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19 June, 2018

Do you have a question about drugs, or ‘County lines’ for the #NYPscrutiny meeting?

Julia Mulligan, the elected Police and Crime Commissioner is inviting questions for the next meeting of the monthly police accountability meeting. To be held on Tuesday 26 June at 13:30, and webcast LIVE, the Commissioner is focusing on drugs and County lines, in North yorkshire.

Viewers of the live webcast can ask the Board questions via Twitter during the meeting, by using #NYPscrutiny, or by asking them beforehand via Twitter or e-mail.

Who is speaking now? Use this photo sheet to help you identify who is talking and what their role is.

Meeting overview

This month’s meeting focuses on drugs and County Lines in North Yorkshire

A typical county lines scenario is defined by the following components:

  • a. A group (not necessarily affiliated as a gang) establishes a network between an urban hub and county location, into which drugs (primarily heroin and crack cocaine) are supplied.
  • b. A branded mobile phone line is established in the market, to which orders are placed by introduced customers. The line will commonly (but not exclusively) be controlled by a third party, remote from the market.
  • c. The group exploits young or vulnerable persons, to achieve the storage and/or supply of drugs, movement of cash proceeds and to secure the use of dwellings (commonly referred to as cuckooing).
  • d. The group or individuals exploited by them regularly travel between the urban hub and the county market, to replenish stock and deliver cash.
  • e. The group is inclined to use intimidation, violence and weapons, including knives, corrosives and firearms.

Ask a question

The full procedure for asking questions at this meeting is available here: Procedure for public questions

  • To ask a question in advance 
    Send your question to info@northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk before midday on Friday 22 June, please include your name and address with your question.
  • To ask a question during the meeting using Twitter
    To ask a question during the live broadcast, post your question on Twitter using #NYPscrutiny


No. Time Item Purpose Lead
1 13:30 Apologies CC Jones
T/CC Winward
I/CEO Sampson
J Mackfall
2 13:35 Minutes of previous meeting To discuss and agree the draft minutes of the previous meeting held on 22 May 2018 and to discuss the action log. ALL
3 13:35 Questions from the public To address questions raised by the public in advance in relation to the agenda PCC
4 13:45 Drugs Main presentation and discussion.  ACC Cain
5 15:30 Performance / Updates / 101 Performance and outcome updates – Improving customer service via 101 & 999 DCC
6 15:50 Questions on Twitter To address questions raised by the public during the meeting in relation to the agenda PCC / CC
7 15:55 Any other business  ALL
8  16:00 Date of Next Meeting  24 July 2018 at 13:30hrs

Agenda papers