Archived News 2015

West Yorkshire Police weapons surrender (19 Jan 2015)

Stabbing victim Vincent Uzomah is backing a new West Yorkshire Police initiative giving people the chance to hand over guns and other weapons. The weapons surrender, starting tomorrow (January 20) until January 30, involves police urging members of the public to hand in any weapons they hold ...

New Year plans for officer recruitment drive under consideration (31 Dec 2015)

West Yorkshire Police is planning a Police Officer recruitment campaign in the New Year following conversations with the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). It follows the recent announcement that further cuts on the scale anticipated (25%-40%) would not be made to policing budgets under ...

Statement re Flooding Response (28 December)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, has praised the police and partners for their work to help flood hit communities across the county. The flooding situation has been, according to the Environment Agency, some of the worst in 70 years and the Police ...

Christmas message from West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (23 Dec 2015)

With the festive season now upon us I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2016. It's at times like this that the effort everyone connected with West Yorkshire Police, whether that be someone who works or volunteers for the Force and...

Christmas Holiday Period Opening Hours 2015

Thursday, 24 December 2015 (reduced cover from 2.00pm) Friday, 25 December 2015 (Statutory holiday) - Closed Monday, 28 December 2015 (Statutory holiday) - Closed *Tuesday, 29 December 2015 - Normal office hours *Wednesday, 30 December 2015 - Normal office hours *Thursday, 31 ...

Statement after 11 convicted in child sexual exploitation trial (18 Dec 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, said: "This has been a particularly disturbing and complex case and all of our thoughts should be with the young and vulnerable victims who not only had to suffer serious abuse from these men but then relive their ...

Statement re Funding Settlement (17 Dec 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, said: "The details of the police funding settlement announced today are a victory for common sense and represent a pulling back from the brink of potentially taking a huge risk with community safety. As Police and Crime...

Statement re HMIC Report into Vulnerability (16 Dec 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Mark Burns-Williamson, said: "Protecting vulnerable people and safeguarding generally is a key focus that cuts across many different areas of my Police and Crime Plan which has resulted in large realignment of resources within West ...

Pledge to Continue Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) (Dec 16 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, MarkBurns-Williamson, has shown his commitment to tackling Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and sexual abuse by pledging to continue to do everythingpossible to crack down and tackle such abhorrent crimes. Throughout the Christmas and New Year ...

PCC statement regarding review into the case of Danny Major (11 Dec 2015)

A review into the case of Danny Major commissioned by the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson has been delivered today (Friday11 December). Mark Burns-Williamson, said: "I asked an independent police force (Greater Manchester Police) to carry out this ...

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner in Christmas domestic abuse message (11 Dec 2015)

With domestic violence and abuse traditionally increasing during the Christmas and New Year period, the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson has given his support to a campaign to help tackle it. Posters reminding people involved in domestic violence and abuse ...

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner's comment regarding funding formula (11 Dec 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, has backed calls for an independent panel to help the Home Office devise a new funding formula for police forces in England and Wales. Mark Burns-Williamson, said: "The way in which the Home Office allocates money to ...

£1million invested by West Yorkshire's PCC in an innovative new project to help tackle domestic abuse and violence (9 Dec 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson has invested £1million in an innovative new project to help tackle domestic abuse and violence. The new service called Choices was opened on Monday 7 December at the YMCA building in Halifax. The Choices service will be ...

Destruction Order for legal highs praised by Police and Crime Commissioner (7 Dec 2015)

The decision by Leeds Magistrates Court to grant a forfeiture and destruction order for £34,000 of so-called legal highs has been praised by the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson. The so-called 'legal highs' were seized from shops in Leeds and have now been ...

New Hub to Help Victims and Witnesses of Crime (4 Dec 2015)

A new centre dedicated to supporting victims and witnesses officially opened its doors on 3rd December in Wakefield City Centre. The new facility has been made possible by funding from West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, and, managed by Victim Support, will ...

Police and Crime Commissioner – “tackling modern slavery is a priority” on International Day for the Abolition of Slavery (2 Dec 2015)

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has vowed to keep tackling human trafficking to mark International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2015. The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery marks the date of the adoption by the General Assembly of the ...

Police and Crime Commissioner sees great work of Bradford West Neighbourhood Policing Team (1 Dec 2015)

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson saw the great work of Bradford West Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) when he visited them on Friday (20/11). Officers from the Bradford West NPT including Inspector Tom Horner and Sgt Roger Moore took the Police and Crime...

Supporting International Day of Persons with Disabilities (1 Dec 2015)

West Yorkshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire are supporting the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Wednesday, 3 December, as they continue to raise awareness of what constitutes a hate crime and encourage reporting. A joint hate crime campaign ...

Joint study into the policing and prevention of radicalization and violent extremism in the UK and Denmark (1 Dec 2015)

As part of his efforts to tackle terrorism and violent extremism, the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson has teamed up with police in Denmark and the University of Leeds to support a ground-breaking study into the issue. The study - which is a PhD studentship ...

£200,000 for good causes as the Safer Communities Fund opens for applications (30 Nov 2015)

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Mark Burns-Williamson has opened the latest grant round of the Safer Communities Fund (SCF) with £200,000 available to bid for. The money for the fund comes directly from money seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) ...

