Welcome to the website of unProfessional Standards North Yorkshire Police. It will become widely known as uPSD NYP as knowledge of our work spreads, both within the North Yorkshire area and far beyond.
This is a sister website to the nationally known uPSD WYP site which has for the past two years uncovered misconduct and criminality within the ranks of West Yorkshire Police. The aim is to repeat the exposures – and exclusives in regional and national press and on network radio and television – to bring into the public domain matters which the police would much prefer to conceal behind closed doors.
Another recent addition to the uPSD “family” has been a website covering the Greater Manchester force area and known as uPSD GMP.
We are a group of experienced investigators who have come together to fight police incompetence, misconduct or criminality that lead to miscarriages of justice. This can range from a person simply suffering discourteous behaviour at the hands of the police, or civilian staff connected to the police, to cases where a person has been wrongly jailed. In some cases, for life sentences.
Our investigative resources are considerable as we can call on honest and very capable retired or former police officers/detectives and experienced investigative journalists. We assemble facts, test evidence and with our knowledge of the law, and complaint/disciplinary processes, we attempt to draw out rational and workable conclusions.
After initial RPOS assessment we may take on, or assist in, a wide variety of cases where a member of the North Yorkshire public has been unfairly treated or is involved with complaint or civil action against the police, the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (NYOPCC), or the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). Julia Mulligan, the PCC for North Yorkshire, is pictured top centre.
uPSD can also assist, on a paid basis, with preparation for Judicial Review of IPCC Appeals and private prosecution where the police refuse to investigate and prosecute offenders in connection with serious crime such as perjury, conspiracy to pervert, fraud, kidnap or rape.
Assembled in the extensive Case Studies section of this website will be a wide variety of incidents that are attributed to the improper actions of North Yorkshire Police. A number of them very serious indeed including the complete denial in the matters concerning the notorious Jimmy Savile. These are intended to be supplemented by highlighting Court Cases in which the same Force have featured and, in so doing, have largely meant very substantial legal bills being footed by the taxpayer.
But of most interest, to the majority of the visitors to this website, are the profiles of the now infamous Rogue Officers and Rogue Chiefs where we lay bare misconduct and/or criminality committed by these individuals. These are headed up by ex Temp Chief Constable , Tim Madgwick (pictured top right). Other past or present Command Team members to feature will include CC Graeme Maxwell, DCC Adam Briggs and ACC Sue Cross. A special place is reserved for ex Chief Inspector (and now Scarborough Councillor) Tom Fox who has done more to bring this website about than any other of the Force’s 7,000 officers. Surprisingly, the current Chief Constable, ex-PSNI Dave Jones, (pictured top left) will only rate a dishonourable mention rather than a page of his own, for now.
Our extensive contacts with police insiders, specialist complaint solicitors, campaigning MP’s and local, regional and national media (press/radio/TV and on-line outlets), and a growing network of other nationally-known justice campaigners, add significant force (and resource) to what we set out as our two primary objectives:
INCREASING PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN THE POLICE SERVICE and
RESTORING FAITH IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Please support uPSD NYP in these aims by sharing this website with your Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn contacts. We would also welcome any donations to help sustain the running of the website. For more information on how to assist us in this way please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also find us on Twitter at @uPSD NYP