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%.

SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE TO GET £2m FUNDING TO TACKLE KNIFE CRIME

The Minister for Policing, Nick Hurd, has written to Police and Crime Commissioners to say that £100m of additional funding is to be made available in 2019/20 to tackle serious violence, in particular knife crime.

KIVETON PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE MEETING

The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings, spoke to a packed hall in Kiveton Park community centre about anti-social behaviour in the area on Tuesday, 9 April 2019.

SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE REVIEW OF PCSOs

I set out in this document the considerations I would like the South Yorkshire Police (SYP) Review Team to take into account in developing final options for SYP’s Senior Command Team, as part of their PCSO Review.

GOVERNMENT EMPOWERS OFFICERS TO STOP AND SEARCH

The Government have announced that they are empowering more officers in South Yorkshire to authorise enhanced stop and search powers to help tackle the rise in knife crime.

CHILD CRIMINAL EXPLOITATION

At the start of a new financial year, I realise that five years ago this summer the Jay Report was published and CSE - child sexual exploitation - entered our consciousness and our vocabulary.

FUNDING FOR DEARNE VALLEY SWIMMING CLUB FROM THE COMMISSIONER’S COMMUNITY GRANT SCHEME

Grant funding from the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s community grant scheme has been awarded to Dearne Valley Swimming Club.