One million pounds given to West Yorkshire by Police and Crime Commissioner to help reduce crime (27 Nov 2015)

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, has awarded nearly £153,000 in the latest round of the Safer Communities Funds (SCF) grants - taking the grand total of awards given since the SCF began to over £1milllion. Successful applicants gathered at Wakefield ...

Statement on the Comprehensive Spending Review (25 Nov 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson has cautiously welcomed the announcement that the Policing budget will not be cut any further. The PCC had warned the Government not to take a gamble with community safety in the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) ...

£100,000 to support victims of hate crime as PCC launches one off extraordinary grant round (25 Nov 2015)

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has launched a one off £100,000 extraordinary grant for organisations to tackle hate crime. The one off grant round is being funded from the Victim Support Services Fund held by the Police and Crime Commissioner and is for ...

Domestic abuse affects children too (25 Nov 2015)

Wednesday (25th November) marks the beginning of a national 16 days of action around domestic abuse, including raising awareness of the issue, and encouraging reporting of offences. West Yorkshire Police is supporting the days of action with its own campaign, focussing on the impact of ...

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner visits Halifax to see neighbourhood policing in action (23 Nov 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, visited Halifax to see neighbourhood policing in action. The Police and Crime Commissioner joined in on a patrol around the Park Ward area of the town and got to speak to officers and members of the public He also ...

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner recognises dedication of White Rose Police Officer (23 Nov 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson visited the White Rose Shopping Centre on Monday to recognise the dedication to duty of a Police Officer. He was there to give PC Stan Julien, who is based at the centre, an award for 10 years of work as a Police Officer ...

Statement Ahead of Comprehensive Spending Review (20 Nov 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, and Temporary Chief Constable, Dee Collins, met with West Yorkshire MPs at the House of Commons on Tuesday (17 November) to explain what cuts of between 25% and 40%, to be announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR...

Police and Crime Commissioner and West Yorkshire Police make a donation to The Police Treatment Centres (19 November 2015)

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner and West Yorkshire Police's Temporary Chief Constable, Dee Collins, have made a donation of £10,000 to The Police Treatment Centres using monies from the Police Property Act Fund. The Police Treatment Centres is a ...

Transgender Day of Remembrance (18 Nov 2015)

In recognition of Transgender Day of Remembrance on 20th November, West Yorkshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson are encouraging more people to come forward and report instances of hate crime. Officers will attend a commemorative service in Huddersfield ...

Serious sexual offences campaign launched ahead of start of Christmas party season (17 Nov 2015)

Ahead of the Christmas party season, West Yorkshire Police is highlighting the nature of rape and other sexual offences reported to the Force in a bid to reduce the number of crimes being committed. Over the festive period, police forces nationally tend to see an increase in reports of rape ...

Police and Crime Commissioner sees good work being done in Wakefield on visit to Neighbourhood Policing Team (10 Nov 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson has been finding out more about areas of Wakefield on a visit to the local Neighbourhood Policing Teams. Mark Burns-Williamson met with the Monday Club - a community get together for elderly people living on the Portabello...

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner welcomes Parliamentary debate on police funding (5 Nov 2015)

In welcoming the debate in Parliament yesterday West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, said: "I have always argued that the way in which the Government currently allocates money to police forces through the funding formula hits West Yorkshire disproportionately ...

Your Police and Crime Commissioner holding public surgery in Wakefield City Centre on 13 November (3 Nov 2015)

This is your opportunity to discuss your policing and crime issues with the man who oversees policing across the county. Mark Burns-Williamson, the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire will be in Wakefield Town Centre on Friday, 13th November and wants to hear from you. The ...

Police and Crime Commissioner reaffirms commitment to tackling Female Genital Mutilation as changes to legislation come into effect (28 Oct 2015)

West Yorkshire's Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has vowed to continue tackling female genital mutilation (FGM) as new legislation is introduced to encourage its reporting. The change to the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 and puts a duty on regulated ...

Single service to benefit victims of sexual assault across the region (28 Oct 2015)

Victims of rape and sexual assault in West Yorkshire will receive the care and support they need from a new region wide service put in place by NHS England and the West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner. Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCS) give victims a more comfortable ...

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner joins Bradford Safeguarding Week (23 Oct 2015)

Bradford Council launched a week of activities to focus on the extensive work undertaken by the Council and many other partner organisations to safeguard children, young people and adults. The Safeguarding week runs from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd October and is co-ordinated by Bradford ...

We all have our part to play in reducing burglary (22 Oct 2015)

As the evenings get darker earlier and autumn takes hold, West Yorkshire Police is reminding people of the simple steps we can all take to deter burglars from targeting our homes. Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Angela Williams has taken part in a short crime prevention video (below) and ...

Police and Crime Commissioner welcomes report into West Yorkshire Police’s preparedness for more budget cuts (20 Oct 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, has welcomed a report into West Yorkshire Police's preparedness for more budget cuts, but urged the Government to stop gambling with public safety. The HMIC (her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary) PEEL report into ...

Scientific breakthrough brings a violent sex attacker to justice after 31 years (19 Oct 2015)

Ground-breaking scientific techniques have helped West Yorkshire Police put a vicious sex attacker behind bars - more than thirty years after he committed the crime. In August 1984, a man broke into a flat in Wakefield where a 25-year-old woman and her baby son were sleeping. The intruder ...

