Humberside Police launch guide to tackle wildlife and rural crime

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To coincide with Rural Crime Week all officers in Humberside Police will be issued with a Rural Patrol Guide.

The 44-page guide is full of useful legislation and advice that will help officers deal appropriately with all cases of wildlife and rural crime.

Force Wildlife & Rural Crime Officer PC Julie Turrell said: “The Rural Patrol Guide has been created to give our officers the information they need to cope with any type of rural crime.

“We found that officers who are usually based in the town or city centre may be called to deal with a rural incident and are not always familiar with the processes and legislation that is at their disposal. The guide provides them with clear information on how to deal with wildlife and rural crime.

“The guide provides crime prevention advice that officers can give to residents which will help prevent crimes in our communities. There is also a contact list of agencies associated with wildlife and rural crime.”

ACC Lee Freeman stated: “Police Officers and PCSOs dedicate their careers to reducing crime and the fear of crime. Our Rural Patrol guide recognises the differing needs of our rural communities and aims to assist our officers by providing specific advice and information relating to both wildlife and rural crime.”