Wakefield East and South East

Covering : Ackworth, Hemsworth, Knottingley, North Elmsall, Pontefract, South Elmsall, South Kirkby, Upton and surrounding areas.

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Neighbourhood Priorities

To work closely with partner agencies to address the issues of Anti Social Behaviour and crime in the following areas:-


•            Warwick Estate, Kellingley Social Club, Hill Top Shop, Retails Parks Morrisons and Lidl - Tackle youth related ASB utilising partner agencies and ASB Legislation. Promote diversion activities and make early intervention referrals.

•            Knottingley Road, Hill Top, and Stranglands Lane - Tackle the issue of the Fatal 4 ( Speeding, Drink/Drug Driving, Seatbelt and Mobile Phone use) utilising our Roads Policing Unit and partner agencies to conduct traffic operations.

•            Knottingley Ward - Act upon intelligence received in relation to street drug dealing. Exercise search warrants, targeting organised crime groups and bringing offenders to justice with a partnership approach.


•             Pontefract Town Centre - We are committed to tackling ASB in the town centre by having a consistent policing footprint and a designated PCSO. We are working closely with Partner Agencies to tackle ASB and related offences such as vagrancy through both engagement and enforcement tactics.

•            Chequerfield - The geographics of this locality offers several policing challenges from ASB. nuisance bike and drug related offences. We have had an uplift in officers for this location to assist in tackling these problems and we have strong working relationships with both internal and external partners such as Op Matrix and WDH. We are keen to develop a local intelligence picture by working with the community to resolve any issues in a problem solving capacity to make the area safe and feel safer.

•            Shoplifting - We are working intensively with local businesses and our partner agencies to tackle the issue of retail crime within the town centre. We have designated staff who provide a presence and have local knowledge of both the businesses and known offenders in the area. On a daily basis we are connected to local businesses through the retail radio system and CCTV. We promote the Shopwatch system to keep everyone updated of activity in the locality. We proactively look to target repeat offenders and also those that are looking to handle stolen property.

South East

•             Tesco Hemsworth - Anti Social Behaviour – We are working closely with management at Tesco, Wakefield Council ASB Unit, Local Elected Members and Youth Intervention services to ensure members of the community can shop in a pleasant environment free of Anti-Social Behaviour.  We will Tackle NOT tolerate!

 •             All areas of the South East - Drugs - We are committed to investigating and developing intelligence received in relation to drugs. Whether that be in relation to possession, dealing or production. We have successfully executed numerous warrants in recent months and will continue to execute more. We will Tackle NOT Tolerate!

 •             Asda South Elmsall - Anti Social Behaviour – We continue to work with the Management of Asda to reduce ASB at this location through increased patrols and ensuring we Tackle NOT Tolerate.

 •             Hemsworth and South Kirkby – Shoplifting – We are committed to reducing shoplifting offences by working closely with retail outlets in these areas through our shop watch schemes and WMDC CCTV colleagues.  Crime prevention advice has been given and offenders brought to Justice.  We will Tackle NOT tolerate!  

 •             All South East areas - Road Safety – Working with Town and Parish Councils we are committed to improving road safety by focusing on the Fatal Four (Drink Driving, Speeding, Seatbelts, Use of Mobile Phones) by taking enforcement action and making good use of Smiley SID and pro laser.  We will Tackle NOT Tolerate.

How you can take action...

Report crime
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Wakefield District Community Trigger
A process to help repeat victims of Anti-Social Behaviour in the Wakefield area.
Click here to read more about the Wakefield District Community Trigger.