Joint statement on future of PCSOs in Leeds (16 Oct 2015)

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) said: "There have once again been scare stories claiming the very future of PCSOs is in doubt and I want to set the record straight as these articles are unhelpful as they cause unnecessary concern amongst communities ...

Police and Crime Commissioner reaffirms his commitment to tackling Modern Slavery on Anti-Slavery Day (16 Oct 2015)

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has vowed to keep tackling human trafficking to mark Anti-Slavery Day 2015. The day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of what modern day slavery is and what can be done to combat it. Mark Burns-Williamson ...

New £250,000 Cyber Crime Unit launches ahead of Get Safe On Line Week (16 Oct 2015)

A specialist new team has come 'on line' this autumn to take the fight to cyber criminals in West Yorkshire. Specialist cyber skilled staff have been recruited to provide West Yorkshire Police with cutting edge skills in combating cyber-crime, and in using the latest techniques to help enhance...

Police and Crime Commissioner’s comments on increase in overall recorded crime (15 Oct 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, has promised to continue to do everything he can to help reduce crime, despite severe Government cuts. He said: "I am of course concerned that overall recorded crime has increased and am liaising with the Temporary ...

Statement regarding missing Bradford family (14 Oct 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns Williamson, has joined the Police to appeal for information to help trace a family of seven from Bradford who have been reported missing. The missing people are 39 year old Imran Ameen, his wife, Farzana Ameen (40 years) both from ...

National plans to record hate crimes against Muslims separately have been welcomed by the PCC (13 Oct 2015)

National plans to record hate crimes against Muslims separately have been welcomed by the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner - as it will bring other police services in line with what happens already in the county. In October 2014 Mark Burns-Williamson, the West Yorkshire Police and...

Police and Crime Commissioner Supports “It’s My Right” Transgender Youth Campaign (13 Oct 2015)

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner is supporting a campaign to raise awareness that young people have a right to be themselves. The "It's My Right" campaign aims to ensure that young transgender people are able to challenge misconceptions and are aware of ...

Plans to scrap two leading West Yorkshire courts have been criticised by West Yorkshire’s PCC (9 Oct 2015)

Plans to scrap two leading West Yorkshire courts have been criticised as an attack on local justice by the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner. Mark Burns-Williamson has written to the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to oppose plans to close courts in Calderdale and Wakefield as part of ...

Hate hurts: hate crime campaign re-launched (9 Oct 2015)

West Yorkshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire are today launching Hate Hurts, their campaign to highlight the issue of hate crime. The campaign launch coincides with national Hate Crime Awareness Week which starts tomorrow, Saturday, 10 October, and aims to ...

Elsie Frost: Major re-investigation launched into 50 year-old-murder (2 Oct 2015)

Detectives investigating the 50-year-old murder of a Wakefield schoolgirl have uncovered new lines of enquiry as part of a major re-investigation of the case. Officers investigating the 1965 murder of 14-year-old Elsie Frost are appealing for information to identify a previously unknown man ...

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s response to parking tickets refund decision (30 Sept 2015)

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, said: "I understand the disappointment at the decision made by West Yorkshire Police not to refund motorists who received parking tickets from PCSOs who did not have the relevant powers at the time of issue. I agree that the...

Victims of hate crime encouraged to come forward in West Yorkshire (30 Sept 2015)

West Yorkshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire are supporting today's national launch of the "We Stand Together" campaign, encouraging all victims of hate crime to come forward. The campaign seeks to bring individuals and communities together against hatred and...

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner reiterates his commitment to tackling cyber-crime (24 Sept 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson has reiterated his commitment to tackling cyber-crime and called for a greater awareness of the issue. Tackling cyber-crime is a priority in the Police and Crime Commissioner's Police and Crime Plan and in February last ...

Police warn of 'absolute danger' of using a mobile phone while driving (24 Sept 2015)

Police in West Yorkshire are supporting a national campaign to warn people of the ''absolute danger'' of using a mobile phone while driving. Officers from Yorkshire's largest force are using the week-long campaign, which is being led by the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC), to raise ...

West Yorkshire Criminal Justice and Mental Health Forum Launched (22 Sept 2015)

Today signals a step change in the way mental health services are delivered as partners from health and criminal justice have come together to launch the West Yorkshire Criminal Justice and Mental Health Forum. This Forum is unprecedented and includes West Yorkshire's Police and Crime ...

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner signs agreement to support victims of assistance dog attacks (21 Sept 2015)

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, has today signed an agreement to support victims of attacks on assistance dogs. He joined with West Yorkshire Police and Guide Dogs in signing the Service Level Agreement which details how police will respond to an attack on an...

Leeds Specials Scoop National Award (10 Sept 2015)

Three Special Constables in Leeds have won first prize at a National Award Ceremony, that was held yesterday (9/9) in London. Senior Section Officer Stephen Richardson, Senior Section Officer Thomas Mortimer and Special Constable Thomas Haworth attended the Lord Ferrers' awards after being ...

Police and Crime Commissioner visits Leeds Inner East Neighbourhood Policing Team (8 Sept 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson visited the Harehills area on Monday to meet local community representatives and see the excellent on-going work by the Leeds Inner East Neighbourhood Policing Team. Mark began the morning at Killingbeck Police Station ...

