£1.6m FUNDING FOR A VIOLENCE REDUCTION UNIT

The policing minister has today, (Monday, 12 August 2019) announced that South Yorkshire have been awarded £1.6m funding to set up a violence reduction unit (VRU).

South Yorkshire to get £1.6 million funding for Violence Reduction Unit

South Yorkshire PCC has been awarded £1.6 million of funding to set up a violence reduction unit, the Policing Minister has announced today (Monday 12 August).

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

At this time of year I am often invited to drop in on summer activities for young people, some of which I may have funded through a small grants scheme I run.

RESPONSE TO GOVERNMENT’S PLEDGE FOR MORE POLICE OFFICERS

Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner has today (Friday, 26 July 2019) responded to the announcement from the government to recruit an additional 20,000 police officers across England and Wales,

PUBLICATION OF THE ONS CRIME STATISTICS – JULY 2019

The crime statistics for 2018 have today (Thursday, 18 July 2019) been published by the ONS and South Yorkshire has seen an overall 2% increase in crime, compared to an 8% increase nationally.

VISIT TO THE RING FARM STABLES IN BARNSLEY

On Tuesday, 16 July 2019, Dr Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner visited the Ring Farm Stables in Barnsley to see how the horses were settling in to their refurbished home.

RESPONSE TO THE PUBLICATION OF THE FRONT LINE REVIEW

The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings, has today (Wednesday, 10 July 2019) commented on the publication of the Front Line Review.

SENIOR LEADERS DISCUSS THE IMPACT OF SERIOUS AND VIOLENT CRIME

The daughter of a victim of knife crime has told a gathering of senior leaders, including the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, of the devastating impact of her father’s murder.

LAUNCH OF PROJECT 0114

Project 0114 – the partnership project set up with Home Office funding through Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner focussed on tackling child criminal exploitation and associated knife and gun crime across the city is underway.

POLICE OFFICER NUMBERS INCREASED

South Yorkshire Police is set to grow by 220 police officers between now and 2024. 55 have already been planned in this year’s budget as a result of the precept increase and an additional 13 are also planned for this financial year.

JADE YOUTH AND COMMUNITY RECEIVE £5,000 GRANT FUNDING

JADE Youth and Community Centre in Dinnington has received £5,000 from Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, to support their youth activities.

HOME SECRETARY TO GIVE SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER UP TO £1.6 MILLION TO SET UP A VIOLENCE REDUCTION UNIT

The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, today (Tuesday 18 June) announced that the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner has been provisionally allocated £1.6 million to set up a violence reduction unit.