Holding the Chief Constable to Account

To provide stronger and more transparent accountability of the police, the Mayor of West Yorkshire holds the Chief Constable to account, helping to make the police answerable to the communities they serve.

Community Outcomes Meetings

The Community Outcomes Meetings between the Chief Constable and the Mayor focus on important policing and community safety issues which are of a high public interest. The aim is to offer greater transparency to communities on how the Mayor holds the Chief Constable to account on these important issues. These meetings also provide an excellent opportunity for the Mayor to raise issues with the Chief Constable on behalf of members of the community.

View information on the latest meetings.

Performance Monitoring Report

The Performance Monitoring Reports aim to set out a summary of the performance information scrutinised and the issues raised by the Mayor in relation to the performance measures contained in the Police and Crime Plan as well as wider scanning of the operating environment. Reports from the last year are hosted here, if you would like to see previous reports contact us on policingandcrime@westyorks-ca.gov.uk.

Performance Monitoring Report - March 2024

Performance Monitoring Report - December 2023

Performance Monitoring Report - September 2023

Performance Monitoring Report - June 2023

Performance Monitoring Report - March 2023

Chief Constable Appointments

Under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 the Mayor is responsible for the appointment, suspension and removal of the Chief Constable.

View guidance for the appointment of Chief Officers (PDF 346KB)

Complaints Against the Chief Constable

The links below contain more information on how to make a complaint against the Chief Constable. You can also see previous complaints made against the Chief Constable.

Information about how to make a complaint against the Chief Constable

2021 - no complaints recorded.

2022 - no complaints recorded.

2023 - 1 complaint recorded.

To view previous complaints about the Chief Constable, pre 10th May 2021, visit https://www.westyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/our-business/holding-chief-constable-account


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