Oath of impartiality

The Oath sets out publicly the Commissioner's commitment to tackling her role with integrity and impartiality.

Julia 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, Julia swore an ‘Oath of Impartiality’ immediately on taking office, to underline her dedication to serving every member of the public independently and equally.

The Oath is designed to provide a platform for Police and Crime Commissioners to set out publicly their commitment to tackling their role with integrity and impartiality.

It also echoes the commitment police officers make to serve every member of the public without prejudice. It also recognises the importance of the operational independence of the police.

On 15 November 2018 responsibility for governance and oversight of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service transferred to the elected North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and Julia declared another oath of impartiality and promise to serve the people of North Yorkshire.

Julia’s oath 6 May 2016:

I, Julia Rosemary Mulligan of Skipton in the County of North Yorkshire, do hereby declare that I accept the office of Police and Crime Commissioner for the North Yorkshire Police Area.

In making this declaration, I solemnly and sincerely promise that during my term of office:

I will serve all the people of the 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.

6 May 2016

Julia’s oath 16 November 2018:

I, Julia Mulligan of North Yorkshire do solemnly and sincerely promise that I will serve all the people in the County of North Yorkshire and City of York in the office of Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner without fear or favour.

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 and fire & rescue service do all they can to protect the public and keep them safe.

I will give a voice to the public, especially victims, and work with other services to ensure community safety and aid 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 seek to influence or prevent any lawful and reasonable intervention, rescue, investigation or arrest, nor encourage any action save that which is lawful and justified within the bounds of this office.

16 November 2018