Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire | WYPCC

Police and Crime Panel Held Virtual Meeting Due to Coronavirus Restrictions

Friday 24 April, 2020

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel met virtually on Friday 24th April due to the current Coronavirus restrictions.

Due to social distancing measures, it is not possible to hold the meetings in person, so the panel and Police & Crime Commissioner made use of technology to hold a virtual meeting, which was live-streamed on YouTube so the public can watch.

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Mark Burns-Williamson, along with Chief Constable John Robins both attended the meeting with local councillors and independent members.

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Mark Burns-Williamson, said: “We are in unprecedented and challenging times due to the ongoing issues and restrictions of the Coronavirus pandemic which means we are all having to adapt our ways of working and our everyday lives.

“My priority as PCC is to ensure that vulnerable people and victims of crime have the ongoing support of the police and access to vital services they need through this situation, many of which are commissioned through my Office with key partners.

“I am committed to making the best use of technology available to carry out my role as PCC and to continue to be in daily contact with West Yorkshire Police and key partners, whilst observing social distancing guidelines.

“I was pleased that the Police and Crime panel went ahead, I hope this will reassure the public that our accountability and transparency can be maintained throughout these challenging times and we covered a comprehensive update response to COVID19 from my office and West Yorkshire Police."

To watch the meeting, please see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3BDT3y83Fc&feature=push-lbrm&attr_tag=C_pAGi9dUMGFfx3L%3A6 For more information about today’s West Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel meeting, please visit: http://www.westyorkshire-pcp.gov.uk/meetings/2020/friday-24th-april