I am immensely proud to be the District Commander for Leeds observing daily the professionalism, passion and dedication the team delivers in making the community of Leeds and West Yorkshire safer.
Community engagement and involvement is a continued focus within Leeds, and we will focus on our objective to support the most marginalised communities and identify our most vulnerable community members. We will continue to seek to reduce the foreseeable risk within Leeds and ensure our staff are trained to the highest level, have the best equipment and resources available to deal with any eventuality. We will look to respond to support our community in the safest, most efficient, effective way.
The built environment will be a focus within Leeds matched with an intelligence driven approach encompassing existing building risk and proposed future building developments. Water safety awareness is a key focus in Leeds, working in close partnership, we will continue to educate the public on the hazards of entering fast moving water and look to support community members who may find themselves in any form of crisis.
In addition to this, we need to change how we deliver services in line with the findings from the inquiries into the Grenfell Tower fire and the Manchester Arena attack, as well as the recommendations from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) inspection of WYFRS.
This plan seeks to build on the success of previous years and to strive to improve our service further through the delivery of our priorities. I hope this plan provides a clear understanding of how we will continue to prevent, protect and respond both efficiently, effectively with resilience to meet the needs of the community of Leeds and West Yorkshire.
Lee Miller – Leeds District Commander
To achieve our ambition we will:
- Focus on risk and vulnerability
- Be part of our communities
- Work in partnership
- Be at our best and strive to improve
- Make a positive difference in everything we do
- Promote diversity and create an inclusive workplace