Rural policing matters

New research demonstrates the challenges of policing in rural areas and why a fair funding settlement from Government for rural forces is essential

In her role as chair of the National Rural Crime Network, Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan hosted a Rural Crime Breakfast Briefing at the Great Yorkshire Show.

The event was a ‘must’ for anyone interested in rural life and the challenges inherent in keeping rural communities safe. It offered a chance to tell the panel about their experiences and concerns about rural crime as well as to ask questions.

Julia also unveiled new research which demonstrates the challenges in policing rural areas and why a fair funding settlement from Government for rural forces is essential.

The truth about rural crime
Introduction by Julia Mulligan, Chair of the National Rural Crime Network and Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire

The challenges ahead
Securing a fair funding deal for rural areas, Prof Alex Gibson, University of Plymouth

Download the full report: Fair Funding for Rural Policing

Policing the countryside
Amanda Oliver, Acting Assistant Chief Constable for North Yorkshire

Meet North Yorkshire’s new Rural Crime Task Force
The largest dedicated rural crime team in the country is now up and running. Hear from Inspector Jon Grainge about the team’s work and how it can help

Julia Mulligan reviews her day at the Great Yorkshire Show

You may also be interested in:

  • National Rural Crime Network – National Rural Crime Survey
    The survey of over 17,000 people living and working in rural areas throughout England and Wales suggests the true cost of crime in rural areas could exceed £800m. National Rural Crime Survey