Programme Precision

Programme Precision is the name of a new crackdown involving West Yorkshire Police, local partners and the public to work together to tackle serious and organised crime in the county.

Serious and organised crime costs the UK economy around £37 billion every year and brings misery and suffering to those who become victims. Serious and organised crime covers a range of crimes including drugs, firearms, child sexual exploitation, cybercrime, modern slavery, gangs and county lines.

Find out more about Programme Precision via the video below which includes interviews with Kersten England, Chair of Programme Precision Executive Steering Group and Chief Executive of Bradford Council; Assistant Chief Constable Tyron Joyce, Specialist Crime – Programme Precision, and West Yorkshire’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime - Alison Lowe.

Download the strategy here** (PDF)

"Programme Precision is our collaborative response to the threat of serious and organised crime."

"This strategy sets out our common vision and commitment to work together in tackling these threats to ensure our communities can become safer places to live, work and visit."

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Programme Precision YouTube Video


Aims and Objectives

Our Vision

To build a highly effective pan West Yorkshire partnership which will work together to make West Yorkshire a hostile environment to those who seek to exploit our communities to benefit from all forms of organised crime.

We will focus our efforts on identifying and protecting those vulnerable to organised crime and support and protect our communities.

Our Aims

  • Ensure a comprehensive understanding of organised crime including who is involved and where it takes place.
  • Gather and share information and intelligence from all partners, including the community, helping to raise awareness of the threat posed by serious and organised crime.
  • Develop appropriate partnership interventions to deter people from becoming involved in serious and organised crime and rehabilitate those caught up in criminality.
  • Make West Yorkshire a hostile environment for those engaged in serious and organised crime.
  • To pursue OCGs through strong and effective partnerships, sharing multi-agency intelligence and resources to maximise impact and disruption resulting in the dismantling of OCGs.
  • To deliver a cohesive partnership 4 ‘P’ strategy to co-ordinate the partnership response to identify and dismantle OCGs.
  • Through a whole partnership approach reduce the threat and risk posed by OCGs.
  • To reduce the risk of harm and increase confidence in our local communities that all statutory agencies actively pursue OCGs.

Our Objectives

The Home Office and National Crime Agency endorse the “Four P” approach to tackling serious and organised crime: Prepare, Prevent, Pursue and Protect. A fifth P, “Partnership” is embedded across the entire West Yorkshire approach. Our objectives are as follows:

  • Prepare: Reducing the impact of this criminality where it does occur.
  • Prevent: Preventing and deterring people from engaging in serious and organised crime.
  • Pursue: Exploiting opportunities to disrupt and where possible prosecute those engaged in serious and organised criminality.
  • Protect: Taking measures to increase protection for individuals, businesses and communities from serious and organised crime and safeguarding those most at risk from it.


Want to know more?

Follow the link below to read the Programme Precision Strategy.


Programme Precision Artwork / Posters / Downloads

Please note that the information available in the PDF leaflets below have the same information (text version) next to them. The leaflets have been made available in order to be printed and displayed for educational and support purposes.

Programme Precision

Working together to tackle serious and organised crime in West Yorkshire

Criminal gangs involved with:

  • Drugs and firearms
  • Exploiting young people
  • Human trafficking
  • Violence and intimidation

These activities harm your community.

If you know about or suspect those involved in serious and organised crime, please contact Crimestoppers, the independent charity, where you can remain anonymous and may qualify for a reward.

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Programme Precision 

Working together to tackle serious and organised crime in West Yorkshire


Strategy - To build a highly effective West Yorkshire partnership which will work together to make West Yorkshire a hostile environment to those engaged in all forms of organised crime. 


Operational Delivery - A joint response which will maximise impact and dismantle those involved in organised crime in all areas of the community. 


Collaboration - To deliver a cohesive combined response to disrupt organised crime by sharing intelligence, ideas and resources.

Serious and organised crime covers many areas of threat including firearms, human trafficking, exploitation, fraud, cyber-crime, corruption and organised acquisitive crime including burglary and robbery. Programme Precision is about delivering a co-ordinated response to protect our local communities. 


Not My Child? (Leaflet)

The below leaflet is aimed at parents/carers of children, to educate them on around the signs of child exploitation and the actions that they should take.

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Partnership Intelligence Portal (poster)

The Partnership Intelligence Portal is a way for our partners to directly share intelligence with West Yorkshire Police around serious and organised crime. The following poster is a promotional tool to encourage our partners to sign up and share intelligence.

For members of the public that would like to report through any intelligence, can please use the Live Chat service or one of our online reporting forms.


Cuckooing Leaflet

County Lines is when gangs exploit children and/or vulnerable adults into supplying drugs. Cuckooing is an element of County Lines that occurs when gangs take control over a vulnerable adult's address, usually as a site to store/supply/produce drugs from. Gangs will do this in order to avoid Police detection themselves. West Yorkshire Police would like to raise awareness on this issue and encourage our partners and the public to share this leaflet widely.

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