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Roadshow gets police commissioner message over
POLICE and partner organisations came together for a roadshow in York ahead of next month's elections for the county's new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).
The North Yorkshire Police Authority set up a series of Community Safety Roadshows across the county to inform the public about what the new Police and Crime Commissioner will mean and to show for which agencies the new PCC will take responsibility.
The roadshows also give the public information on ways local residents can become more involved in some of the community safety and criminal justice projects that are already being delivered to keep North Yorkshire and the City of York as of the safest areas in the country.
Dozens of members of the public came together at York's Priory Street Centre yesterday to quiz police and partner agencies, which included NYPA Independent Custody Visiting Scheme, North Yorkshire Youth Justice Service, Trading Standards, York and North Yorkshire Probation Trust, Selby Community Safety Partnership, Victim Support and the Crown Prosecution Service.
Julia Mulligan, who is the Conservative candidate for the police and crime commissioner role, attended yesterday and said: "I have been really interested in seeing the variety of work done by the police and crime agencies and it has been impressive to see the exemplary work and dedication of all those who do such a touch job in difficult times."
Roadshows have also been held in Northallerton and Harrogate and the final roadshow will take place on Thursday at the Royal Hotel in Scarborough.
The elections for the Police and Crime Commissioner are on November 15.
The Police and Crime Commissioner will replace the North Yorkshire Police Authority on November 22 and will be responsible for the policing budget, including the force's council tax precept, the national Community Safety money, which currently goes to local community safety partnerships, some Youth Offending Team money, some Drug Intervention Programme money and victim services money.
More information on the role of the PCC is available at www.nypa.gov.uk/pcc