Received by email 2nd September,
Local Policing Committee to Visit Wakefield
Local Policing Committee Visits Wakefield
Wednesday, 01 September, 2010
West Yorkshire Police Authority is taking its Local Policing Committee
out into the community again and visits Wakefield in September.
The Local Policing Committee looks at how neighbourhoods are being
policed and that the Force is meeting the needs of all communities and
the doors are open to members of the public.
In May the Committee took to the streets of Leeds for the first time
visiting the Leeds Metropolitan University and due to the response from
local residents the meeting is being held in public again.
The meeting takes place at St Catherine's Church and Centre, Doncaster
Road, Wakefield, WF1 5HL and starts at 10.15am on Friday 10th September
and everyone is welcome to attend. It is expected to last for 2 hours.
During the meeting members of the committee will receive a presentation
from the Force about Operation Northdale, an intiative which sees
police, partners and volunteers working together to reduce the number of
sexual offences in West Yorkshire towns and city centres.
Operation Northdale has been running over the Christmas and Summer
periods for the past two years and has resulted in a 71% reduction in
the number of sex offences.
The committee will also be looking at the efficiency savings which can
be made by officers using Blackberry devices whilst out on patrol to
send important information, thereby reducing their need to head back to
At the end, a question and answer session will take place and anyone
will be able to ask questions of the members about the work they do, how
they scrutinise the Force and about anything they have heard in the
Chair of the Local Policing Committee, Brenda Lancaster said: “Following
the success of the committee meeting in Leeds we decided it was
important to again bring it out into the local community. By doing so we
are able to demonstrate our scrutiny of the Force to the people we
“The topics on the agenda will be of interest to most people, since we
are looking at how the force provides a service in all neighbourhoods.
"The question and answer session at the end of the meeting will give
anyone who attends a chance to ask about anything they have heard and
about the work we undertake on behalf of the public.”
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Wakefield North West Neighbourhood Policing Team
Tel no: 01924 294 671