Local Policing Teams arrive in Rotherham

There is now a Local Policing Team ready to deal with crime and antisocial behaviour in every area of South Yorkshire.

The teams – known as LPTs – are part of a new operating model that secures the future of neighbourhood policing across the county.

We introduced the model from spring this year and today (Monday 5 October) sees the final stage of a phased rollout with the introduction of three LPTs and a local support unit serving the Rotherham area.

The Doncaster and Barnsley LPTs went live in May and June respectively with Sheffield’s teams launched last week.

The LPTs combine response police with safer neighbourhood police officers and PCSOs to give every officer a neighbourhood focus, equipped with mobile technology to keep them in your community for as long as possible.

Chief Constable David Crompton said: “We understand that neighbourhood policing is highly valued by our local communities and this is why we have worked hard to retain visible, dedicated police teams in all areas of the county. The financial constraints placed on the force mean we have to work differently and the new teams aim to deliver vital neighbourhood services at less cost while protecting what is most valuable to the community.

“This is the biggest change to local policing in years and our reorganisation aims to provide a consistent structure and standard of service across the county, reducing duplication to work more effectively. The new operating model will save £8.1m but the introduction of a county-wide shift pattern and consistent flexible working arrangements will actually mean more police officers working at peak times in the evenings and at weekends.”

Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “These changes will bring a fresh way of working across South Yorkshire. They will combine more flexible teams, joint briefings and a greater ownership of crimes with improvements in mobile technology and will use resources more effectively and efficiently.

“Members of the public should see an increase in visibility of police officers and police community support officers in their local communities, providing greater access to advice, information and crime reporting.”

The LPTs are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They are assisted by a local support unit, which focuses on the proactive investigation of crime, antisocial behaviour problem solving, children and schools-related matters and offender management.

Each LPT has its own web page, Twitter and Facebook accounts, replacing the existing Safer Neighbourhood Team profiles from the dates above.

You can find out which team covers your area by entering your postcode on the homepage.

Rotherham launch week details 5 to 9 October

There are a number of events happening across Rotherham for you to find out more about the changes taking place.

The area’s new social media accounts go live on Monday 5 October, providing regular updates for local communities.

Click here to visit the new Rotherham web pages or see the table below for more details.

RotherhamNorth LPTCentral LPTSouth LPT
Neighbourhoods InspectorJenny LaxMartyn SheldonSharon Hulley (Acting)
Areas covered

Brampton, Kilnhurst, Rawmarsh, Swinton, Wath-upon-Dearne, Wentworth

Brecks, Dalton, Harley, Hoober, Hooton Roberts, Nether Haugh, Parkgate, Ravenfield, Ryecroft, Sunnyside, Thrybergh, Upper Haugh, West Melton

Canklow, East Dene, Eastwood, Greasbrough, Kimberworth, Kimberworth Park, Masbrough, Templeborough, town centre

Blackburn, Bradgate, Broom, Holmes, Meadowbank, Moorgate, Scholes, St Ann’s, Thorpe Hesley, Wingfield, Whiston

Aston, Bramley, Brinsworth, Catcliffe, Dinnington, Kiverton, Maltby, North Anston, South Anston, Swallownest, Thurcroft, Wickersley

Firbeck, Harthill, Hellaby, Hooton Levitt, Laughton Common, Slade Hooton, Thorpe Salvin, Todwick, Treeton, Ulley, Wales, Woodall, Woodsetts

Launch eventsMonday 5 October
Morrisons, Parkgate Retail World

Monday 5 October
Tesco, Drummond Street

Thursday 8 October
Rotherham Hospital

Monday 5 October
Tesco, Littlefield Road, Dinnington

Monday 5 October
Aldi, Laughton Road
FacebookRotherham North LPTRotherham Central LPTRotherham South LPT