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North Yorkshire Police Commissioner to Hold Rural Crime Webchat

Julia Mulligan

1:15pm 2nd June 2014

Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, is hosting a live web chat to give the county’s residents the opportunity to give their views on rural crime and policing in North Yorkshire.

As part of the Big Police Debate – a major public consultation that will shape the future of policing and community safety in the county – the rural crime web chat will take place between 7 and 8pm this Wednesday.

While the focus of the web chat will be on rural crime, participants will be free to draw upon other topics that are important to them if they wish. To join the web chat, visit www.bigpolicedebate.co.uk and select the ‘Rural Crime Web Chat’ option on the left of the page.

Residents who are unable to take part in the live web chat are encouraged to send their questions via the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office’s Twitter account @northyorkspcc

Julia Mulligan said: “There is a common misconception that rural crime is somehow not as high a priority as urban crime.

“This is simply not the case. The impact of rural crime is just as serious as the impact of crime in more urban areas. There are also strong links to serious organised gangs in some types of rural crime, such as theft of agricultural machinery, as well as more conventional issues such as livestock thefts, wildlife and heritage crime.

“The Big Police Debate invites everyone who lives or works in North Yorkshire to help shape the future of policing and community safety.”

Members of the public can take part in a five-minute online survey and find out about other ways of having their say by visiting www.bigpolicedebate.co.uk, by following the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office on Twitter on @northyorkspcc using #BigPoliceDebate or emailing their views to info@bigpolicedebate.co.uk .

You can also set yourself an email reminder in advance so you don't miss it.

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