Police commissioner Julia Mulligan pledges to tackle serial offenders

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MORE must be done to crack down on serial offenders, North Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner has said.

Julia Mulligan, who was elected last November, has also pledged to give victims more say in the type of community service that offenders must do and has vowed to increase prosecutions for sexual assaults.

Her draft Police and Crime Plan for 2013 to 2017, published today, reaffirmed Mrs Mulligan’s desire to sell North Yorkshire Police’s Newby Wiske headquarters, which costs £820,000 a year to run.

She said it will be replaced by a new “northern base” and also wants the force, which is tackling severe funding cuts, to save energy and transport costs by being more environmentally friendly.

Residents, groups and organisations are being asked to comment on the plan before the final version is published at the end of March. Public consultation events, webchats and surgeries with Mrs Mulligan will be held over the coming weeks.

The plan promised a “relentless pursuit of offenders”, particularly serial and habitual criminals, and increased arrest rates.

Mrs Mulligan also promised “tough” community payback schemes with victims’ input, and an “alcohol strategy”, with other organisations, to reduce drink-fuelled antisocial behaviour and violence.

She pledged to invest in Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology to deter criminal gangs, double the number of special constables and volunteers over five years, and create a “Victims’ Charter” .

“We are privileged to have the lowest crime rates in the country, and I will endeavour to keep it that way,” said Mrs Mulligan.

“I will also focus on helping people feel safe in their homes and on the streets, which is why victims of crime will be a priority. However, the plan is not yet finished, and I need views, feedback and criticism.”

Mrs Mulligan’s first webchat, at midday today, can be reached through crimeplan.org.uk, alongside more information on the plan and feedback opportunities.

Leaflets will be available in libraries, police stations and other public buildings.

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10:14am Mon 4 Feb 13

Pete the Brickie says...



Police commissioner Julia Mulligan pledges to tackle serial offenders



Please make sure you speak slowly when you pass this on Julia, I for one can see problems involving pre-planned operations, dozens of officers and dawn raids on the homes of people eating cereal based breakfast products made from flaked corn if we aren't very careful here.
[quote] Police commissioner Julia Mulligan pledges to tackle serial offenders [/quote] Please make sure you speak slowly when you pass this on Julia, I for one can see problems involving pre-planned operations, dozens of officers and dawn raids on the homes of people eating cereal based breakfast products made from flaked corn if we aren't very careful here. Pete the Brickie
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11:56am Mon 4 Feb 13

Capt. Dobie says...

"She pledged to invest in Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology to deter criminal gangs"

Huh? What will that do? These types of crook ALWAYS have valid insurance, a license and MOT with them.

A “northern base”? Making use of those empty business units in Nothallerton or Catterick then?

"to save energy and transport costs by being more environmentally friendly" So this means the PC Plod that lives on my street won't use his patrol van to come home for lunch anymore? What about the new Audi fleet with AUTOMATIC gearboxes that the Traffic PCs did not want? Yes- they need fast cars, but automatics arent the best.

She still is a buffoon.
"She pledged to invest in Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology to deter criminal gangs" Huh? What will that do? These types of crook ALWAYS have valid insurance, a license and MOT with them. A “northern base”? Making use of those empty business units in Nothallerton or Catterick then? "to save energy and transport costs by being more environmentally friendly" So this means the PC Plod that lives on my street won't use his patrol van to come home for lunch anymore? What about the new Audi fleet with AUTOMATIC gearboxes that the Traffic PCs did not want? Yes- they need fast cars, but automatics arent the best. She still is a buffoon. Capt. Dobie
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12:01pm Mon 4 Feb 13

nasrudin says...

I like her hat.
I like her hat. nasrudin
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12:03pm Mon 4 Feb 13

N.F.S. says...

Can The Press change their headlines on their home page please. She is NOT a Police Chief!
Can The Press change their headlines on their home page please. She is NOT a Police Chief! N.F.S.
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1:04pm Mon 4 Feb 13

RooBeck says...

Instead of immersing herself in these various "gimmicky" policies over Victims Rights/Charters and "tough" payback punishments (what a joke), Mrs. Mulligan and her new P&CC colleagues should be lobbying parliament for more resources to be invested into the criminal justice system, so as to be far more vigourous and able in prosecuting offenders in the courts & building more prisons that provide effective punishment, unlike many of the current pseudo-establishment
s, more akin to Travel Lodges. She needs to cast her eyes wider and further, if she is really serious about tackling and effectively reducing criminal activity and not to level re-assurances to local residents through questionable crime detection statistics.
Instead of immersing herself in these various "gimmicky" policies over Victims Rights/Charters and "tough" payback punishments (what a joke), Mrs. Mulligan and her new P&CC colleagues should be lobbying parliament for more resources to be invested into the criminal justice system, so as to be far more vigourous and able in prosecuting offenders in the courts & building more prisons that provide effective punishment, unlike many of the current pseudo-establishment s, more akin to Travel Lodges. She needs to cast her eyes wider and further, if she is really serious about tackling and effectively reducing criminal activity and not to level re-assurances to local residents through questionable crime detection statistics. RooBeck
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1:07pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Podlet says...

