Commissioner’s plan for police until 2018

19th February 2013. Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire Mark Burns-Williamson.
19th February 2013. Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire Mark Burns-Williamson.

Tackling burglars, preventing hate crime and reducing child sexual exploitation are top of the list of priorities for West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Mark Burns-Williamson launched the Police and Crime Plan on Wednesday which maps out his priorities for the force in the next five years.

Mr Burns-Williamson, former chairman of the West Yorkshire Police Authority, was elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) last November.

In the plan, Mr Burns-Williamson states that West Yorkshire Police’s budget for 2011 to 2015 has been cut by £102m - a loss 2,000 police jobs over four years.

Council tax contributions have been increased by 3.8 per cent will fund 44 new police officers but overall, there has been a loss of 106 officers and 132 support staff.

Launching the plan, Mr Burns-Williamson said: “I want to make a real difference to people’s lives across West Yorkshire.

“I passionately believe in a fair and equal society where all people across the county can have confidence in all those delivering policing and community safety.

“I will drive forward with partners the change needed to make sure people are safer and feel safer in our communities.”

To contact Mr Burns-Williamson call 01924 294000 or log on to www.westyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk