Oath of impartiality
Philip was elected as the Conservative Party’s official candidate, which involved a rigorous and competitive selection process prior to the election.
However, once elected, like all Police and Crime Commissioners, Philip swore an ‘Oath of Impartiality’ immediately on taking office, to underline his dedication to serving every member of the public independently and equally.
The Oath is designed to provide a platform for Commissioners to set out publicly their commitment to tackling their role with integrity and impartiality.
Philip’s Oath of Impartiality 7 May 2021
I Philip Allott of Knaresborough do hereby declare that I accept the office of Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire.
In making this declaration, I solemnly and sincerely promise that during my term of office:
I will serve all the people of North Yorkshire in the office of Police and Crime Commissioner.
I will act with integrity and diligence in my role and, to the best of my ability, will execute the duties of my office to ensure that the police are able to cut crime and protect the public.
I will give a voice to the public, especially victims of crime, and work with other services to ensure the safety of the community and effective criminal justice.
I will take all steps within my power to ensure transparency of my decisions, so that I may be properly held to account by the public.
I will not interfere with the operational independence of police officers.