The Police and Crime Plan

This Police and Crime Plan 2016-21 sets the strategic direction for the Mayor's Policing and Crime function, West Yorkshire Police, and our wider partners. It was created by the Police and Crime Commissioner, whose powers and responsibilities were transferred to the Mayor on 10th May 2021.

In time, the Mayor will look to refresh the plan, but in the meantime it will be used to hold West Yorkshire Police to account for their delivery in keeping our communities safe, and to direct our use of resources, scrutinising the use of public monies, to ensure we are all working towards our vision.

The Police and Crime Plan is outcome-based. It is built around four outcomes which are:

  • Tackle crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Safeguard vulnerable people
  • Work to improve criminal justice
  • Support victims and witnesses

The Police and Crime Plan reflects the views and priorities of local people and local partners and aims to make sure that all of our communities across West Yorkshire are safe and feel safe. These priorities have been identified through consultation with the general public, partners and West Yorkshire Police.

The priorities are:

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

Download the Police and Crime Plan (PDF 4.06MB)

Download the Plan at a Glance leaflet (PDF 119KB)