Northamptonshire Police, Rothersthorpe, Rothersthorpe Parish Council

Local Policing & Crime Prevention

Your Neighbourhood Policing Team

Your local policing team is made up of dedicated neighbourhood officers and community support officers based in your community, supported by additional officers from the wider area.

We work closely with local authorities, partner agencies, community leaders and residents to decide our policing priorities for your local area.

By working together we aim to find solutions to longstanding local problems while maintaining our wider focus on reducing crime across Northants.

Neighbourhood watch

Rothersthorpe Parish Council strongly supports the concept and practice of Neighbourhood Watch. In rural areas the police look to the local community for support to control vandalism and crime in the village. There is where Neighbourhood Watch is of great assistance in monitoring and controlling crime.

The Neighbourhood Watch Scheme Co-ordinator for Rothersthorpe is Christy Nolan and can be contacted on... If you would like any information on Neighbourhood Watch, please contact Christy directly.

It is vital that residents report incidents when they happen so that they can be reported to the police.


Call 999 if:

  • a serious offence is in progress or has just been committed
  • someone is in immediate danger or harm
  • property is in danger of being damaged
  • a serious disruption to the public is likely

Text 999 in an emergency. You need to register for the service first: text 'register' to 999 and follow the instructions. Visit emergencySMS for more information about the service.

If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service 18000.


Call 101 for non-emergency enquiries

Please do not tackle a suspected criminal yourself.

Police Liaison Representative for Rothersthorpe

Cllr Frankie Gilkes said:

"I have taken up the post of Police Liaison Representative for Rothersthorpe Parish and work closely with Northamptonshire Police alongside over 150 dedicated volunteer Police Liaison representatives across the county.As a PLR's I raise issues and identify policing priorities relevant to Rothersthorpe, engage with beat officers and PCSO's through a "place based policing" model, holding officers to account through agreed key performance indicators and to build community relationships and partnerships."

Copyright Frankie Gilkes

Appointment for the role of PLR will be at the Parish Council's annual meeting, the parish council will appoint a Police Liaison Representative (PLR) who shall hold office until the next annual meeting unless the appointment is terminated by the council.

A person may be re-appointed from one year to the next. The Police Liaison Representative may be a member or officer of the council or a member of the public.

The role of Police Liaison Representative is non-statutory and has no authority to make decisions that bind the council to taking, or not taking, any particular course of action.

The role of the Police Liaison Representative shall be to:

Establish contact with the relevant members of the Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Attend an annual meeting of Police Liaison Representatives.

Promote awareness of 101 and Crime Stoppers.

Understand the role and impact on councils of the Crime and Disorder Act.

Monitor crime statistics for the area and report to the council on any significant trends.

Where there is a council-sponsored PCSO, communicate as appropriate with the council's Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for the PCSO.

Act as the point of contact between the Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator and the council and help promote the Neighbourhood Watch.

Receive news and information from the Neighbourhood Policing Team (general and related to specific local incidents) and disseminate it in the council's area as appropriate.

Liaise with other groups/persons in the council's area on the broader community safety agenda, including fire prevention and emergency planning and bring items of interest to the attention of the council.

Liaise and engage with the Northamptonshire Independent Advisory Group (IAG)

Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert

Credit: SNAST

Credit: SNAST

Get connected with what is happening in your local area, keep up to date and get involved in shaping what goes on where you live or work.

Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert is a free messaging service that allows Northamptonshire Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other partner organisations keep you informed about issues in your area that are relevant to you.

Once you've signed up you'll receive information about crime and suspicious activity where you live or work - helping to prevent and detect crime and anti-social behaviour.

Sign up TODAY

Northamptonshire Police said:

By signing up to Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert, you'll receive messages about crime, witness appeals and general policing activity in your local area, meaning you can better protect yourself from any issues that may arise.

You can also be kept informed about what your local policing team is up to, including public events and meetings they are attending.