Barnsley West

Date published: 03 September 2021 12:50

Welcome message from the Neighbourhood Inspector Rebecca Richardson

Hi, I am Inspector Rebecca Richardson, I cover all areas of Barnsley with the exception of the Town Centre. My teams are broken down into Barnsley West, Barnsley South, Barnsley South East, Barnsley North and Barnsley North East.

I have over 14 years’ experience as a police officer and love working across the Neighbourhood Teams serving Barnsley; our officers have passion and dedication for their areas, creating a safer and more enjoyable area for those who live and work here.

Neighbourhood policing has great benefits, it enables us to work closely with the public, community groups, partner agencies and businesses to be able to reduce crime and solve re-occurring and community issues.

This style of policing enables us to be part of the community and adapt problem solving approaches to local issues.

The past 12 months have been challenging for everyone and officers are keen to start engaging with you face to face again, understand your concerns and take action. We are incredibly grateful for the support given to us during this difficult and challenging time and look forward to seeing you all out enjoying Barnsley once again.

Your local police station is:

Kendray Police Station

Rae House, Cypress House, Kendray, Barnsley
S70 3LZ

You can contact us:

The priorities for the Barnsley West Neighbourhood Policing Team are:

  • Kingstone/Penistone: serious acquisitive crime
  • Kingstone/Penistone: Drug dealing/use
  • Worsbrough/Penistone: Off road bike activity

You said...

You wanted additional patrols around Penistone at night time.

We did...

We have increased our presence during evening and night shifts in the area, with positive results, recently taking drugs off a youth in the Market Barn.

You said...

You wanted us to tackle off-road bikes.

We did...

We have recently seized numerous vehicles off the roads and worked alongside the Off Road Bike Intervention Team to conducted targeted operations. We are now working alongside Barnsley Council to erect off road bike warning signs around our hot spot areas.

We regularly hold online Q&As on our social media accounts. Take a look at them for our next meeting.

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