Last month, Julia Mulligan achieved the Transparency Quality Mark from CoPaCC. As the lead Police and Crime Commissioner nationally for Transparency and Integrity, she was of course delighted to receive this award. Here, she explains the importance of openness and transparency in policing.
The fifth blog in the series comes from Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire
I met a group of young girls aged between 12 and 15 years old. They had been characterised as ‘street prostitutes’. But when I met them, I heard an altogether different story.
Twenty-seventeen marks eighty years since the first 999 call was made in the UK, and it is safe to say policing has changed rather a lot in the intervening decades. One thing that has remained pretty constant throughout – the telephone has remained the primary option by which the police log and manage their work, be it emergency or non-emergency.
I wanted to do this job because through my work, I had seen first-hand the devastating effects of crime and from the outset, I understood that Police and Crime Commissioners would be able to do practical things to help people. For me this has particularly meant helping vulnerable people recover from crime and working in our communities to prevent harm.
Back in November 2013, North Yorkshire’s police and fire services signed a pledge to share a swathe of buildings, support and back office services and to work better together in our local communities. The long list included joint HR, finance, training, transport, purchasing and communication teams. At the same time, a pilot called ‘the Safety […]
Earlier this month, parts of our NHS fell victim to a cyber attack with the full extent of the breach causing havoc to thousands of organisations and individuals across more than 150 countries.
Over 2000 of you had your say, so thank you for taking the time to tell me your views. And fundamentally important they were too.
Our county is characterised by low crime rates – currently the lowest in England – and safe and close communities. Indeed, these are a few of the many reasons why we love North Yorkshire so much. However, the gentile surroundings of our towns and countryside can occasionally mask more serious problems.