The county of North Yorkshire and the City of York encompasses the largest geographical policing area in England and Wales and welcomes millions of visitors every year.
The diversity of our cities, coast and rural areas creates a unique challenge for policing and we are determined to remain one of the safest places in the country.
We have the privilege of policing by consent, which indicates that the legitimacy of policing in the eyes of the public is based upon a general consensus of support that follows from transparency about our powers, our integrity in exercising those powers and our accountability for doing so through delivery of the Police and Crime Plan.
We must ensure that we listen to our communities and respond to their current concerns and respond to the highest risks in society to keep people safe from harm.
However, there is a difficult balance to be found between keeping our communities safe now whilst investing in a policing model that will reduce the likelihood of individuals becoming victims or perpetrators of crime in the future.
Police and Crime Plan priorities
The Police and Crime Plan 2022-25 sets out five Public Priorities for Change. Under these, outcomes have been set against which the Police and Crime Commissioner will assess our progress.
Outcome 2a: North Yorkshire Police is a trusted and trusting partner, helping to drive a whole-system approach to improving outcomes.
Outcome 2b: Primary prevention and early intervention is embedded in the culture of North Yorkshire Police as the way of working across everything they do.
Outcome 2c: North Yorkshire Police Officers, PCSOs and PSOs have confidence in their capability to problem solve effectively.
Outcome 1a: Public trust, confidence and satisfaction in North Yorkshire Police services, and in reporting crime and incidents, has increased.
Outcome 1b: North Yorkshire Police have a holistic understanding of need in all our communities.
Outcome 3a: North Yorkshire Police have the appropriate resources in the appropriate places to serve the needs of the public.
Outcome 3b: Vulnerable people and victims receive the most appropriate care according to their need.
Outcome 4a: North Yorkshire Police is outstandingly effective and efficient.
Outcome 4b: North Yorkshire Police provides increasingly integrated services, improving the efficiency of the systems of which it is part.
Outcome 5a: The public trust and have confidence in the integrity of North Yorkshire Police as an organisation and in its officers and staff.
Outcome 5b: Inclusivity, diversity and equality are at the heart of North Yorkshire Police's organisational culture and service delivery.
Outcome 5c: North Yorkshire Police is an employer of choice with a clear focus on people that develops leadership, integrity and inclusivity.
Neighbourhood Policing Team priorities
Priorities for our Neighbourhood Policing Teams will be added to this page shortly.