CLA meets with South Yorkshire Crime Commissioner

CLA join forces with the Future Farmers of Yorkshire to press for stronger rural policing in South Yorkshire

CLA meets regularly with police and crime commissioners across the North of England to ensure rural crime remains a priority for police all forces. A recent meeting with South Yorkshire PCC heard calls for greater resources for rural policing teams, including regular rural crime training for police call handlers, a fully resources rural and wildlife policing team and greater collaboration with local authorities on problems of fly tipping.

Commenting on the meeting, CLA Rural Adviser, Libby Bateman said, “Serious and organised crime in rural areas is an increasing problem and it is vital that rural policing teams are properly resourced with people and skills and backed-up by well-informed and pro-active intelligence collection. But the police cannot do this alone, there needs to be collaboration with residents and businesses to ensure all criminal activity is recorded with the police.

“CLA urges residents and rural business owners to join their local WhatsApp group so that information can be shared in real-time, South Yorkshire Off-Road Team also have a facebook page where people can register concerns about rural criminality.”