Cornflake killers go home!
Cornflake killers go home! Podlet
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1:10pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Podlet says...

Or, if I may borrow from Not The Nine O'Clock News: "Chop their g**lies off!"
Or, if I may borrow from Not The Nine O'Clock News: "Chop their g**lies off!" Podlet
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5:02pm Mon 4 Feb 13

R'Marcus says...

I like Ms. Mulligan's youthful enthusiasm.
When push means to shove, will the scotes, the anti-social mob, be tamed?
I understand the commissioner wants to recruit cost-free bobbies. What a joke!
I like Ms. Mulligan's youthful enthusiasm. When push means to shove, will the scotes, the anti-social mob, be tamed? I understand the commissioner wants to recruit cost-free bobbies. What a joke! R'Marcus
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5:05pm Mon 4 Feb 13

YSTClinguist says...

How many times do you have to be caught trashing an unlocked public park before they do something then?
How many times do you have to be caught trashing an unlocked public park before they do something then? YSTClinguist
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6:49pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Guy Fawkes says...

Mrs Mulligan also promised “tough” community payback schemes.


As I understand it, it's not within her power to promise that. Her remit is only police policy (i.e. determining what law enforcement activities they prioritise and which ones go on the back burner): she doesn't have any say over sentencing policy and guidelines, which are determined nationally by the Ministry of Justice.

Huh? What will that do? These types of crook ALWAYS have valid insurance, a license and MOT with them.


They might not themselves, but you can bet your bottom euro that they will have cloned the number plate from a car that is legit, thereby making the ANPR camera useless. Add to that the widely reported policy of not pulling over ANPR-detected cars that a registered in the names of members of ethnic minorities for fear of being branded institutionally racist (although theoretically that is something Mulligan could put a stop to), and they probably don't do much good.
[quote]Mrs Mulligan also promised “tough” community payback schemes.[/quote] As I understand it, it's not within her power to promise that. Her remit is only police policy (i.e. determining what law enforcement activities they prioritise and which ones go on the back burner): she doesn't have any say over sentencing policy and guidelines, which are determined nationally by the Ministry of Justice. [quote]Huh? What will that do? These types of crook ALWAYS have valid insurance, a license and MOT with them.[/quote] They might not themselves, but you can bet your bottom euro that they will have cloned the number plate from a car that is legit, thereby making the ANPR camera useless. Add to that the widely reported policy of not pulling over ANPR-detected cars that a registered in the names of members of ethnic minorities for fear of being branded institutionally racist (although theoretically that is something Mulligan could put a stop to), and they probably don't do much good. Guy Fawkes
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9:16pm Mon 4 Feb 13

capt spaulding says...

They already strarted tackling serial offenders some time ago.

By not prosecuting anyone in the first place.

Its working, trust me it is.
They already strarted tackling serial offenders some time ago. By not prosecuting anyone in the first place. Its working, trust me it is. capt spaulding
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2:28pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Sillybillies says...

The problem is that she hasn't got a clue, and has been listening to all the bull sh1t put out by the even clueless North Yorks Police Farce as to how good they are. WE on the other hand know from bitter experience they are useless and the reason for low crime figures is that we don't bother reporting crime and other incidents any more, because they don't turn up even for 999 calls, and are a waste of time.

Even more of a waste of time are specials, they always were, and she could save £3.6 million on sacking the even more useless PCSOs who spend their time wandering around aimlessly like tarts in a trance.

The main thing she can do is appoint a Chief Constable from outside who is untainted by association with previous chief constables, and the disaster which is the current police force of North Yorkshire.
The problem is that she hasn't got a clue, and has been listening to all the bull sh1t put out by the even clueless North Yorks Police Farce as to how good they are. WE on the other hand know from bitter experience they are useless and the reason for low crime figures is that we don't bother reporting crime and other incidents any more, because they don't turn up even for 999 calls, and are a waste of time. Even more of a waste of time are specials, they always were, and she could save £3.6 million on sacking the even more useless PCSOs who spend their time wandering around aimlessly like tarts in a trance. The main thing she can do is appoint a Chief Constable from outside who is untainted by association with previous chief constables, and the disaster which is the current police force of North Yorkshire. Sillybillies
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