Governance and Accountability

Statutory role of North Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan

As well as being your voice on policing and crime matters, the Police and Crime Commissioner (‘the Commissioner’) has a responsibility to:

  • Set the police and crime objectives through a Police and Crime Plan
  • Make sure the police service is efficient and effective
  • Set the force budget and determine the police precept
  • Appoint the Chief Constable, hold them to account for running the force, and if necessary dismiss them
  • Contribute to the national and international policing capabilities set out by the Home Secretary, and
  • Bring together community safety and criminal justice partners, to join up local priorities.

The Police and Crime Plan

This Police and Crime Plan sets out a vision for policing and crime. It formally sets the strategic plan for North Yorkshire Police, and shows how the Commissioner will engage, and how she expects the police to engage, with emergency services and criminal justice partners to improve services for the public of North Yorkshire.

The Police and Crime Panel

The role of the Police and Crime Panel is to support and scrutinise the decisions made by the Commissioner, including the Police and Crime Plan and Annual reports. They also investigate any non-criminal complaints about the Commissioner or her Deputy.
Police and Crime Panel

Decision-making process

The decision-making process allows the Commissioner to put this plan into action. It gives her sight of decisions she will need to make early on, giving an opportunity for greater and earlier public, workforce and partner involvement.
Decison making process

Performance framework

The Commissioner ensures the performance and quality of service from the police and supporting services is scrutinised and where necessary, improvements are made. This is conducted through regular live-streamed meetings.
Corporate scrutiny board

The Chief Constable is held accountable against the delivery plan he sets in line with the policing aspects of this plan, and through his own Personal Development Plan agreed with the Commissioner.

The Chief Executive Officer is held accountable through their Personal Development Plan, also agreed by the Commissioner, for corporate and support services, allowing for an efficient and effective running of the police service.

Annual Governance Statement

The Annual Governance Statement lays down the rules and standards by which we operate and explains the processes and procedures that govern us and is published every September.
Annual Governance Statement

Annual Report

The Commissioner produces an Annual Report which is an assessment of the progress against the Police and Crime Plan for North Yorkshire.
Annual Report