Commissioner Responds to Calls for No Cuts to Policing in York
2:19pm 13th December 2012
There are calls for police services in York to be protected.
The city council will debate a motion tonight which calls for no cuts to the numbers of officers in York.
The motion is being proposed by Cllr Dafydd Williams who represents the city council on crime issues:
“This Council congratulates Julia Mulligan on being elected as the new Police and Crime Commissioner for York and North Yorkshire.
In noting that around 40% of all crimes in North Yorkshire take place in York, it is very important that the new Commissioner wins the confidence of the people of York by making the tackling of crime and anti-social behaviour in our City her top priority.
With this in mind, we resolve to ask for her support in the following policy commitments for her first year in office:
1. Maintaining a separate Community Safety Partnership for York, with resources to remain at least as they are at present.
2. Maintaining Police Community Support Officers in York to at least their current levels.
3. No cuts to Neighbourhood Police Teams in York.
4. Support for City of York Council’s coming Crime Summit to be themed around addressing alcohol misuse.”
But North Yorkshire Police's Commissioner Julia Mulligan says that could actually harm the fight against crime.
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