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner holding a live web chat (8 Sept 2015)

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner will be answering your questions and listening to your concerns on a live web chat on Thursday 17th September. The web chat, which will run from 7pm until 8pm, has a general theme and is an opportunity for you to ask your ...

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner attends Anti-Trafficking Network Workshop (3 Sept 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson today attended a West Yorkshire Anti-Trafficking Network workshop. The workshop compromised of running through a hypothetical case of large scale human trafficking in the region with the aim of developing a reliable multi...

Your Police and Crime Commissioner holding public surgery in Wakefield City Centre on 18 September (3 Sept 2015)

This is your opportunity to discuss your policing and crime issues with the man who oversees policing across the county. Mark Burns-Williamson, the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire will be in Wakefield Town Centre on Friday, 18th September and wants to hear from you. The ...

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson publishes his Annual Report (2 Sept 2015)

This report charts the progress the Police and Crime Commissioner has made in meeting his commitments to people across the county and the wider activities and achievements of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC). It also looks at the performance of West Yorkshire Police and...

New round of grants for Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Fund (1 Sept 2015)

A new round of grants for the Police and Crime Commissioner's Safer Communities Fund opens today (1st September). The grants are provided using money seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act within West Yorkshire. Local organisations and groups can apply for up to £5000. Around £140,000 has ...

Youth Advisory Group sees first-hand West Yorkshire Police’s £38m state of the art training facility (28 Aug 2015)

Members of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, Mark Burns-Williamson's Youth Advisory Group (YAG) and junior Neighbourhood Watch group, Warwick Watchers, have seen first-handhow our police officers gain the skills they need to keep our communities safe. Members of the YAG...

Praise for police from Office of the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (26 Aug 2015)

Police officers across West Yorkshire who help to keep communities safer and feeling safer have been praised by the Office of the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson. Police officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) continue to play a vital role at...

Moves to tackle anti-social behaviour welcomed (25 Aug 2015)

Moves to tackle anti-social behaviour in Bradford and also help those in need get the help they require have been welcomed by the Office of the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson. Anti-social behaviour can have a very negative impact on people's quality of ...

Statement re media story re police body worn cameras (21 Aug 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson has provided £2m to West Yorkshire Police to fund body worn cameras as they will improve policing across the county, provide an 'independent witness' when officers interact with the public and can provide significant help ...

Statement on West Yorkshire RPU tweet (14 Aug 2015)

A spokesman for the Office of the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, said: "This is clearly an inappropriate tweet and rightly the police have apologised for the offence caused. We are now seeking reassurances that the police are investigating how and why the tweet went out...

Update regarding Chief Constable Mark Gilmore (14 Aug 2015)

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson received a report from Lancashire Constabulary arising from alleged conduct matters involving West Yorkshire's Chief Constable Mark Gilmore. Having considered the report carefully the PCC voluntarily referred these matters ...

Event to tackle Female Genital Mutilation a success (14 Aug 2015)

A West Yorkshire-wide partnership event to help tackle Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has been hailed a success. The event was organised by the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, and was the first time that statutory and community partners from across the ...

Police and Crime Commissioner’s visit cements LTHT's relationship with West Yorkshire Police (11 Aug 2015)

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, was guest of honour at a Crime Prevention Roadshow at St James's University Hospital. Mr Burns-Williamson officially opened the event in the atrium of the Bexley Wing at St James's alongside Julian Hartley, Chief Executive ...

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner welcomes national report that shows his office spend per size of population is one of the lowest in the country (7 Aug 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson has welcomed a national report from the TaxPayers' Alliance that shows his office spend per size of population is one of the lowest in the country. The report shows that, out of 41 Police and Crime Commissioners in ...

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner awards Safer Communities Fund grants (7 Aug 2015)

The latest round of the Safer Communities Fund grants have been awarded by the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson. Successful applicants gathered at Brighouse High School last night (Thursday, 6th August) to receive their cheques of up to £5000. The grants ...

Young people warned of the dangers of sharing sexual images (4 Aug 2015)

Young people are being warned of the dangers of sharing sexual images in a new campaign to combat a growing 'sexting' problem in West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire Police and partners are advising under 16's of the negative impact either requesting or sharing sexual images can have on their ...

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner shows his pride in Leeds (3 Aug 2015)

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, joined thousands of revellers this weekend for the 9th Leeds Pride. He watched the colourful parade which was led by the West Yorkshire Police Band before meeting members of the public. Mr Burns-Williamson said: "I always ...

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner welcomes grant to help in fight against cyber-crime (31 Jul 2015)

The fight against cyber-crime in West Yorkshire has been given a boost following the approval of a grant. The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, has welcomed the grant of £643,290 from the Police Knowledge Fund. It will be used to produce an evidence-based ...

Call for greater powers to be able to consider banning protests in the county (29 Jul 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson has repeated his call for greater powers to be able to consider banning protests in the county. The renewed call comes after figures show that more than £750,000 was spent by West Yorkshire Police policing just one EDL ...

PCC learns about being Fearless in West Yorkshire (24 Jul 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Mark Burns-Williamson, attended a Fearless workshop at Horbury Academy earlier this month, with the workshop aim to educate the students about crimes which relate to Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). During the workshop they learnt how to...

