Public accountability meeting – 23 March 2021

Due to a technical issue, the video quality of this meeting is poor, however the audio quality is good.

Meeting overview

This month’s meeting focuses on:

  • North Yorkshire Police –  Rape and Serious Sexual Offences
    Prosecution of rape and serious sexual offences has been receiving national attention recently, with many victims and members of the public concerned
    about prosecution rates. North Yorkshire Police will provide assurance on what they are doing to support victims to cope and recover and, where possible,
    achieve justice through the courts.
  • North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service –  Post Incident Support
    To explore the type and extent of post incident support provided by our Fire and Rescue Service to ensure the welfare of victims and of their future safety.

Ask your question on this month’s hot topics

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-pfcc.gov.uk before the day of 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
  • Not all questions may be able to be used, but they will inform the Commissioner’s questioning and the general discussion.

Attendees

  • Chair – Simon Dennis – Interim Chief Executive & Monitoring Officer, Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner
  • Lisa Winward – Chief Constable, North Yorkshire Police
  • Andrew Brodie – Chief Fire Officer, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

 

  • Thomas Thorp – Interim Assistant Chief Executive & Deputy Monitoring Officer, Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner
  • Caroline Blackburn – Interim Assistant Chief Executive & Deputy Monitoring Officer, Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

Police

Rape and Serious Sexual Offences presentation:

  • Allan Harder – Detective Superintendent Safeguarding, North Yorkshire Police

Performance update:

  • Mark Pannone – Assistant Chief Constable

Fire

Post Incident Support presentation:

  • Phil Whild – Area Manager, Director of Capabilities
  • Dave Winspear – Group Manager Prevention and Protection

Performance update:

  • Jon Foster – Deputy Chief Fire Officer

Agenda

No Time Item Lead
1 13:30 Attendance and introductions Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner
2 13:32 Minutes of previous meeting and Actions All
3 13:35 Public questions Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner
4 13:40 Rape and Serious Sexual Offences

Supporting victims of crime

Police

Jenni Newberry

5 14:25 Performance update Police
6 14:45 Post Incident Support Fire
7 15:30 Performance update Fire
8 15:50 Public questions Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner
9 15:55 Any other business All
10 16:00 Next meeting 27 April  2021

Meeting papers

Public questions

  • From Richard who lives in Helmsley
    My wife and I, together with our adult daughter and her two dogs moved to N Yorks in 2019 from South Oxfordshire in order to enjoy living in a more relaxed part of the country.We recently participated in the survey relating to dog theft and I am writing to ask if the commissioner will be commenting on the results of that survey at tomorrows public briefing.Whilst we personally have not encountered any attempted theft, the threat is posing a real concern to us and quite frankly spoiling our attempts to settle in the area. We are forever mindful of having to keep a constant vigil on our dogs even whilst they are in our garden as we are passionately protective of them.I am a member of the Helmsley Mobile Rural Watch group (which has excellent support from the PCSO, s) and this keeps me abreast of some of this abhorrent activity within the locality.It appears that the deterrent for such crime is inadequate and I would welcome the commissioners proposals on how best we should move forward to a position where owning a dog can be enjoyed without compromise.

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