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6 September, 2019

Julia Mulligan publishes her 2018/19 Policing and Crime and Fire and Rescue Annual Reports

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire has published her 2018/19 Policing and Crime and Fire and Rescue Annual Reports.

The reports outline progress against the Police and Crime Plan and on improving the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service over the twelve month period.

This year saw North Yorkshire remain the safest place in England and a new Chief Constable appointed in August. Progress has been made to improve visible policing by boosting the number of police officers, developing innovative new services to protect vulnerable victims, and investing in the force control room to improve the 101 service. A significant transformation programme has been launched and made good progress, and will see £10 million recurring savings being made, ensuring that the Police are fit for the future.

Full details can be read in the Policing and Crime Annual Report 2018 – 2019

In November the Commissioner took on governance of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, and in January appointed an interim Chief Fire Officer. Since transfer, good progress on the priorities set out in the Commissioner’s local business case has been made, moving the Service towards a more sustainable financial footing, developing more joined up community safety services, sharing headquarters and back office services with the police through a major new collaboration – Enable North Yorkshire.

Full details can be read in the Fire and Rescue Annual Report 2018 – 2019

Julia said:

“I’m very pleased to present my annual reports for policing and crime and fire and rescue for 2018/19.

“Significant progress has been made throughout the year, and my thanks go to all staff, PCSOs, volunteers, police officers, wholetime and on-call firefighters and the Youth Commission who have all worked extremely hard to progress our vision of being exemplary services. They have continued to do their job professionally, courageously and with compassion.

“We’ve made excellent progress to improve collaboration and transform our organisations which is allowing us to reinvest in frontline services for the public.”