As in previous years, the North Yorkshire Police are attending the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate.
This morning saw a visit from recently appointed Chief Constable, Dave Jones. The Chief Constable was due to arrive at 9am but was delayed due to being first on the scene of a traffic incident that he assisted with. The Chief is gaining a reputation for being hands, as on his first night on patrol in Northallerton he assisted in a late-night foot chase and arrest.
Apart from providing patrols and ensuring the public’s safety, they are also inviting people to talk to them.
PSCO James Skaith explained further:
We would like to invite members of the public to visit us on our stand. While we welcome talking to all members of the public, we would particularly like to talk with people from the more rural communities.
Talking to people from the rural communities helps us set our policing priorities. We would welcome feedback on such areas as speeding in villages, farm machinery theft, burglaries, poaching or any concerns you would like to raise.
The North Yorkshire Police can be found on the corner of the main arena, near to the band stand.