West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner responds to Government review of PCC’s role in England & Wales
22nd July 2020
Responding to the announcement, Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) said: “It’s been nearly 8 years since Police and Crime Commissioners were first elected so I feel it is timely to review the role and I welcome the opportunity to feed into that as governance models evolve to meet wider challenges across the criminal justice system.
“Police and Crime Commissioners carry out a vital function in setting the police budget, commissioning victims and other support services, holding the police to account on behalf of local people, as well as regularly consulting with the public and setting strategic direction for community safety through our Police and Crime Plans.
“Here in West Yorkshire my office continues to produce savings when compared to the Police Authority which it replaced in 2012 as well as delivering increased transparency and accountability and a raft of initiatives to help improve services to victims and support to hundreds of community groups and organisations throughout West Yorkshire.
“I will be fully engaging in the review, alongside my work on the recently announced devolution deal for West Yorkshire, to ensure that our communities are safe and feel safe both now, and into the future.”