In terms of geographic area, Lincolnshire Police is one of the largest forces in the United Kingdom covering 2,284 square miles. The population of the area covered is approximately 646,000.

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For all non-emergency calls contact Lincolnshire Police on 0300 111 0300
Grantham police station: (01476) 402222
Stamford police station: (01780) 752222
Spalding police station: (01775) 722233
Bourne police station: (01778) 394892
Crimestoppers: 0800 555111

WITNESS APPEAL - Collision involving Mr J Dakin

Do you know what  a Stop and Search is?
Have you seen one taking place or experienced it yourself?
What impact do you think it has on crime?

As a force we would like to know what impact Stop and Search has on communities.  Your views matter to us and this survey will help us understand your perception of the effectiveness of Stop and Search and  whether the powers the police have are used reasonably and give you confidence in Lincolnshire’s policing. 
If you would take the time to complete the survey via the link below, it would be greatly appreciated.


Good morning, this is a message from PC Craig Lockton, Spalding Estates Neighbourhood Policing Team.
A burglary occurred at a residential property in Bourne Road, Spalding on 15/02. A door was forced and entry gained and a quantity of electrical items stolen.
If you are away from home, please put valuable items and small electrical items somewhere safe and out of sight.
Crime prevention packs which include a UV pen, property stickers and 'Our property has been marked' window stickers are available from the Police Station.
Incident 329 of 15/02 refers.

When a crime is committed, the person whose needs we need to be most aware of, is the victim.

Solving a crime and bringing offenders to justice are, of course important, but how we as a Police Force respond to the victim can have an impact on that person’s life for many years to come.
As police officer’s we spend our working lives dealing with crime, but for a member of the public, becoming a victim is thankfully a rare occurrence. When it does happen, you want to feel listened to, you want to see a response and you want to hear what we can do to help you.
We don’t always get it right.
I am currently working on a project that aims to improve that experience, and will ensure that the victim is at the heart of what we do and how we do it – and that is where I would like your help.
If you have been the victim of a crime in Lincolnshire, you have had a unique experience. You may be very happy with the way you were dealt with, equally you may think we could have done better.
Through this email, I would like to build a group of victims of crime who would be happy, via email, to feedback on new ideas that we hope will make the trauma of experiencing a crime a little easier.
I won’t bombard you with information – nor chase you up if you are unable to respond, but having the feedback of people who have had either good or bad experiences as victims in the past would be invaluable, and will help us build an even better police force for Lincolnshire.
If you are able to help me with this project, or would like more information, please email me directly  -
Thank you – I look forward to hearing from you.


Warning for Agricultural Vehicles
Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership and Lincolnshire police are issuing a warning to drivers, concerned with mud and debris from agricultural vehicles on the County roads.
Although operators of vehicles that leave mud and debris on the roads have placed warning signs to warn other road users, they still have a duty of care, and obligation, to ensure they have made some attempt to prevent the carriage of that debris onto the highway.
Death and serious injury has occurred previously when agricultural vehicles have deposited large amounts of mud onto the roads. Highways and Lincolnshire police will take action against farming companies or individual operators to prevent hazardous incidents.
Andrew Wilson of the National Farmers Union stated "The NFU recommends that drivers/operators of farm machinery take necessary precautions when entering a public highway and those roads are brushed to prevent causing a hazard for other motorists.
All road users need to be mindful around the hazard that this presents and should drive according to the conditions".
The NFU has issued a best code of practice to all of their farmer members within the county.

A lottery scam takes place when criminals pretend that you have won a prize, often a lottery.  The people most likely to fall victim to this tend to be over the age of 60 (although younger people do fall victim too) – but we know that it is often close family members of victims who spot the tell-tale signs of the fraud.
Criminals will normally get in touch by letter or email and will try to engage you into dialogue with them.  Once they have convinced you that they are “genuine”, they will ask for a fee to be paid to release your winnings.  This fee could be to pay taxes or duty, or for a solicitor, banker or judge to authorise the transaction.  NO GENUINE LOTTERY WILL EVER ASK FOR ANY SORT OF FEE TO BE PAID.

Often this first fee will be small, but once they know you are willing to pay it they will ask for more and more money, with ever-changing excuses as to why they need it.  Victims can end up losing tens of thousands of pounds over the course of months or even years.
Many of you reading will be surprised that this type of crime takes place.  After all, why would anyone fall prey to scam like this when they never entered any such lottery in the first place?  Why would they have to pay money when they are supposed to have won millions of pounds?  The sad truth is that these criminals are incredibly persuasive and prey on people who are very trusting.  Therefore, even if you know that you would not get defrauded like this, please spread this message widely to friends, family and to people within your community. 
If you have not entered a lottery or a prize draw, you have not won it.
Delete any emails which detail you winning money or being in a position to make a fortune
Spread the message amongst people you come into contact with, especially older people in your family, and look out for any unusual behaviour, for instance someone paying money via money service bureaux, like Western Union or MoneyGram, or buying Ukash vouchers. If you believe you have become the victim of a fraud or cyber crime, or have received a suspicious email, find out how to report it here.

