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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:

The NYP Newsdesk operates between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.  Outside of these times, the line links to our Force Control Room where the duty Inspector or Dispatch Managers 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:

  • Call:  01609 64 33 33 (new  number)
  • Email: newsdesk@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

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

Leveson Report

In line with the Leveson Report Recommendation 76, we note when there has been contact between Chief Officers and journalists.  Our Chief Officers recognise the role of the media in keeping the public informed and in holding those in public office to account, and as such they frequently respond to requests for comment and interview.  In consequence, the register of contact is subject to change.  In the interests of providing information that is as accurate and up-to-date as possible, we do not therefore publish our register of contact on our website, but we will make this information available on request.  Requests to see the list of contact between the media and Chief Officers should be addressed to the North Yorkshire Police newsdesk on newsdesk@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk