Annual report 2016 – 2017
Policing continued to evolve both in North Yorkshire and across the country last year. The demands on our police service are changing, now much more focused on complex crimes like sexual abuse and fraud, with protecting and caring for vulnerable people the cornerstone of a modern police force. Sadly, terrorism has been another feature of the year.
Alongside that, police finances are still challenging, and demand for policing is rising.
Notwithstanding, we have continued to make very good progress in North Yorkshire into becoming a 21st century police service. The work we have done during 2016/17 with health partners, and especially on mental health, stands out, as does the work on cybercrime and digital forensics, which is one part of our significant investment in IT.
I am also pleased to say North Yorkshire started and finished the year as the safest place in England.
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