Annual Report 2015-2016


Welcome to the Annual Report of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire. This report charts the activities and the achievements of me, my office, the police, and our partners. It does not seek to provide an exhaustive list of all of our work, rather a real sense of the scope of what has been delivered by the OPCC, including through our work in partnership. More information and understanding about what has been delivered can be found on our website.

The report covers our work over an eighteen month period between April 2015 and September 2016. These extra months are included to allow us to report for the final time under the performance framework of the Police and Crime Plan 2014-18. Our next Annual Report will align with the performance indicators of the recently published Police and Crime Plan 2016-2021.

A great deal has been achieved since April 2015; I have worked to provide the resources needed to strengthen neighbourhood policing and services for the victims of crime; we have built new partnerships to tackle the threat of human trafficking, modern day slavery, and the exploitation of vulnerable children and adults; and we have invested in new initiatives to reduce the risk of domestic abuse. Importantly, we have helped establish the first ever Sexual Assault Referral Centre here in West Yorkshire.

Proceeds of crime monies continue to be put back into our communities through my Safer Communities Fund and during the period of time covered by this report, a further 154 organisations and initiatives have benefited from £600,000 of grants. It is amazing what people are doing across West Yorkshire to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour and support the victims of crime.

I hope you find this Annual Report useful and informative but, as ever, if you require any further information or would like to raise a policing or community safety issue directly, please do not hesitate to contact me here at the OPCC. Best wishes,


Mark Burns-Williamson OBE
Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire

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