West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner launches his latest annual report highlighting successful partnership working (1 Dec 2017)

AnnualreportSuccessful partnership working to prevent and tackle crime is the highlight of the latest annual report detailing the work being done by PCC Mark Burns-Williamson and his office (OPCC) during the last 12 months

The report highlights work around the PCC's 16 Priorities contained within the Police and Crime Plan 2016-21 including promoting community cohesion, tackling crime and anti-social behaviour, making sure criminal justice works for communities and supporting victims and witnesses.

Partnership events focusing on road safety, community cohesion, and safeguarding children in the digital world, are just some of those carried out by the OPCC to ensure public views and partnership working were integrated into tackling those priorities.

Mr Burns-Williamson added: "This report sets out some of the key achievements and activities as your Police and Crime Commissioner, and that of my office and our strategic partners.

"It highlights a small proportion of the work the police, my office, our partners in the public and third sectors and West Yorkshire communities carry out to prevent and tackle crime across our five districts.

"Increased collaborative working is crucial as we strive to achieve our objective to keep West Yorkshire safe and feeling safe.

"The threat to the safety of our communities posed by crimes such as extremism, organised crime, child sexual abuse, and cyber crime, are sadly all too real.

"As my report shows there is a lot of ongoing work with our valued partners to ensure we are consulting with the public on improving road safety, supporting 'missing people', building community cohesion, holding partnership events on safeguarding children and vulnerable people, modern slavery and domestic abuse.

"Complex, resource intensive investigations also need the support of a police service which reflects our diverse communities and I am delighted by the effort

West Yorkshire Police have made to reach out to groups who are under-represented in their workforce through the Positive Action campaign.

"This work is also important in addressing incidents of hate crime, which were seen to increase in the aftermath of the Brexit vote and recent terror attacks.

"There is a wealth of information contained within the report which is now available on my website at /our-business/reports/annual-report.aspx and I hope that we demonstrate in the report that the task of meeting the outcomes in the Police and Crime Plan is not the role of the police alone, but the responsibility of everyone.

"It's good to look back and remind ourselves about some of the excellent work we have undertaken collectively."

For more information on the report or the Police and Crime Plan please visit www.westyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk.

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