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner makes clear pledge re future of PCSOs (23 Jul 2015)

A message from West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson: "After a story in today's (Thursday 23 July) Yorkshire Evening Post I wanted to set the record straight and emphasise again my commitment to neighbourhood policing and the future of Police Community Support ...

Statement about Government proposals around the police funding formula (22 Jul 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson, said: "I have always fought for a fairer funding deal for West Yorkshire and will continue to do so. "West Yorkshire Police is one of the largest forces in the country with some of the greatest needs, facing much more...

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner hosting Partnership Event on Female Genital Mutilation (22 Jul 2015)

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, will be hosting a Partnership Event on Wednesday 5th August, around Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Statutory and voluntary organisations will be attending the event, which aims to prevent FGM taking place and to ensure ...

Crime recording changes impact on year end figures (16 Jul 2015)

Crime in West Yorkshire remains low, despite national crime recording changes which have seen some recorded offences rise significantly. As West Yorkshire Police revealed in April, crime to the end of March 2015, is at a 31 year low, with 1,635 fewer victims compared with the same period the ...

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner running ‘young people and the police’ web chat (15 Jul 2015)

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), is holding a live web chat from 7pm on Thursday 23 July. The web chat has a theme of 'young people and the police' and is an opportunity to speak to the PCC from the comfort of your own home! The chat will focus ...

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner defends 'Bobbies on the Beat' following Chairman of the APCC’s comments (14 Jul 2015)

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, has defended 'Bobbies on the Beat' as part of a visible Neighbourhood Policing uniformed presence on the streets following a suggestion that they are 'an outdated notion that should be sacrificed in favour of sophisticated ...

Seasonal forced marriage and honour-based violence awareness campaign launched (14 Jul 2015)

Ahead of the start of the school summer holiday, West Yorkshire Police is reminding people of the signs to look out for of forced marriage and honour-based violence. Over the school holidays there tends to be an increase in forced marriages. In the run up to, and over the summer holidays, ...

Your Police and Crime Commissioner holding public surgery in Halifax Town Centre on 31st July (13 Jul 2015)

This is your opportunity to discuss your policing and crime issues with the man who oversees policing across the county. Mark Burns-Williamson, the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire will be in Halifax Town Centre on Friday, 31st July and wants to hear from you. The surgery ...

The Duke of Edinburgh opens West Yorkshire Police's training facility (10 Jul 2015)

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh officially opened new prestigious police training facilities in West Yorkshire today (Friday July 10, 2015). West Yorkshire Police's new £38 million training facility at the Carr Gate complex in Wakefield includes state-of-the-art firearms, public ...

Statement from West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner 10 years on from 7/7 (7 Jul 2015)

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson: "I can remember the tragic events of 7 July, 2005 very clearly as news started to come in through the various media channels - I was the Chair of the Police Authority at the time and I watched and heard in horror as the chain ...

Celebrating 30 years of Neighbourhood Watch in West Yorkshire (6 Jul 2015)

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Neighbourhood Watch in West Yorkshire which boasts around 4,000 local schemes across the county. Neighbourhood Watch is a simple but effective initiative where people come together to promote safety and reduce crime in their neighbourhoods. Temporary ...

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner investing nearly £500,000 to improve community safety (3 Jul 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson is investing over £480,000* to improve community safety in the area. The funding was secured via the West Yorkshire for Innovation team (WyFi) through the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Commission which ...

Police Explorers awarded for dedication to West Yorkshire Police (2 Jul 2015)

Intrepid young Explorers who have experienced the work of West Yorkshire Police were rewarded for their hard work and dedication at an Awards Evening on Wednesday evening (1/07). The event, at the Carr Gate Complex celebrated the achievements of this year's intake of Explorers, who were ...

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner visits Castleford Neighbourhood Policing Team (30 Jun 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson met school children and shopkeepers on Thursday (25/06) as he paid a visit to the Castleford and Featherstone areas to listen to community concerns. The visit began with a briefing with local officers from the Castleford ...

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner holds Human Trafficking web chat (30 Jun 2015)

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), has held a live web chat. The web chat was an opportunity for people to ask the PCC about what's being done to tackle the issue of human trafficking. Questions included whether there is a lot of human ...

Recovered proceeds of crime money keeping teenagers safe (29 Jun 2015)

Students at Manor Croft Academy, Dewsbury have been learning how to keep safe from grooming and sexual exploitation, thanks to funding from West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner. The Year 9 and 10 students have been taking part in a 6 week programme called Respect Me Too run by ...

Funding announced to crack unsolved murder and rape cases (25 Jun 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner has announced over £1.5m worth of funding to employ extra staff to help crack historical unsolved murder and rape cases. Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson has pledged the money - £1.592 million - to help West Yorkshire Police ...

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has sent a strong message of unity and hope to all the communities of West Yorkshire (16 Jun 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson has sent a strong message of unity and hope to all the communities of West Yorkshire. He pledged that the communities of West Yorkshire will be stronger and more resilient than ever in the face of adversity after media ...

Human trafficking web chat (16 Jun 2015)

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), will be holding a live web chat to talk about human trafficking next week. The web chat will start at 7pm on Thursday, 25th June, and is an opportunity for you to ask the PCC about what's being done to tackle the ...

