Plans progressing to relocate Police HQ


The and Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan is taking steps to fulfil her election pledge of relocating Headquarters from Newby Wiske Hall.

To progress a new Northern Base, incorporating new custody provision for the Northallerton area, a full evaluation and analysis will now take place.  The evaluation, to be conducted over the next 3-4 months, will consider the future needs of the organisation, alongside the commercial, financial and economic implications of the proposals.

Julia-MulliganJulia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, commenting on the proposals said:

Newby Wiske will be costing North Yorkshire taxpayers over £1 million per year to maintain over the next 17 years.  There are also frequent problems with the power supply and accessibility, not to mention other issues that come with maintaining a Grade II listed building.

These proposals are about improving the service we can offer the public of North Yorkshire – prioritising Bobbies over buildings.

What’s more, an initial top level review concluded that by combining new custody facilities for the north of the county with a new HQ we may be able to improve services and save money in the longer term.

We will therefore be focussing on the area around Northallerton and Thirsk as a potential location for a new Northern Base.

I await the full evaluation before any final decisions are made, and undertake to keep everyone, especially police officers and staff, informed of what progress is being made.

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