20 June 2014
During the NRCN Annual General Meeting at the City of York Council Offices today, the Executive Board of the NRCN was elected. The Board will remain in post for 12 months after which time they will be given the opportunity to stand for re-election.
These elections mark the formal establishment of the NRCN, set up to
Police and Crime Commissioners were given an opportunity to volunteer to take places on the Executive Board prior to the meeting and after consideration, the following appointments to the Executive were agreed:-
- Chairman – Julia Mulligan – PCC North Yorkshire
- Vice Chairman – Tim Passmore – PCC Suffolk,
- Tony Hogg – PCC Devon and Cornwall
- Richard Rhodes – PCC Cumbria;
- Barrie Sheldon – DPCC West Mercia;
- June Armstrong – National Community Safety Network
- Kate Daisley – Neighbourhood Watch
- Suzanne Clear – NFU;
- Sarah Lee – Countryside Alliance
The objectives of the National Rural Crime Network are:
- To act as a think tank on rural crime strategy.
- To facilitate and allow comparison of operational techniques in rural areas, region by region, to seek out/share best practice.
- To develop and target good publicity to encourage stronger local response from the rural public.
- To facilitate a national forum for discussion between relevant rural partners and appropriate national organisations and watch groups.
To act as a forum to consider Community Safety Initiatives across rural areas.
Membership of the NRCN consists of the following Police and Crime Commissioners:- Bedfordshire, Cheshire, Cleveland, Derbyshire, Devon and Cornwall, Durham, Dyfed-Powys, Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Suffolk, Thames Valley, Warwickshire and West Mercia.