Mark Burns-Williamson is West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). He has responsibility for:
- Holding the Chief Constable to account for the delivery of policing.
- Setting and updating a Police and Crime Plan.
- Setting the force budget and precept.
- Regularly engaging with the public and communities.
- Appointing, and where necessary dismissing, the Chief Constable.
To provide stronger and more transparent accountability of the police, the Police and Crime Commissioner has been elected by the public to hold the Chief Constable to account; effectively making the police answerable to the communities they serve.
Mark will ensure community needs are met as effectively as possible. He will improve local relationships through building confidence and restoring trust. He will work in partnership across a range of agencies at local and national level to ensure there is a unified approach to preventing and reducing crime.
Mark’s Police and Crime Plan details the shared vision for keeping West Yorkshire safe and feeling safe. The Plan sets the outcomes and priorities that will drive the work of the PCC, West Yorkshire Police and their partnership working over the next 5 years. The outcomes are, tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, safeguard vulnerable people, make sure criminal justice works for communities and support victims and witnesses.