborhood teams work hard within communities at a local level by being visible, by making the most of modern technology and by speaking face to face so we can gather, assess and act upon your information to reduce crime and attack criminality.
At the forefront of everything we do is our aim to ensure that with partners, communities and visitors are safe and made to feel safe whilst visiting Wakefield which is one of the safest places to visit, relax and reside within.