Crime THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE LAW! 

The Commissioner

Times are increasingly tough for police officers and staff, those working for local authorities and other organisations working to keep our communities safe as severe government cuts continue to hit hard. However over the last few weeks I have been out and about in the Bradford area to see first-hand the crucial work being done in our communities by Neighbourhood Policing Teams and our partners. Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPTs) have been the bedrock of community policing for a number of years, ensuring people feel safe, and being the first port…

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THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE LAW! Urban Echo News 

David Ward publishes Parliamentary Bill to Register Off Road Vehicles

Bradford MP, David Ward MP has today published details of his Private Members Bill in Parliament calling for off road vehicles to be registered to assist the Police with dealing with anti-social behaviour across Bradford. David published the text of the Off-Road Vehicles (Registration) Bill 2014-15 in Parliament today which will make provision for the establishment of a compulsory registration scheme at the point of sale for all off-road motorcycles and quad bikes. The use of off road vehicles like Quad and Dirt Bikes on our roads is illegal but…

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Crime Don't Miss THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE LAW! Urban Echo News 

Dealing with Human Trafficking

By Mark Burns Williamson I have previously spoken out about the need for more awareness around how to tackle human trafficking and last year held the first event of its kind in West Yorkshire where partners came together to look at how we deal with this significant emerging threat. Human trafficking can include forced labour, or services, domestic servitude, sexual offences and other forms of exploitation. Those descriptions do nothing to convey the true horror and nightmare faced by those human trafficked each and every day, with numbers steadily rising,…

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October, 2014: Peaceful protests

PEACEFUL PROTEST – STAYING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE LAW There has and continues to be a keen interest from the public in the situation in Gaza, which has led to a series of protests being organised across West Yorkshire – particularly in Bradford. Policing protests is a particularly challenging area of Policing. All officers take an oath when joining the service to discharge their duties without fear or favour. As you can imagine, at times we may have strong feelings about the demonstrations that we are policing, but…

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THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE LAW! 

THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE LAW!

Superintendent Vincent Firth is head of Partnerships for the Police in Bradford District. He has worked for West Yorkshire Police for more than 25 years and has previously worked in areas such as operational support and public order training. His current role means he is the key contact for partner agencies who express an interest in working in conjunction with the police in Bradford on projects.

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