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We are stronger together than we are alone. Organisations working collectively are a more powerful agent for change and we need to draw on our collective strength to make a real difference to the lives of the people we all serve.
The needs of our communities should be at the heart of our delivery. All partner agencies need to abandon the old way of all too often working in silos and work in a more joined up and integrated way, co-locating, sharing intelligence and information and taking a whole system approach to better tackle the often complex problems in our society. Together we can work to intervene more effectively at an earlier stage 'upstream' and prevent the most vulnerable in our communities from falling through the gaps.
Partnership working should add significant value to the work of existing organisations to their mutual benefit and to the benefit of our communities. It should lead to more accessible services, provided in the way that people want them and result in improved outcomes for the communities of West Yorkshire. Tackling crime and anti-social behaviour is not just the job of the West Yorkshire Police - there are other organisations across the county whose job it is to keep us safe. Where we can co-ordinate our efforts we should and there is more collaboration to be done across our emergency services. But it is the responsibility of the emergency services to work with other organisations to protect those who are vulnerable and deal with the wider social issues that can lead to crime and anti-social behaviour in the first place. We also need to be prepared for the threat, risk and harm that can come, not just from criminality, but also from civil emergencies and crises.
We need to work in closer partnership to meet the significant challenges public services face across the county but we also need to find smarter more innovative ways of working together to meet the emerging threats and challenges of the future. At a time of vastly diminishing resources this has never been more important and as West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner I will allocate resources and do more to bring partners together to share ideas and best practice and to innovate and invest in our communities.