Roll out of anti-social behaviour task force

11 March 2013

Julia MulliganJulia Mulligan, the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has recently celebrated her first 100 days in office.

Julia Mulligan was elected on 15 November as the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire and took office on 22 November 2012.

To mark 100 days in office, Commissioner Mulligan has announced the roll out of the Anti-social Behaviour Task Force as promised in her election campaign. Headed by Assistant Chief Constable Iain Spittal, the team will work with partners to focus on vulnerable people and priority areas. Placing victims at the heart of services; the team’s first job will be to assess and identify what more can be done to help resolve residents concerns. Once this is completed, the Task Force will develop action plans with partners in areas where there are ongoing anti-social behaviour problems, and where there are unacceptable levels of harm.

The Anti-social Behaviour Task Force is one part of the wider Quality of Life Plan, also headed by ACC Spittal. This Plan was set up to respond to the concern identified by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in last year’s report into anti-social behaviour, as well as the needs of communities in North Yorkshire.

Julia Mulligan said:

I am delighted to be able to launch the Task Force after 100 days in office. The public have told me that anti-social behaviour is at the top of their list of priorities, and I know the team has the potential to make a real difference to people’s lives, and particularly victims.

ACC Spittal is an excellent leader with a proven history in reducing crime, and I am confident that he and his team will have a positive impact across the county.


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ACC Spittal said:

The Task Force will bring together key individuals and organisations who have the ability to make change happen, they will agree actions and timelines for delivery.

Throughout the task force process the needs of the victims of the anti social behaviour will be central. The victims will be invited to engage directly with the task force to ensure that its members clearly understand, first hand, how it feels to be in their shoes.

Should people be interested in contributing to the draft Police and Crime Plan for North Yorkshire, they can do so via the website. There are also leaflets and drop-boxes in public places across the county.

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