Police are urging residents to be careful after two suspected ‘bogus official’ incidents in Whaplode and Holbeach St Johns.
On both occasions, two men dressed in high visibility jackets claimed to be from the council and were offering free loft insulation.
Community Policing Inspector said.  These types of offence are despicable as the offenders prey on the elderly and vulnerable in our society.  They try to trick their way in by pretending to be officials.  Thankfully yesterday they were foiled by quick-witted residents’.
Also known as distraction burglars, they trick their way into people’s homes to steal money and valuables while the householder’s attention is elsewhere. Most callers are genuine and mean you no harm, but bogus callers can often seem very plausible and will try to fool you.  Lincolnshire Police offer the following advice:
Bogus callers often work in pairs. One of them will try to keep you talking at the front door while the other tries to get in through the back door or a window. 
Look through your spy hole or through a window.  Try to check who a caller is before opening the door. Don’t let any caller pressure you into making a quick decision - if you are unsure‚ do not open the door. 
Before you answer the door, put your door chain on and keep it on while you check the callers’ identity. 
If you want to check with their company, keep the door chain on‚ tell the caller you are going to call their company and close the door. 
A genuine caller will not object to you leaving them on the doorstep and closing the door while you confirm their identity‚ even if it is raining 
Inspector Tyner said ‘Be a good neighbour.  Keep an eye on callers to elderly or vulnerable neighbours.  If you are suspicious record car registration numbers.  If you think a crime is in progress, call 999.’ 

Paul Coupland (Support, PCSO NC26 Spalding Estates, Spalding Station)


Over night 26/1/15 there has been  thefts of catalytic converters in the Spading area.We ask that you remain vigilant and report anything suspicious on the 101 number.

Thank you for your continued support.
Kind regards.


Lincolnshire Police is holding its latest Volunteering Recruitment Event on Wednesday 4th February, from 7pm at Grantham Police Station.

There will be presentations from representatives of the different areas within volunteering:
The Special Constabulary
Volunteer Police Community Support Officers
Police Support Volunteers 
This is a great opportunity to find out more about volunteering within Lincolnshire Police, whether it be by putting on a uniform and patrolling your communities or providing behind the scenes support to staff and officers.
After the presentations there will be refreshments,  where officers, staff and volunteers who share your interests in the benefits provided to the force will be available in an informal setting to answer any queries you may have.
All are welcome to come along, for more information on volunteering in advance of the event please follow each of the links below.
If you have a specific query in advance of the event please contact the V1000 Team on the details below,
Phone: 101 ext 47244
Details for Grantham Police Station can be found at
We look forward to seeing you there.


Your Local Policing Team
Cheif Inspector
Paul Timmings                           
Paul is the Chief Inspector for Boston and South Holland

Jim Tyner
Jim is the Community Policing Inspector for Spalding
PC Paul Smith
Paul joined the police force in October 1988 and transferred to Lincolnshire police force in April 1997 and was based at Boston police station, but moved to Spalding within a few months where he is still stationed. When he first joined he was placed in the response and patrol team, dealing with incidents as they were called in. He is now the Community Beat Manager for the Spalding Town Neighbourhood Policing Team.

PCSO Lisa Waterfall
Lisa started work as a PCSO in November 2009. She completed her eight week training period at Boston police station. After she had finished the training she was posted to Spalding police station. Lisa has been part of the town centre beat team from January 2010.
She has been raised in the area so knows the area well and a lot of its residents.

PCSO Zara Nacheva
Zara started her service with Lincolnshire Police in February 2007 as a Police Community Support Officer, based atSpalding Police station. Initially, she was part of the North Rural NPT and covered a large rural area between Spalding and Donington. In March 2008 she started a secondment with the UK Border Agency for 18 months, based in London. She returned to Spalding Police Station during December 2009 where she began operational duties on the Spalding Estates NPT. Using her linguistic skills she has been able to engage with minority groups and increasing their confidence in reporting issues and passing on intelligence regarding criminal behaviour. Zara has also helped out with a large number of investigations by being able to speak to witnesses in their native tongue and bringing about solutions to problems quickly and effectively. Her current job role involves visible patrol, engaging with communities and working on beat priorities, including responding to incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour.

PCSO Paul Coupland
Paul joined Lincolnshire Police in September 2003 as a Police Community Support Officer. Being one of the first in the area and the fact that the role was still in its infancy, Paul covered the whole of the sector with very little supervision. In January 2005 Paul left the force and started work as a prison officer at HMP Peterborough.
However he decided he was happier in his role as a PCSO and re-joined the force in November 2005 and was assigned to Spalding Estates.

