Annual Report 2013-2014

AR For WebsiteThis annual report sets out the activities undertaken by me and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), West Yorkshire Police Service and partners working to deliver on the shared outcomes and priorities in the Police and Crime Plan 2013-18.

I am required in the legislation to produce an annual report and this is the first that has been produced since the publication of the Police and Crime Plan last April. As such this is the first report that charts the progress of the OPCC on delivering not only on the strategic priorities that have been set working in partnership but also on meeting the commitments I have made.

It also looks at the performance of the West Yorkshire Police Service over the last 12 months and the wider achievements of partners as they work with the OPCC to make sure we deliver the shared priorities and the shared outcome to make sure our communities are safer and feel safer despite the challenges we all face.

The unprecedented cuts to our public services, the privatisation of probation, extensive public sector reform, the impact of welfare reforms and the ommissioning of services, including victims services by the Police and Crime Commissioner, are all changes made in Westminster that have a profound effect on those delivering services here in West Yorkshire.

With the need to adapt to meet these challenges I have been working with local people and local partners across the county to refresh the priorities and commitments set out in the Police and Crime Plan and although this annual report is measured against the priorities and commitments set out in the Police and Crime Plan 2013-18, the next annual report will be measured against the 2014 refreshed Plan.

Many of the activities that have taken place over the last 12 months have been to better understand the needs of our communities, build relationships with partners and establish new ways of working together, map services already provided across the county and look at 'what works', to pave the way for change and build the confidence of people in West Yorkshire.

I hope you find this annual report informative and useful in better understanding and assessing the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner, the police and our partners. If you would like more information on any of the activities or achievements outlined here please do not hesitate to contact me at: [email protected] or 01924 294000.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Mark Burns-Williamson
Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire

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