West Yorkshire police chief calls for public input

Mark Burns-Williams - West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner at Batley Resource Centre. (D511B317)
Mark Burns-Williams - West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner at Batley Resource Centre. (D511B317)
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West Yorkshire’s police chief is keen to speak to the public following a successful surgery in Batley.

Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson visited Batley Resource Centre last week to hear people’s crime concerns.

People wanting to speak with the commissioner were given appointments for the surgery.

Mr Burns-Williamson said the session helped him to understand the issues affecting people in Batley and beyond.

He urged people to continue to get in touch with him to ensure their voices were heard.

He said: “Surgeries provide a good opportunity for people to come and meet me and share their priorities or those of their communities.”

He said he had met many people in person but many others had contacted him using electronic methods.

He added that views expressed in the commissioner’s ‘listening to you first’ survey have helped Mr Burns-Williamson to shape his Police and Crime Plan, as well as the feedback he recieved by email, phone and on Twitter and Facebook.

He said: “I will be continuing the conversation with local people about how working with partners we can make people safer, and feel safer here in this community.

“I would urge all of your readers to be in touch to make sure that your voice is heard across West Yorkshire.”

Mr Burns-Williamson released his first Police and Crime Plan last month.