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NYP Newsdesk

The NYP Newsdesk handles media enquiries from journalists and freelancers working for recognised media outlets.

About NYP Newsdesk

The main purpose of NYP Newsdesk is to answer journalist enquiries, and issue media releases about day-to-day policing matters. Newsdesk is part of the wider Corporate Communications team at North Yorkshire Police, which covers all aspects of management and marketing communications for the force, including issuing pro-active media stories on:

  • The police service
  • Public safety and crime prevention matters
  • Major investigations

Media enquiries

Newsdesk is open for media enquiries 9am–5pm Monday to Thursday, and 9am-4.30pm on Friday.

Outside of these times, the duty Inspector or Deployment Managers in the Force Control Room are available to deal with low-level and general media enquiries about incidents. If the matter is serious, critical or major, the Force Control Room can call out the on-call Corporate Communications team member to assist.

The Corporate Communications team is currently following Government advice to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Newsdesk is operating as usual, but we are unable to answer desk phones. Journalists should submit media enquiries to newsdesk@northyorkshire.police.uk and include the name of your media organisation and your contact details.

Please note, Newsdesk is a service for journalists working for recognised media outlets only, and cannot deal with enquiries from the general public. If you are not a member of the media and have an enquiry for North Yorkshire Police, please email the general enquiry line on general.enquiries@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Leveson Report

In line with the Leveson Report Recommendation 76, we note when there has been contact between Chief Officers and journalists and publish this information on this website on a quarterly basis.