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Risk Management Policy

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Policy Statement

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for North Yorkshire and Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police (NYP) – adopt a Joint Risk Management Strategy and Policy to deal with both positive and negative sides of risk. NYP have aligned the Risk Management system to the industry best practice Risk Management Standard: ISO 31000:2009.

The Joint Strategy aims to protect the organisation from exposure to business risk by encouraging a risk conscious culture that allows the identification, reporting, analysis, management and monitoring of risk and opportunity at all levels of the organisation. Risk management is understood to be an integral element to all aspects of delivering the policing services of NYP and the delivery of the Police and Crime Plan Priorities.

The Commissioner and the Chief Constable are committed to the proportionate management of risk. Officers, staff, visitors, contractors, volunteers and other employers who work for or on behalf of NYP are required to share this commitment by complying with all relevant policies and procedures.

Risk management also supports the continuous development of our internal control environment. The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 require that as relevant authorities the Commissioner and Chief Constable must have as part of their internal control frameworks, effective arrangements for the management of risk.


For the purpose of this policy, risk is defined as:

‘the effect of uncertainty on objectives .’

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