Engagement Stall at Sheffield Cathedral

The Engagement Team from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner will be available to speak with members of the public about neighbourhood policing.

Engagement Stall at Penistone Co-Op

The Engagement Team from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner will be available to speak with members of the public about neighbourhood policing.

Police Officer Numbers in Barnsley

Last year we increased overall police officer numbers in South Yorkshire – including the Barnsley District - for the first time since 2010.

Response to Arbourthorne Shooting

Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner has condemned the shooting of a 12-year-old over the weekend and has pledged to work together with Sheffield City Council and other partners to end violence in the city.

Alan visits Owd Martha’s Yard in Hoyland, Barnsley

Dr Alan Billings visited Owd Martha's yard community garden in Hoyland, Barnsley. 

On Duty at Christmas

Rotherham Town Centre

I spent a little time recently walking through Rotherham town centre with PC Paul Jameson from the central neighbourhood team.

Community Meeting in Wombwell

At a recent community meeting in Wombwell, residents spoke about how blatant some shop-lifting was in some of the local shops. One person had seen a thief scoop up small but high value items into a bag and run out of the store – in broad daylight.

Sheffield Police Awards

It is always something of a privilege to go to police awards evenings, and this year's Sheffield Awards was no exception. You get some sense of the excellent work carried out by police staff and police officers across the city in the various categories:

Remembrance Sunday

On Remembrance Sunday I attended the annual service and wreath laying in Barker's Pool, Sheffield. There seemed to be larger crowds than usual and many children and young people came, not least the cadets - army, navy, Air Force and, of course, police.

UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

Half of life’s troubles seem to come from unintended consequences. Some years ago a colleague of mine bought a diesel car because she believed that diesel fuel was less polluting than petrol.

CLP MEETING IN BRANTON, DONCASTER

Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, spoke on Friday, 25 October about the future of policing to members of the Don Valley Constituency Labour Party in Kilham Community Hall, Branton.