Crime boss: ‘public will be involved’

Mark Burns-Williamson
Mark Burns-Williamson

Crime boss Mark Burns-Williamson has pledged to involve the public in any proposed changes to neighbourhood policing.

The police and crime commissioner also told the West Yorkshire crime panel last week he would give residents a clearer picture of the targets in place for tackling different types of crime.

Mr Burns-Williamson said he received a positive response at the meeting.

He added: “I was absolutely clear that neighbourhood policing is at the heart of what we will be providing (in the future).”

Coun Alison Lowe, chairman of the panel, said it was “extremely encouraged” by the commissioner’s assurances.

She added: “ We are particularly eager to ensure that people have the information they need to be able to understand the commissioner’s impact on specific crimes like burglary and sexual offences.”