Craven Rural Policing Neighbourhood
The Craven Rural neighbourhood in the North Yorkshire Police area covers the land indicated on the map to the right. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.
About Craven Rural
The neighbourhood team have provided the following description of their work:
The Craven Rural Safer Neighbourhood team covers all of the Craven District area apart from the town of Skipton itself. This is a vast area of 450 square miles which constitutes 15% of the area of North Yorkshire, itself the largest county in England.
It is divided into four teams based in the towns and villages of Settle, Ingleton, Grassington and Crosshills. Each team is headed by a sergeant with a number of Police constables and Police community support officers. These provide coverage 24 hours a day 365 days a year responding to all manner of incidents but also provide the community involvement at the heart of our modern but traditional policing style.
We work closely with a number of partner agencies such as local parish councils as well as Craven district and North Yorkshire County Council. We have close links with the Yorkshire dales national parks who have a responsibility for a considerable section of the North and Central areas of the district and are continuing to work with them on Green Lane issues as well as wider criminality in the dales area.. We work with the fire and ambulance services especially in road safety which is a principal cause for concern throughout the district. We have also strong links to the local cave and fell rescue organisations in the Craven area.