Archived News 2012

New Year Message (31 Dec 2012)

The year ahead sees huge challenges, but also opportunities for policing and crime prevention across West Yorkshire. Government funding cuts to the police force, local government and partner organisations concerned with policing and community safety means the level of resources available are ...

West Yorkshire Police Funding of 20% To Be Achieved (20 Dec 2012)

Core funding from Government for the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner has now been announced as £331.7m for 2013/14 as compared with £337.1m for the current year. This is a reduction in cash terms of over £5m (or 1.6%) before taking into account real terms inflationary pressures ...

Response to Announcement (19 Dec 2012)

The statement today clearly demonstrates that the Home Secretary has not listened. The cuts are going too far, too fast and the way the funding is allocated means there is no fair deal for West Yorkshire. In a meeting and in an open letter to Theresa May, I raised the cuts to West Yorkshire ...

Open Letter to the Home Secretary (17 Dec 2012)

Dear Home Secretary, On Thursday 19 December, the Government will be informing police and crime commissioners across England and Wales of the funding that they will be receiving towards policing in their areas. After your recent meeting with all the newly elected police and crime ...

Comment from the Police and Crime Commissioner on the Chancellor's Autumn Statement (5 Dec 2012)

In response to the Chancellor's autumn statement, West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, said "In the last week I have met with both the Home Secretary and the Policing Minister in order to strongly argue the case for more money for policing and for community ...

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Called on Home Secretary to Stop Unfair Cuts to Policing (4 Dec 2012)

Mark Burns-Williamson, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, met with the Home Secretary yesterday to argue against unfair cuts to policing. The message from police and crime commissioners across the country was clear. They called on Theresa May to think again about the deep and ...

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner calls on the Home Secretary to Stop the Unfair Cuts to Policing (3 Dec 2012)

West Yorkshire's new Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson'swill today challenge the Home Secretary's decision to cut the county's policing budget by £100 million over the next four years when he meets Theresa May. In his first opportunity to speak directly to the Home ...

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner meets with Police Minister (30 Nov 2012)

Newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson met with Policing Minister Damien Green today to raise spending cuts and the implications for policing across West Yorkshire. Speaking at the meeting, Mark said: "This is an extremely serious issue. The Government spending cuts...

'Listening to You First' Budget and Police and Crime Survey (29 Nov 2012)

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns Williamson, wants people to tell him what issues they have with crime and what needs doing to make them feel more secure in their local communities. To take part in the 'Listening to You First' campaign click here to fill in the Budget ...

West Yorkshire PCC Launches New Campaign Listening To You First (29 Nov 2012)

Newly elected West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns Williamson, wants people to tell him what issues they have with crime and what needs doing to make them feel more secure in their local communities. Listening To You First campaign is different to previous consultations ...

National Campaign to End Domestic Violence Backed By New West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (23 Nov 2012)

Calderdale

Event: 24th November, 11am Location: White Swan Pub, Hebden Bridge West Yorkshire's newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, will be in Hebden Bridge to support International White Ribbon Day. The White Ribbon campaign is calling for men to take responsibility ...

Calderdale Gets Opportunity to Meet Police and Crime Commissioner (23 Nov 2012)

Calderdale

Issue: Friday, 23 November, 2012 Event: Saturday 24th November - Halifax Piece Hall The newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson is to consult with people in Calderdale about the issues that matter most to them. (Saturday 24th November) This is part of a much ...

First West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Elected (17 November 2012)

Yesterday Councillor Mark Burns-Williamson, OBE was elected to be the first Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire. He will formally take up his post on Thursday 22 November 2012. West Yorkshire Police Authority will be abolished at midnight on 21 November 2012...

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