On Duty at Christmas

Christmas Message 2019

I am writing this on a cold and wet Sunday afternoon in December. But my spirits were raised immeasurably earlier today by the Barnsley Concert Band - whom I had never heard before - playing Christmas songs and carols at my local supermarket.

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.

CELEBRATING OUR FIR VALE ATTENDED BY THE COMMISSIONER

Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner was the guest of honour at the ‘Celebrating our Fir Vale’ event at the Fir Vale Community Centre on Wednesday, 30 October.

COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH IN ROTHERHAM

Policing in this country is always most effective when the police and the local community are working together. This is obviously true when it comes to tackling crimes such as burglaries.

NEW POLICE STATION AND CUSTODY SUITE PLANNED FOR DONCASTER

South Yorkshire Police is currently in the process of acquiring a piece of land on College Road from Doncaster Council in order to build a new police station and custody suite for the town.

SOUTH YORKSHIRE INDEPENDENT CUSTODY VISITORS

I recently spoke to a remarkable group of people. They were women and men, young and not so young. Some had jobs, some were students and some were pensioners.

SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER WELCOMES THE ANNOUNCEMENT TO RECRUIT 151 OFFICERS

Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner has today (Wednesday, 9 October) welcomed the announcement that South Yorkshire will be able to recruit 151 additional police officers.

Independent Ethics Panel Annual Report 2018/19

The fourth annual report of the Independent Ethics Panel.

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