Last updated February 2002                                  

DEWSBURY DIVISION
North Kirklees

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Supt John CocliffWelcome from 
Divisional Commander
Supt John Cocliff



The area we serve is diverse both in terms of geography and population and I am very proud to lead a team of dedicated and committed staff responsible for policing the Division"

The Dewsbury Division covers the North Kirklees area, also encompassing the towns of Mirfield, Batley and the Spen Valley and Spenborough areas. This is an area with a population of approximately 165,101, of which 11 per cent are from minority ethnic communities.

The Dewsbury we see today is essentially a product of the Industrial Revolution. The town was the undisputed capital of the West Riding’s Heavy Woollen District for over a century and a half, with industry based on the rag trade.

Today most of the mills have disappeared, although plenty of fine Victorian and Edwardian architecture still stands in the town and surrounding area. Today the area’s main economy is manufacturing, followed by catering.

The town itself is situated on the banks of the River Calder, at the foothills of the Pennine hills and within five miles of both the M1 and M62. The town centre is busy throughout the day and is famed for its outdoor market. 

Many people travel to the area to eat and drink at the many pubs, restaurants and nightclubs – the ‘Golden Mile’ between Dewsbury and Batley is well known for its nightlife.

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Useful Contacts

Help Desk
01924 431059

Crime Prevention Officer  
01924 421099

Crime Prevention
01924 431048

Special Constables 
01924 431072

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