New Humberside Police Sergeant appointed for East Riding
Written by Lauren Paul
Sergeant Neil Taylor has just joined East Riding’s Neighbourhood Police Team (NPT) for the Haltemprice area.
The decision came after Taylor’s 25 years of dedication to the force.
He has plenty of experience with various roles in both Hull and the East Riding under his belt.
Taylor said: “It is important that communities feel that they have a voice and can challenge us to help make their areas safer for everyone to live in.
“I continue to be an avid supporter of people helping us help them and will continue to encourage people to be involved with their local Neighbourhood Watch scheme and voluntary groups.”
One of Taylor’s priorities is “to develop local youth groups and youth independent advisory groups.
“This forum gives the younger generation a platform to express their opinions about life in their community.
“It helps in sharing ideas and building on relationships which can have long-lasting and positive results.”
He continued: “The Safer Schools Partnership, which is aimed at early intervention with young people, is a true passion of mine, working with other organisations to promote the police as a friend and contact for young people.
“Young people should never be afraid to come to the police for help, I have seen it change many young people’s lives for the better.
“Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) is an area of concern locally and will only be solved through joint enterprise involving all partners, such as the local authority and local charities.”
He added: “I want to make sure the NPT, consisting of police officer and PCSOs, are visible and that every community regularly sees them on their streets.”
Taylor’s aim is to “tackle some of the issues that have been caused by the pandemic and multiple lockdowns, such as vulnerability.
“People’s mental health and wellbeing in every age group is important and we are attending events from local coffee mornings to 5-a-side football!”
The local team is constantly looking to “promote tolerance and diversity in our communities.
“We live in a rich environment and, as a team, will not tolerate any form of discrimination.”
Taylor finished by saying: “I am delighted to be part of a really great Neighbourhood Policing Team here in Haltemprice and I know that by working with our local business and residents we can continue to keep this area a safe and friendly place to live and work.”