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson has urged the people of Dewsbury to show unity (15 Jun 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson has urged the people of Dewsbury to show unity and stand together after reports of a former resident from the town being involved in a suicide bombing in Iraq. Police have been made aware of media reports with regard to the...

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner holds another West Yorkshire-wide summit on Child Sexual Exploitation (15 Jun 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson has held another West Yorkshire-wide summit on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). In September last year the Commissioner brought together various partners and safeguarding experts who help tackle the issue of CSE for a ...

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner visits rehabilitation charity (12 Jun 2015)

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson spent time at a jail on Thursday as he visited Leeds Prison to see how money from his Safer Communities Fund is being spent. Money from the Safer Communities Fund has helped to support the charity, Tempus Novo, which aims to ...

Statement on incident at Dixons Kings Academy Bradford (12 Jun 2015)

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson has promised to continue to do everything possible to help keep students, staff, parents and school visitors safe. A teacher at the Dixons Kings Academy, Bradford, was stabbed yesterday (Thursday) and remains in hospital ...

Could you Be Special and volunteer for West Yorkshire Police? (28 May 2015)

1st June marks the start of National Volunteers Week, and Saturday 6th June is the start of National Specials Weekend - West Yorkshire Police is encouraging people to consider becoming a Volunteer or Special Constable and give something back to their communities. Assistant Chief Constable ...

Police and Crime Commissioner backs campaign warning of the “absolute danger” of using a mobile phone when driving (27 May 2015)

Mark Burns-Williamson, the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, has given his backing to a national campaign to warn of the "absolute danger" of using a mobile phone when driving. The National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) is holding a week-long campaign to raise awareness of the ...

New role to tackle child sexual exploitation (18 May 2015)

A former Police Officer will be advising others on the best way to tackle Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). Stuart Piper has justjoined the team at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) as a Safeguarding Co-ordinator to work with partners across West Yorkshire in developing a...

Dementia Awareness Week (18 May 2015)

To coincide with Dementia Awareness Week, West Yorkshire Police is launching a new campaign to raise awareness of the condition and promote closer working between police, those with dementia and their carers. The Force has been putting significant work into raising awareness amongst staff and...

West Yorkshire Policing Awards 2015 (16 May 2015)

West Yorkshire Police honoured its heroes at its annual awards ceremony which was held at the Force's state-of-the-art Carr Gate training facility last night. The West Yorkshire Policing Awards recognises exceptional performance within the Force, under categories such as extraordinary public ...

Statement re Chief Constable (14 May 2015)

Statement from the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson "Today (Thursday, 14 May) I can confirm that as of Monday 18 May I will be lifting the suspension of West Yorkshire Police's Chief Constable, Mark Gilmore. Mark Gilmore was suspended in the public ...

Safer Communities Fund grant (11 May 2015)

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Monday, 11th May, 2015 NEW ROUND OF GRANTS FOR COMMISSIONER'S COMMUNITY FUND A new round of grants for the Police and Crime Commissioner's Safer Communities Fund opens today (11th May). The grants are provided using money seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act within West Yorkshire. Local ...

Burglary Prevention Web Chat (8 May 2015)

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner is teaming up with West Yorkshire Police to take to the internet to talk about burglary prevention. The Police and Crime Commissioner is joining the West Yorkshire Police Crime Prevention Officer Chris Joyce in a live web ...

Police and Crime Commissioner supports anti violence campaign (5 May 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner joined Castleford Tigers and their Community Trust this weekend to show his support for an anti-violence campaign. Mark Burns-Williamson and the players stood together with representatives from the Castleford Tigers and the White Ribbon Campaign...

Police and Crime Commissioner thanks police and spectators for Tour de Yorkshire success (5 May 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner has praised the police and spectators for doing their bit to make the first ever Tour de Yorkshire a massive success. Mark Burns-Williamson joined thousands of fans in the centre of Wakefield on Sunday to mark the start of the third and final ...

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner tackles male violence against women (30 Apr 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner - and life-long Castleford Tigers fan - will be on the pitch at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle on Sunday to show his support for the White Ribbon Campaign. Mark Burns-Williamson will join representatives from the club and the Campaign at half time ...

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner joining thousands of spectators at the Tour de Yorkshire (29 Apr 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner will be joining thousands of spectators this weekend as the first ever Tour de Yorkshire comes to the county. Mark Burns-Williamson will be watching the third and final leg of the route, which starts in Wakefield and finishes in Leeds and ...

New West Yorkshire Police twitter account launched for real time events (23 Apr 2015)

West Yorkshire Police is launching a new twitter account (@WYP_CCC)to give followers a real time update about ongoing incidents and events. The new account will inform people as up to the minute as possible about what is happening across the county including road closures and other ongoing ...

Crime down again in West Yorkshire (16 Apr 2015)

Crime in West Yorkshire is at a 31-year low, latest figures released today reveal. However, continuing financial pressure and reducing resources mean the success of the past year will be increasingly difficult to sustain in future. West Yorkshire Police continues to drive down crime with...

