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North Yorkshire policing plan approved


3:53pm 1st April 2011

North Yorkshire Police Authority this week (28 March 2011) approved the policing plan for 2011-14. 

The plan outlines to our communities how the best possible policing services for North Yorkshire and the City of York will continue to be delivered and reaffirms the priority areas for North Yorkshire Police over the coming months.

The priority areas are:

  • Safer Neighbourhoods: reducing crime and anti-social behaviour in communities.
  • Safer Roads: preventing unnecessary tragedies on our roads and dealing with the criminals who use them.
  • Safeguarding Our Communities: making sure that the threats and risks to the safety of communities are dealt with.
  • Stronger Partnerships: working with other public, private and voluntary services to make sure that issues can be given the best possible long term fixes.
  • Sustainable North Yorkshire Police: doing everything in our power to make sure that the impact on local policing services of budget cuts is minimised.

Chairman of the Police Authority, Jane Kenyon said “North Yorkshire Police and Police Authority are ready to meet the resourcing challenges ahead and continue to deliver what matters most to communities: reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.

“We have listened to residents’ concerns and feelings about our services. Residents have confirmed to us that the current policing priorities remain as important as ever and so we will still focus on providing the outcomes needed.

“We will not tell you that crime and anti-social behaviour cannot be reduced further even in the current climate. Completely the opposite: our focus for the year ahead is to further improve performance and carefully manage the financial reductions to ensure that you do not see any impact on the service provided to you by the Police.”

Chief Constable Grahame Maxwell said, “For us, the most important part of delivering policing is to secure safer neighbourhoods. This means keeping crime and disorder down, protecting you from harm and reassuring you within the places you live, work and visit. Because we have made this our focus in everything that we do crime rates are now lower than they were back in 1990.

“The plan also includes our new service standards and the principles that all officers and staff are working to as well as forthcoming targets and current performance data.  The plan is available to download from both websites; www.northyorkshire.police.uk and www.nypa.gov.uk, and I would encourage members of the public to read through the short document to help them understand how we will continue to deliver the best possible policing services in North Yorkshire and the City Of York.”

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