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.

CRIME IN ROTHERHAM

Whenever I go to community meetings and ask people in the Rotherham area what their main concerns are they almost always say either burglaries or speeding motorists.

LINKS BETWEEN POVERTY AND CRIME

Sometimes people ask me whether there is a link between poverty and crime. When they do, my first thoughts turn to my own childhood. I grew up in a very deprived part of an East Midlands industrial town.

WHY DID YOU SPRAY SQUIRTY CREAM ON MY CARPET?

The South Yorkshire Restorative Justice service was launched to invited guests at an event held at the Rotherham United New York Stadium on Wednesday 15 May.

RENATIONALISATION OF THE PROBATION SERVICE

Dr Alan Billings South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed the announcement that supervision of all offenders in England and Wales is to be taken over by the National Probation Service.

PREDICTING CRIME

You might think that it is no more possible to predict crime than the weather. You may be right.On the other hand we do try to predict the weather. We want to know the  forecast before we set off for a picnic on the moors without a coat.

PUBLICATION OF THE ONS CRIME STATISTICS – APRIL 2019

The crime statistics for 2018 have today (Thursday, 25 April 2019) been published by the ONS and show a mixed picture both nationally and in South Yorkshire.Overall, while crime nationally increased by 7%, in South Yorkshire there was a slight fall of 2%.