Advice straight from the offender's mouth - Burglary Campaign (27 Mar 2015)

Convicted criminals have been enlisted by police to help combat burglary. West Yorkshire Police has been working with convicted burglars to advise people on how they can take simple steps to avoid being a burglary victim this summer. The Force's crime prevention campaign focuses on advice...

New service launched for victims and survivors of sexual offences (27 Mar 2015)

A new service to help victims and survivors of sexual offences in West Yorkshire will officially launch on Wednesday 1 April. It includes the opening of a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) that will see the 'Surviving Trauma After Rape' or STAR project permanently housed in the building...

Statement from West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner on HMIC's Stop and Search Powers Report (24 Mar 2015)

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson said: "I understand the recommendations raised by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) in relation to their national inspection. "Stop and Search needs to be intelligence led, used proportionately, sensitively ...

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner holding a live web chat (19 Mar 2015)

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner will be answering your questions and listening to your concerns on a live web chat on Thursday (26/03). The web chat, which will run from 7pm until 8pm, has a Community Conversation theme and is an opportunity for you to ask...

Police and Crime Commissioner pledges more money to tackle Child Sexual Exploitation (19 Mar 2015)

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, has pledged nearly half a million pounds to pay for continued joint working to tackle Child Sexual Exploitation. (CSE) The £440,000 is in addition to the £3.5m available to the police for increased capacity to deal with ...

Police and Crime Commissioner’s response to George Osbourne’s Budget Statement (18 Mar 2015)

Relentless and severe cuts by central Government to West Yorkshire Police and to community safety will continue after today's budget, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has warned. Mark Burns-Williamson said that the budget by Chancellor George Osbourne shows that he is ...

Help us catch child groomers officers urge as police mark CSE Awareness Day (18 Mar 2015)

Senior police are urging residents not to let CSE offenders get away with it as part of efforts in West Yorkshire to mark the first national Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day. In a video message, Assistant Chief Constable Russ Foster has said the force will treat every report seriously ...

Police and Crime Commissioner joins a No Way Trust visit (17 Mar 2015)

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner visited a national crime prevention charity delivering sessions at Spen Valley Sports College in Liversedge last week (11/03). Prison Me! No-Way! Is an educational charity with the core aim of raising awareness among young ...

Anti-Slavery Commissioner sees first hand excellent work being done in West Yorkshire to tackle human trafficking (11 Mar 2015)

The UK's first Anti-Slavery Commissioner has been in West Yorkshire to see how police are leading the way in tackling human trafficking and slavery. Kevin Hyland met with West Yorkshire's Police and Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson to hear all about the creation of the West Yorkshire Anti ...

Bradford police to show off soccer skills in feast of futsal (10 Mar 2015)

Police officers from Bradford will join West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) tomorrow (Wednesday) to celebrate the success of a football scheme for deaf people in the city. The officers and the PCC will be donning their football kit and showing their silky soccer skills in a ...

Police and PCC 'Standing Together' against race and other hate crime (10 Mar 2015)

West Yorkshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire are supporting the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 21 March as part of their hate crime awareness campaign, and during March will be highlighting race hate crime and how people can ...

Police and Crime Commissioner backs Ministry of Justice ‘Be Aware B4 You Share’ Campaign (5 Mar 2015)

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner is backing a national campaign to raise awareness that revenge porn is now a criminal offence. Under new legislation, revenge porn, which is the sharing private sexually related materials with intent to cause distress, will soon be easier to ...

Week of Action: Cyber-Crime Awareness (2 Mar 2015)

West Yorkshire Police are highlighting the online threat posed by criminals as part of a national week of action to raise awareness over the dangers of cyber-crime. Each day will focus on a different aspect of cyber-crime, from online bullying and 'trolling' to commercial cyber-attacks, ...

New Drug Driving Legislation (2 Mar 2015)

A new law, which comes into force today (2/3), will make it illegal to drive with set limits for both illegal and certain legal drugs for the first time. The new legislation makes it easier for police forces to target drug-drivers because the law now sets limits for certain drugs- meaning ...

Council and partners supporting vulnerable people (25 Feb 2015)

Wakefield Council is launching a new scheme to create 'safe havens' to help vulnerable people in the district. The Safer Places Scheme is aimed at vulnerable people with learning disabilities, autism and dementia. It will mean people will be able to get help and support from staff within Safer...

Centre of Excellence to provide positive pathways for young people (16 Feb 2015)

An innovative new centre to tackle youth crime is set to open in Bradford. Bradford Centre of Excellence: Positive Pathways for Young People is a new initiative that delivers targeted interventions about the consequences of crime. The programmes that the centre puts on are designed and ...

Cash seizure to benefit communities of West Yorkshire (13 Feb 2015)

Communities in West Yorkshire could be in line for a cash windfall after almost £100,000 cash found in a house in Bradford was forfeited to the courts. Officers recovered the money while executing a search warrant at a house in Heath Road in February 2013. The cash was subsequently ...

Visit to contact centre makes big impression on West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (13 Feb 2015)

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner visited West Yorkshire Police's contact centre last week (05/02) and met some of the dedicated people who answer emergency and non-emergency telephone calls. Everyone who rings 999 or 101 within West Yorkshire will get ...

