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

Leeds Pride 31West 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 enjoy going to Leeds Pride. It's a fantastic atmosphere and a real opportunity to meet people from all walks of life.

"It's important for me to be able to speak to all kinds of people from different backgrounds to find out what they think of policing in West Yorkshire and how it could be better.

Leeds Pride 2"I was particularly interested to hear about any incidents of hate crime and how they are dealt with.

"I was also keen to share my petition with those attending Leeds Pride. The money we get back from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act is put into my Safer Communities Fund and awarded to organisations and groups that help victims, prevent crime and tackle crime. So far I have given out over £700,000 but that that amount could be more if people sign the petition."

Whilst at Leeds Pride he encouraged people to sign his petition and talked to them about Special Constables and the current recruitment campaign.

For more information about the petition please visit /get-involved/proceeds-of-crime-act-petition.aspx

If you want to know more about becoming a Special Constable please visit /get-involved/become-a-special-constable.aspx
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