Police and crime commissioner (PCC)

The police and crime commissioner for North Yorkshire is Julia Mulligan

The role

Police and crime commissioners (PCCs) aim to cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service within their force area.
 

To provide stronger and more transparent accountability of the police, PCCs are elected by the public to hold chief constables and the force to account; effectively making the police answerable to the communities they serve.
 

PCCs will ensure community needs are met as effectively as possible, and will improve local relationships through building confidence and restoring trust. They will also work in partnership across a range of agencies at local and national level to ensure there is a unified approach to preventing and reducing crime.
 

PCCs are not expected to run the police. The role of the PCC is to be the voice of the people and hold the police to account.
 

For more information visit the following website:

www.homeoffice.gov.uk/police/police-crime-commissioners
 

Police and Crime Plan

The Police and Crime Commissioner has produced her Police and Crime Plan which can be accessed here.
 

Supporting victims

The Supporting Victims service  has been commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner and will provide support for anyone affected by crime, whether reported or not, of any age, including children and young people (wherever possible with consent), bereaved relatives, parents or guardians of victims under 18, and those affected by business crime.
 

As part of new local arrangements, and in line with the Victims Code of Practice improved and expanded services are available. Particularly to victims of the most serious crimes, those who are vulnerable, repeat victims; and victims of a greater range of crimes will receive support than was previously supported.
 

As part of the Supporting Victims service the Commissioner has also developed a bespoke website, designed to meet the needs of North Yorkshire victims of crime.
 

The website can inform victims how to access support services in North Yorkshire via the Supporting Victims team as well as providing victims who want to support themselves with practical information, advice and guidance.
 

The website can be found at: http://www.supportingvictims.org/