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North East Lincolnshire

Katrina Goodhand – Engagement Officer for North East Lincolnshire

KatrinaI am the Engagement Officer for the Police and Crime Commissioner covering North East Lincolnshire.  It is my job to make sure that the crime, policing and antisocial behaviour issues that cause the most concern for the community are listened to and understood by Police and Community Safety Partnership teams.  I represent the community at Policing meetings and on Community Safety panels and I represent the Police and Crime Commissioner at Community meetings.  I do this by attending place and community meetings and events such as East Marsh United and Widows Club as well as business meetings such as Town Centre Antisocial Behaviour meetings and Pubwatch.  I visit charities who are providing a community service such as Harbour Place and Women’s Aid and attend youth council and school events.  North East Lincolnshire has 14 Town, Parish and Village Councils and via direct visits to councils and via the Town and Parish Liaison Committee the Police and Crime Commissioner and myself have also sought the opinions of residents of North East Lincolnshire through their local councillors. I also chair the Place Engagement Officer Network, which has representation from numerous agencies all providing some level of community engagement in North East Lincolnshire. Importantly I live and work in North East Lincolnshire so I am also a member of the community I represent.  

There are a number of organisations funded via the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner including the Community Safety Partnership and I make regular contact with these organisations to ensure that the services they are funded to deliver, are relevant to the emerging issues in North East Lincolnshire and meet the needs of the community.  When the Commissioner decided that a Crime Reduction Fund could be made available to third sector organisations he passed the budget for this fund to the Community Safety Partnership to distribute this funding via a competitive process.  My role in relation to the Crime Reduction Funding is to promote the funding available and sit as one of the eight members of the CRF awarding panel, the chair of which is the portfolio holder for NEL. 

News in the North East Lincolnshire area 

CLICK HERE to read my latest newsletter - January 2021

Update from Humberside Police on tackling unlawful use of motorcycles - January 2021

CrimeStoppers – Tel: 0800 555111 – web:

The OPCC and Humberside Police actively promote the use of CrimeStoppers for passing information on any type of non-urgent criminal activity. CrimeStoppers guarantee 100% anonymity always which can be really helpful, particularly in small communities.

Do you have a Town or Parish newsletter?

If you would like the PCC to submit information about the work he is doing for publication in your newsletters please do get in touch and I can arrange for up to date information to be sent through. Also this website is regularly updated with information about the work of the OPCC.   

Katrina Goodhand, Engagement Officer for the OPCC (North East Lincolnshire)


Tel:      07464 985368

Useful Links:

Community Safety Partnership

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