Changes to North Yorkshire Police force planned

York Press: Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan

MAJOR reorganisation to North Yorkshire Police will be scrutinised by City of York Council.

Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan and Chief Constable Dave Jones announced a £10million investment in the force earlier this month, with changes to force areas and policing teams also planned.

Councillor Tracey Simpson-Laing said: “We remain to be convinced that officers will actually spend a great deal more of their time out in communities, welcome though that would be. Using newer technology should free up some time but I think it is questionable how much more.

I spoke with the Police and Crime Commissioner last week to get her assurances that this model will deliver what she is saying it will, and that frontline policing levels will be protected. The neighbourhood policing model is proven and has helped to reduce crime in our city so we will seriously scrutinise proposals as they come forward.

“I have a concern that with frequent reorganisations, continuity and effectiveness is compromised as local people and partners are unclear who in the police they are working with. I raised this point with the commissioner and I hope she takes it on board.”

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7:50am Sun 29 Jun 14

trailblazer says...

Wow COYC to scrutinise NYP is farcical, both should be scrutinised by a totally independent bodies that have non academic, non political, or titled people on them. Lets face it this will be, labour scrutinising conservative, Labour Council versus Conservatives Political appointee Crime commissioner.
Wow COYC to scrutinise NYP is farcical, both should be scrutinised by a totally independent bodies that have non academic, non political, or titled people on them. Lets face it this will be, labour scrutinising conservative, Labour Council versus Conservatives Political appointee Crime commissioner. trailblazer
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7:32am Mon 30 Jun 14

browbeaten says...

Perhaps the council would be better off looking after its self and its own serious short comings before getting into an area it no longer has control or influence.
Perhaps the council would be better off looking after its self and its own serious short comings before getting into an area it no longer has control or influence. browbeaten
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