RESPONSE TO HOME OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENT OF NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO RECRUIT OFFICERS

Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner said: “The Home Office is planning a series of advertisements across the country under the slogan ‘Be a force for all’ designed to encourage people to join the police service.

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN THE CURE

‘Prevention is better than cure’ we say, when we are thinking about diseases. It’s better to get the population vaccinated against measles than to have to treat people who fall ill.

RESTORE OUR YOUTH PROVISION

The last ten years of austerity have made policing much more difficult than it should be.  This is not just because we have lost 20,000 police officers.

WHAT HAS CRICKET GOT TO DO WITH POLICING?

What has cricket got to do with policing? Not much, perhaps; yet during August I found my thoughts going from one to the other.

STATION HOUSE CHILDREN’S CENTRE SHOWCASE THEIR HOLIDAY FUN COURSES

Station House in Thurnscoe, Rotherham opened their doors to Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner over the summer break to showcase the targeted work they do with children from the Thurnscoe community.

£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.