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NYP Newsdesk

The NYP Newsdesk handles media enquiries from journalists and freelancers working for recognised media outlets.

About NYP Newsdesk

The main purpose of NYP Newsdesk is to answer journalist enquiries, and issue media releases about day-to-day policing matters.  NYP Newsdesk is part of the wider Corporate Communications Team at North Yorkshire Police, which covers all aspects of management and marketing communications for the Force, including issuing pro-active media stories on:

  • The police service
  • Public safety and crime prevention matters
  • Major investigations

How to contact NYP Newsdesk

Newsdesk is open 9am–5pm Monday to Thursday, and 9am-4.30pm on Friday. There is an out-of-hours service for police officers in the event of major, critical or serious incidents.

Outside of these times, the duty Inspector or Deployment Managers in the Force Control Room are available to deal with low-level and general queries about incidents. If the matter is serious, critical or major, the Force Control Room can call out the on-call Corporate Communications team member to assist.

Here’s how to get in touch with NYP Newsdesk:

  • Email: newsdesk@northyorkshire.police.uk

Due to the unprecedented situation affecting the UK due the COVID-19 outbreak, the Corporate Communications team is following Government advice to work from home. Our Newsdesk is operating as usual, but we are unable to answer desk phones. Please submit all enquiries via email to newsdesk@northyorkshire.police.uk and include contact details including a phone number and the name of your organisation.

Please note, this is a service for journalists working for recognised media outlets only. It is not an enquiry line for the general public. If you are not a member of the media and have an enquiry for North Yorkshire Police, please email the general enquiry line on general.enquiries@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

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