PCSO Ryan Ellis
While in education Ryan joined Lincolnshire Police in 2002 as a Volunteer Police Cadet. This involved learning about the job structure and rolls within the police service. He also represented Lincolnshire Police in a number of Cadet competitions held at both the Metropolitan training Headquarters at Hendon, and Lincolnshire Police headquarters in Lincoln, which consisted in both Police role-plays (as the student officers now partake in) and drill sequences. When Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPT's) were introduced in 2004, he became involved in working with the Bourne NPT assisting in both operational and admin duties. On 26th November 2007, Ryan started his Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) training. He was stationed in Spalding and began operational duties on the Spalding North Rural NPT on 24th December 2007. Within his role in the North Rural NPT he covered a large rural area which included all villages between Spalding and Donington. Since September 2008 he has been on the Spalding Estates NPT where he is responsible for the St Paul's ward and Springfield's shopping outlet.  Ryan's job role within the Estates varies from engagement activities to responding to incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour.

PCSO Kimberly Marlowe
Kim has worked for Lincolnshire Police for five years as a Police Community Support Officer. She started at Boston Police Station and moved to Spalding Police Station two and a half years ago. She currently works as part of Spalding Estates NPT. There are many different aspects to Kim's role. These include engaging with the community, dealing with neighbourhood priorities, attending RTC's and attending school. Every day is different and you never know what is going to happen from one hour to the next.

PC Craig Lockton
Craig started his policing career with the Metropolitan Police in January 1999. He transferred to Lincolnshire Police in 2003. In February 2006 he undertook a week long tutor constable course at South Division Headquarters. He has tutored three probationer constables and joined the Neighbourhood Policing Team in January 2010. Craig has responsibility, as Community Beat Manager, for the Spalding Estates Neighbourhood Policing Team.

PCSO Colin Abbotts
Colin joined Lincolnshire Police as a PCSO in 2007. His first posting was to Spalding South Rural NPT where he worked for one year.Colin has been posted to Spalding Rural North beat area for the last two years, predominantly covering the main villages of Gosberton, Quadring and Donington.

PCSO Sally Pusey
Sally joined Lincolnshire Police in 2009 and after training was posted to Spalding Rural North NPT. She has been working in the beat area for two years predominantly covering the main villages of Pinchbeck, West Pinchbeck and Surfleet.

PCSO Adam Davis
Adam joined Lincolnshire Police in February 2007. After completing initial training PCSO Davis joined the Spalding South rural beat team, which includes Crowland, Deeping St Nicholas and Tongue End in March 2007.

PCSO Kirsty Taylor
Kirsty has been working as a PCSO for two years and eight months, working one year in Holbeach and the remaining time on a specialised Neighbourhood Action Team working around the south of the county. After working on the Neighbourhood Action Team, Kirsty came back to the South Holland area and worked alongside the
Spalding South Rural Team. Within the last couple of moths Kirsty has become a member of the Spalding Estates Neighbourhood Policing Team and is thoroughly enjoying getting herself known within the close community.

PC Ian Coulson
Ian joined Lincolnshire Police in 1997, and has undertaken a variety of roles whilst within the Service. He has been a response driver covering the areas of Boston, Holbeach and Spalding. He has also been a Rural Beat officer for Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge. Ian then changed roles and became a member of the Rural Task Force, whereby he was involved in a variety of major incidents, and pro-active operations. Ian is now the Community Beat Manager for the Spalding Rural North and Spalding Rural South Neighbourhood Policing Teams.

PC Robert Jones
Bob joined Lincolnshire Police working at Grantham initially before moving to Spalding and then Holbeach.
PC Jones is the Community Beat Manager for the Holbeach Town and Rural area.

PCSO Tracy Mason
Tracy joined Lincolnshire police on 30th March 2009 and joined Holbeach Town & Rural policing team on 1st September 2012, having moved from Spalding NPT where she had been a member since 2009. Before she joined Lincolnshire police she worked at a local secondary school. Tracy worked as a midday supervisor and this means that she has a lot of experience with young people. Though Tracy can be seen in any of the team’s area, her primary beat is the Holbeach and Whaplode area of the beat and the issues that are raised there.

PCSO Jane Gardner
Jane joined Lincolnshire Police in 2006 as a PCSO based in Holbeach. She is a local woman. Her previous jobs were desk based so she welcomed the change of role as every day is different.Though Jane can be seen in any of the team’s area, her primary beat is the Holbeach and Whaplode area of the beat and the issues that are raised there.

PCSO Ian Cripps
Ian joined Lincolnshire police as a PCSO in March of 2008. Ian moved to the Holbeach area in 2004 after living in Hampshire most of his adult life. He now patrols the Holbeach Town & Rural neighbourhood policing teams area on a daily basis. Though Ian can be seen in any of the team’s area, his primary beat is the rural area of the beat and the issues that are raised there