West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner visits Bradford Neighbourhood Policing Team (11 jan 2016)

PCC With Bradford City NPTWest Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Mark Burns-Williamson, visited the Bradford City Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) on Friday (8/01). He spoke to officers at the NPT to find out about the issues they face in the area they police. He also went on a walkabout with them as well as speaking to members of the community.
 
During his visit the PCC was shown around the Edmund Street Day Shelter where he met staff and those using the service which is described as a lifeline to people who are homeless or in poor quality housing.
 
Mr Burns-Williamson then patrolled the city centre with PC Alex Alderson who told him about the Employers Supported Policing project - this is a partnership where employers support their staff to train and patrol as Employer Supported Special Constables. Once trained they carry out patrols in designated areas of the city centre.
 
Mark's final visit of the day was to the Bridge Project at Forks Café - this is a social enterprise which provides work experience and training in hospitality and catering.

Mark Burns-Williamson said: "Visits like these are of great benefit and I enjoy being able to speak to police officers and staff to find out about the issues they face in their areas on a day to day basis. It's also very useful to visit local businesses and speak to members of the community about the service they get from West Yorkshire Police and listen to their views about what more we can do working together on great local initiatives like the ones I've seen today."

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From left to right PC Joanne Armstrong, Sue Atkinson Services Director Horton Housing Association, Kath Fortune, volunteer for Horton Housing, PCC Mark Burns-Williamson and PC Alexander Alderson
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