Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire | WYPCC

The Police and Crime Plan

Mark Burns-Williamson

I was re-elected as your Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) in May 2016 and this document confirms my commitment to deliver on my election pledges and to tackle our priorities. In developing the Police and Crime Plan 2016-21 one of the earliest activities I undertook was an extensive consultation survey “Your Priorities, Your Plan”, and for this refresh I have continued to take into account your views, including those I hear meeting people out in our communities.

Understanding the needs of our diverse county can be complex but following consultation, and informed by our annual Needs Assessment, we have made Serious Violence a standalone priority, and reframed the fight against extremism under the title ‘Countering Terrorism’. My sixteen Police and Crime Plan priorities are set out on the ‘Plan at a Glance’ page. 

Through our collective commitment we can make a real difference. I look forward to working with you to deliver on this refreshed Police and Crime Plan; making sure we are delivering; that we are making the difference; and that together we are keeping West Yorkshire safe and feeling safe into the future.

Mark Burns-Williamson
West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner

Police and Crime Plan Documents

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Download the Police and Crime Plan
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Download the Plan at a Glance leaflet
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Priority Plans

The Police and Crime Plan is built around four outcomes, tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, safeguard vulnerable people, work to improve criminal justice and support victims and witnesses.

It also sets out 16 priorities for the OPCC, West Yorkshire Police and partners, identified by people from across West Yorkshire through the consultation 'Your Plan, Your Priorites'.

The priorities are:

  • Burglary
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Community Cohesion
  • Countering Terrorism
  • Cyber Crime
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drugs and Alcohol Misuse
  • Hate Crime
  • "Honour" Based Violence
  • Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
  • Major Threats
  • Mental Health
  • Missing People
  • Road Safety
  • Serious Violence
  • Sexual Abuse

So that we can all understand more about what we are doing together and want to do together to deliver on our priority areas of work we have developed our 'Priority Plans'.

These plans will be refreshed and renewed and are work in progress but we will report on our delivery against these Priority Plans in public facing Community Outcomes Meetings.

We want to demonstrate the difference we are making in our communities but we also want to know what else we could be doing to keep people in West Yorkshire safe and feeling safe.

If you have a positive contribution to make to our Priority Plans please contact the office.

Find out more about the 16 priorities and view the Priority Plans.


Delivery Baseline

This refresh of the Police & Crime Plan also includes a revised ‘delivery framework’ of data indicators which we will use to evaluate progress in the delivery of the outcomes of the Plan. The next edition of our Delivery Quarterly report will establish the new baseline for these indicators. The below document sets out the baseline data for the previous version of the Plan.


Useful links

Policing Protocol Order

The Policing Protocol is issued in accordance with the requirements of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 ("the 2011 Act"). It sets out to all Police and Crime Commissioners ("PCCs") and the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime ("MOPC"), Chief Constables, Police and Crime Panels and the London Assembly Police and Crime Panel how their functions will be exercised in relation to each other. An effective, constructive working relationship is more likely to be achieved where communication and clarity of understanding are at their highest. Mutual understanding of, and respect for, each party's statutory functions will serve to enhance policing for local communities.