Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire | WYPCC

The Police and Crime Plan

Mark Burns-Williamson

I was re-elected as your Police and Crime Commissioner in May 2016 to keep West Yorkshire safe and feeling safe.

I have published the new Police and Crime Plan 2016 - 2021 which sets the outcomes, and priorities that will drive the work of my office, West Yorkshire Police and our partnership working over the next 5 years.

The heart of the Plan is working together in partnership to make a better West Yorkshire for everyone. Each of us has a role to play in improving the lives of people and their families across all of our communities.

Mark Burns-Williamson
West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner

Police and Crime Plan Documents

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Download the Police and Crime Plan
(PDF 3.43MB)


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Download the Plan at a Glance leaflet
(PDF 571KB)

Priority Plans

The Police and Crime Plan is built around four outcomes, tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, safeguard vulnerable people, make sure criminal justice works for communities and support victims and witnesses.

It also sets out 16 priorities for the OPCC, West Yorkshire Police and partners, identified by people from across West Yorkshire through the consultation 'Your Plan, Your Priorites'.

The priorities are:

  • Burglary
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Community Cohesion
  • Cyber Crime
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drugs and Alcohol Misuse
  • Hate Crime
  • "Honour" Based Violence
  • Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
  • Major Threats
  • Mental Health
  • Missing People
  • Radicalisation
  • Road Safety
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Strategic Policing Requirement

So that we can all understand more about what we are doing together and want to do together to deliver on our priority areas of work we have developed our 'Priority Plans'.

These plans will be refreshed and renewed and are work in progress but we will report on our delivery against these Priority Plans in public facing Community Outcomes Meetings.

We want to demonstrate the difference we are making in our communities but we also want to know what else we could be doing to keep people in West Yorkshire safe and feeling safe.

If you have a positive contribution to make to our Priority Plans please contact the office.

Find out more about the 16 priorities and view the Priority Plans.


Delivery Baseline

The below document sets out the baseline data available at the time of publishing the refreshed Police and Crime Plan 2016-21. The data provided reflects the 12 months to September 2018 unless otherwise stated.


Useful links

Policing Protocol Order

The Policing Protocol is issued in accordance with the requirements of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 ("the 2011 Act"). It sets out to all Police and Crime Commissioners ("PCCs") and the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime ("MOPC"), Chief Constables, Police and Crime Panels and the London Assembly Police and Crime Panel how their functions will be exercised in relation to each other. An effective, constructive working relationship is more likely to be achieved where communication and clarity of understanding are at their highest. Mutual understanding of, and respect for, each party's statutory functions will serve to enhance policing for local communities.