22 March, 2018

North Yorkshire Police has today been assessed by the independent policing watchdog HMICFRS as ‘good’ at keeping people safe and reducing crime.

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s elected Police and Crime Commissioner commented:

“The report is excellent news and can give people confidence that North Yorkshire Police is good at what it’s here to do—keeping people safe. It is also reassuring after the crime recording report a few weeks ago that highlighted a range of issues. Whilst those specific concerns are serious, this report clearly demonstrates that North Yorkshire Police is officially in ‘good’ shape.

“They effectively assess and respond to incidents and investigate crimes, victims are provided with good care and investigations are conducted effectively. So whilst improvements can always be made, there are real strengths to the service, which is to be commended.

“I’d also like to pay tribute to the work of the police, including officers, staff and volunteers. Every day I see and hear of people doing excellent work, so it’s good to be able to publicly say thank you.”