Labour’s PCC Candidate backs Morley police station

It was great to have Labour’s candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, in Morley backing our campaign to keep our Police Station helpdesk open on Saturdays and using his role to champion strong neighbourhood policing.

With policing under such attack from massive cuts in their budgets that have gone too far, too fast, we all signed a pledge on Friday to support strong neighbourhood policing. We also discussed the results of my survey of local policing which has seen over 800 local people sending in their views on the future of policing in Morley.

West Yorkshire needs a police commissioner who will stand up for frontline policing – it’s clear in Mark we have a candidate who will support and champion our strong neighbourhood policing teams here in Morley.

Hundreds of local people have told me that they want to keep Morley’s Police Station helpdesk open on Saturdays. They’ve also told me how much they value our great neighbourhood policing teams. It’s really good news Mark is backing our campaign to keep the help desk open.

And I’m encouraged by the fact that the Chief Constable and others are listening to the views that have been expressed and will be looking again at the proposals for the opening hours in Morley.

I want to see the police and local community working together to find a solution that will meet local needs so that we continue to have a policing team here in Morley that is strong, active and accessible in keeping our communities safe.

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Posted September 10th, 2012 by Ed