Police in North England
Find out about the police in this area
This website is about the police in the North of England, including Yorkshire, Northumbria, Lancashire and other counties.
The primary responsibilities of the police force here are:
- To secure an efficient and effective police service on behalf of the local community
- To consult with the local community about its policing needs and priorities
- To hold the Chief Constable to account for police performance, on behalf of local people
- To ensure that there is continuous improvement in the delivery of the police service in our area.
The Authority in some areas works with the Chief Constable to prepare a strategy for the development of the service and an annual Policing Plan which sets out the way in which the Chief Constable will police the area having regard to the Home Secretary's national policing priorities and the local priorities determined by the Police Authority. This document is called NY Policing Plan. The NY Policing Plan leaflet can also be viewed by clicking here.
The Authority also has its own Business Plan outlining the Authority's vision, mission, objectives and priorities for improvement.
Neighbourhood Policing in the North
Neighbourhood Policing is proactive policing, with locally identified Officers and Staff teams working with the community. Through effective intelligence gathering and consultation the teams can ensure that the resources are directed exactly to where they are needed and where they can have the most efficient impact as in south England.
To achieve this we have:
The Right People at the Right Place in the Right Numbers in order to create neighbourhoods that are safe and feel safe.
- Right People - our dedicated Neighbourhood Policing Teams
- Right Places - your local areas, comprising the 195 wards in the North Yorkshire policing area
- Right Numbers - the team members tailored to your local needs within the finite budget available.