Help Shape the Future of Rural Policing

Have your say

Tuesday 12th July 2016
Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8NZ
National Rural Crime Network,

You can apply by email: or by phone: 01423 569 562.

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Rural crime breakfast briefing


‘Have Your Say’ – Help Shape the Future of Rural Policing


Seminar Room, Hall 1, the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate


Tuesday 12 July 2016 – 8.30am 

In her role as chair of the National Rural Crime Network, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire Julia Mulligan is hosting a Rural Crime Breakfast Briefing at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show (8.30am, 12 July 2016, Seminar Room, Hall 1).

The event promises to be a ‘must’ for anyone interested in rural life and the challenges inherent in keeping rural communities safe.

IPCC-Julia-Mulligan-at-Great-Yorkshire-Show-2015---Webt’s your chance to tell the team about your experiences and concerns about rural crime as well as to ask questions.

At this seminar, Julia will also unveil for the first time new research which demonstrates the challenges in policing rural areas and why a fair funding settlement from Government for rural forces is essential.

As well as Julia, speakers will include:

  • North Yorkshire’s Acting Assistant Chief Constable Amanda Oliver
  • Professor Sheena Asthana, of Plymouth University, a leading authority on public funding across the urban/rural divide
  • Inspector Jon Grainge, who leads North Yorkshire’s new Rural Crime Taskforce.

The seminar promises to be an engaging and thought-provoking event at which participants will have a real opportunity to influence those at the forefront of rural policing.


The truth about rural crime

  • Introduction by Julia Mulligan, Chair of the National Rural Crime Network and Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire

The challenges ahead

  • Securing a fair funding deal for rural areas (Prof Sheena Asthana, University of Plymouth)
  • Policing the countryside (Amanda Oliver, Acting Assistant Chief Constable for North Yorkshire) 

Meet North Yorkshire’s new Rural Crime Task Force

The largest dedicated rural crime team in the country is now up and running.
Hear from Inspector Jon Grainge about the team’s work and how it can help

Question time

An opportunity to ask a question to:

  • Julia Mulligan
  • Amanda Oliver
  • Prof Sheena Asthana
  • Inspector Jon Grainge

Book your place now

Call 01423 569 562 or



You may also be interested in:

  • National Rural Crime Network – National Rural Crime Survey
    The survey of over 17,000 people living and working in rural areas throughout England and Wales suggests the true cost of crime in rural areas could exceed £800m. National Rural Crime Survey
  • The Great Yorkshire Show – England’s Premier Agricultural Event
    Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 July 2016