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Behind the Scenes: Modern Slavery

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Over the past three years the number of potential victims of modern slavery and human trafficking identified in North Yorkshire has risen significantly, this follows the national trend, which is believed to be due to the rise in awareness. Today (Thursday, 18 October) marks anti-slavery day which if another opportunity to raise awareness and highlight […]

Sticks and stones – a poem about hate crime by Sergeant Zoe Billings of North Yorkshire Police

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When asked about why she wanted to support hate crime awareness week Sergeant Billings said: “Hate crime awareness week is important as the impact of, not only the crime, but the motivation behind it, can be truly devastating. “Being treated differently because of essentially who you are can have profound negative effects on the victim, […]

It’s a privilege to work in a rural community – a blog by PCSO Ruth Pearson

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Ruth talks about the differences between being a PCSO in a rural and urban location and how she supports her local community. PCSO Ruth Pearson I’ve been a Police Community Support Officer based in Skipton for 13 and a half years now and the time has flown by, which is a good indication of how […]

Don’t leave me hanging on the telephone!

Don’t leave me hanging on the telephone!

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Service Improvement Manager for the Force Control Room, Inspector Mark Proctor blogs about changes we have made when you call 101. We all recognise that frustrating feeling of making a call and being left waiting for someone to pick up at the other end. And from previous posts on social media about calling 101, we […]