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Ch Supt Francis HabgoodWelcome from 
Divisional Commander
Ch Supt Francis Habgood

Weetwood Division covers a diverse area stretching from inner-city areas such as Burley to the rural communities of Otley and Harewood.

Home to Yorkshire County Cricket and the Leeds Rhinos, the division serves a population of more than 160,000, boosted regularly by the large influx of people visiting the Headingley Stadium for rugby league and test cricket matches.

Harewood House, located in the North East, also attracts visitors daily and hosts a number of high profile events throughout the year.

The county’s gateway to the world – Leeds/Bradford International Airport - is also housed in Weetwood division and continues to expand in both international and domestic air traffic.

There is also an increasing commercial and leisure sector with new sports complexes, retail parks, leisure centres, cinemas and night-clubs being attracted to the area.

Leading policing is Divisional Commander Superintendent Francis Habgood. He began his career as a constable at Weetwood in 1987.

Most of his police career has been spent in Leeds, where he has also served at Millgarth and Killingbeck. He also previously worked as staff officer to the former West Yorkshire Police Assistant Chief Constable Norman Bettison.

He moved to North Leeds from his previous post as the Force’s Head of Community Safety and Race Relations, which involved spearheading community safety partnerships across the county and the Force’s response to the Macpherson recommendations.

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Useful Contacts

0113 2413459

Crime Prevention Officer  
0113 2395009

Domestic Violence
 0113 2413433

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