Dr Alan Billings the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner is pleased to announce that the successful candidate for the part-time role of Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner advertised in June 2016, is Sioned-Mair Richards.

Sioned’s main role will be to develop and lead a project around building public trust and confidence in South Yorkshire Police. She will also oversee two critical areas of concern for the Commissioner – involving the public in improving neighbourhood policing and the contact management system (101).

Dr Billings said: “I have been in post for almost two years and there are many people in communities across South Yorkshire who want me to visit and hear about their concerns. I will now be able to share some of this work with the Assistant PCC.

“Sioned brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of South Yorkshire as well as the national scene. She has been a local councillor in Sheffield, representing Shiregreen & Brightside.  She is a previous chair of the SY Police and Crime Panel and the Audit Committee of the SY Fire & Rescue Authority.”

The interviews for the role of Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner took place in July 2016.  Sioned started work in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner on Tuesday, 18 October and is available now to attend public and partner meetings.