BACIL extend partnership with crime fighting software solution for the City of Leeds (12 Feb 2015)

The city wide retail crime reduction partnership operating in Leeds will this week announce a new partnership with Leeds based security company SentrySIS. BACIL (Business Against Crime in Leeds) will be upgraded to the latest version of the SentrySIS crime reduction software currently being used...

Police and good samaritans honoured in Wakefield (9 Feb 2015)

Police who saved residents from burning buildings and good Samaritans who assisted officers and helped potentially save the life an elderly man have been honoured for their selflessness. Wakefield Police have said a big 'thank you' to those who have gone above and beyond in the district at ...

Budget proposals to pay for recruitment of 82 more police officers given the go ahead by Police and Crime Panel (6 Feb 2015)

More than 80 police officers can now be recruited after budget proposals submitted by West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, have been given the go ahead. The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel today (FRI)supported Mr Burns-Williamson's proposal to increase...

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner backs county’s Police Federation’s #CutsHaveConsequences Campaign (3 Feb 2015)

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson has echoed concerns raised by the county's Police Federation about how severe and sustained Government cuts are risking frontline policing. The Federation today launched their campaign #CutsHaveConsequences with a stark ...

Police and Police and Crime Commissioner support LGBT History Month (2 Feb 2015)

West Yorkshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire are supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans History Month as part of our continued hate crime campaign. To coincide with February's LGB&T History Month, a particular focus is being placed on raising ...

West Yorkshire Police sign up to stop and search mapping (30 Jan 2015)

West Yorkshire Police today joined a ground-breaking new Home Office scheme which sees details of police stops and searches mapped online. The Force is one of 14 which launched the stop and search mapping scheme on www.police.uk today. The initiative allows the public to see exactly where ...

Commissioner’s Crime Fund continues to make a big impact (30 Jan 2015)

More than £700,000 has now been awarded to charities, voluntary groups and other organisations across West Yorkshire under the Police and Crime Commissioner's Safer Communities Fund. Money seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) is fed into this single community pot ...

Bradford partnership project inspires Police and Crime Commissioner (29 Jan 2015)

A police-led partnership in Bradford which is tackling some of the problems that can lead to anti-social behaviour was visited by the Police and Crime Commissioner yesterday (Wednesday). Mark Burns-Williamson came to the city to hear about the work of Reach Out For Bradford, a multi-...

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner backs new Victims’ Commissioner’s Standards (28 Jan 2015)

Calls to improve the way victims are supported by criminal justice agencies, including the police, have been welcomed by West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Mark Burns-Williamson. Mr Burns-Williamson said that a major review by Victims' Commissioner Baroness Helen Newlove ...

Bradford drug dealer ordered to repay £12,000 (23 Jan 2015)

A Bradford drug dealer has been ordered to re-pay thousands of pounds or face another year in prison. Sajid Ali, 27, who was jailed for 55 months in September 2013 for drugs offences, was served with the confiscation order at Bradford Crown Court yesterday. His Honour Judge Rose ruled...

Project aimed at ending violence against women supported by West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (23 Jan 2015)

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, has seen first-hand how money from his Safer Communities Fund is helping to end domestic violence. Mr Burns-Williamson visited the White Ribbon campaign on Thursday (22 JAN) to see how the grant from his Fund, which ...

Crime data information across West Yorkshire welcomed by Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson (22 Jan 2015)

Mr Burns-Williamson, the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, said: "It is reassuring to see that overall crime across West Yorkshire has fallen by 7.1 per cent including a significant drop in house burglaries and robberies. "Once again, these latest figures demonstrate that West...

Police hope deaf youths will go futsal crazy (19 Jan 2015)

Police in Bradford are hoping deaf children will get a kick out of their latest project. PC Jo Armstrong from the Bradford City Area Neighbourhood Team has teamed up with Sam Allen from the deaf community to launch futsal schemes for deaf youths to improve engagement between themselves and ...

Dedicated team of detectives head up new Human Trafficking Unit to tackle crime gangs (16 Jan 2015)

A dedicated team of detectives will combat human trafficking in West Yorkshire as part of efforts by police and the police and crime commissioner to tackle slavery gangs. A new dedicated Human Trafficking Unit (HTU) is now in the process of becoming operational and will work both locally and ...

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner response to the HMIC Child Protection inspection of West Yorkshire Police (13 Jan 2015)

Mr Burns-Williamson, the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, said: "Protecting our children is of vital importance as I have made absolutely clear in the Police and Crime Plan and have discussed regularly with the Chief Constable. "All agencies have a responsibility to work ...

Young people urged to have their say by joining West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Advisory Group (12 Jan 2015)

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner is looking for motivated, community focused young people between the ages of 13 and 21 to join his Youth Advisory Group (YAG) that is in its second year. The group which is known as Youth Voice Your PCC, and was named by ...

Hate crime campaign focuses on faith ahead of World Religion Day (9 Jan 2015)

As part of our continued hate crime campaign, West Yorkshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire are focusing this month on the issue of faith-related crime. A joint hate crime campaign was launched in October to raise awareness of the five strands of hate crime - ...

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner backs NSPCC’s campaign to inform parents of online dangers (9 Jan 2015)

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has pledged his support to the NSPCC's 'Share Aware' campaign which launched today (9/01). The NSPCC's Share Aware campaign is aimed at parents of 8 to 12-year-old children and also features two animations to be shown on ...

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