Police and crime commissioners to collaborate over roles

Collaborate: North Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan

Collaborate: North Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan

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POLICE and crime commissioners for Cleveland and North Yorkshire are to collaborate over a senior role to save public money.

Julia Mulligan and Barry Coppinger have agreed to share the post of chief finance officer between their offices.

Michael Porter, chief finance officer for the PCC for Cleveland will now split his time between North Yorkshire and Cleveland.

The chief finance officer is responsible for advising the police and crime commissioners on all financial matters, ensuring that public money is used appropriately and that services are value for money.

Ms Mulligan said: “As Police and Crime Commissioner, I want to ensure we get best value for money for the public purse, and sharing some back-office resources is just one of many ways that we are working to do this in North Yorkshire.

"I’d like to welcome Michael to the team, and I look forward to working with him to ensure we manage resources efficiently in all areas of our activity.”

Mr Coppinger said: “One of my five main priorities is to forge better links between agencies and I’m delighted that as Police and Crime Commissioners, we are able to take this opportunity to share services.

“I will continue to encourage further collaboration opportunities with partner agencies and emergency services so that we can make the best use of our limited resources.”

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7:43pm Sat 26 Jul 14

oliviaden6 says...

There is an easier way to save money here do away with the PCC's altogether they are an unnecessary burden on the already hard pressed tax payers. Loose them and put more police on the streets.
There is an easier way to save money here do away with the PCC's altogether they are an unnecessary burden on the already hard pressed tax payers. Loose them and put more police on the streets. oliviaden6
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11:10pm Sat 26 Jul 14

stevegg says...

Why not collaborate and have one crime commissioner for both areas instead of 2? That would save a whole chunk of public money. After all these people cut low paid front line staff and expect those left to pick up the slack of those who have gone.
Why not collaborate and have one crime commissioner for both areas instead of 2? That would save a whole chunk of public money. After all these people cut low paid front line staff and expect those left to pick up the slack of those who have gone. stevegg
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9:45am Sun 27 Jul 14

ian923 says...

Why have a PCC at all? The Chief Constables know what they are doing!
One PCC equals 2 or 3 police officers financially.
Why have a PCC at all? The Chief Constables know what they are doing! One PCC equals 2 or 3 police officers financially. ian923
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8:22pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Earl_Lee_Dawes says...

"As Police and Crime Commissioner, I want to ensure we get best value for money for the public purse..." says Ms Mulligan. Then why did she apparently spend £1000's to have a new logo designed for her new stationery? Why is she wasting public money wanting to build a brand new police headquarters in South Kilvington? There are many empty office buildings that could be made suitable for a fraction of the price - the abandoned former RPA building in Northallerton for one. What does she actually do, apart from self-publicize?
"As Police and Crime Commissioner, I want to ensure we get best value for money for the public purse..." says Ms Mulligan. Then why did she apparently spend £1000's to have a new logo designed for her new stationery? Why is she wasting public money wanting to build a brand new police headquarters in South Kilvington? There are many empty office buildings that could be made suitable for a fraction of the price - the abandoned former RPA building in Northallerton for one. What does she actually do, apart from self-publicize? Earl_Lee_Dawes
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