Public accountability meeting

Public accountability meeting - Scrutinising the performance of North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is a core function of the Commissioner.

The formal meeting that performs this important role is the monthly Public accountability meeting.

The meeting is made up from members of the Executive Board, other Chief Officers and Heads of Department. It supported by performance and change management / planning staff.

The Commissioner, Chief Constable and Chief Fire Officer chair the meeting jointly because they all expect their services to be performing at its best and all have a role in ensuring actions are delivered by the teams reporting into them.

Jointly chairing the meeting also embeds their philosophy of working in close partnership.

Output of the Public accountability meeting is provided to the Police, Fire and Crime Panel for North Yorkshire on a quarterly basis.

Following these meetings, the Commissioner, Chief Constable and Chief Fire officer will publish monthly reports detailing the performance of North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Performance reports are available from October 2013 for North Yorkshire Police and from 26 February for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Meeting dates

  • January – No meeting
  • 26 February
    Fire – Older people
    Police – Older people
  • 26 March
    Fire – Health and safety in the workplace
    Police – Cross border crime and automatic number plate recognition
  • 30 April
    Fire – National resilience and major incident preparedness
    Police – Female offenders
  • 28 May
    Fire – Equality, diversity and inclusion
    Police – Custody, arrests and voluntary attendees
  • 25 June
    Fire – mental health
    Police – Mental health
  • 30 July
    Fire – Protection and business safety
    Police – Investigation hubs and the serious crime team
  • 27 August
    Fire – Special services
    Police – Use of force and stop and search
  • 24 September
    Fire – Safe and Well checks
    Police – Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
  • 29 October
    Fire – On-call firefighters
    Police – Domestic abuse
  • 26 November
    Fire service and police service collaboration

To ask the Board 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 before midday of the Friday preceding the meeting. 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 #NYscrutiny