Public Accountability Board Goes On Tour

Public meetings of the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner are going ‘on tour’ around the county to enable them to be more accessible to the public, partners and the media.

The meetings are held monthly and are the public forum in which the Police and Crime Commissioner holds the Chief Constable to account for South Yorkshire Police’s performance against the Police and Crime Plan.

Members of the Force Chief Officer Team present reports at the meeting to update on regular performance issues as well as on areas where the Police and Crime Commissioner feels he needs more assurance. These reports include performance updates against the priorities set out in the Police and Crime Plan – Protecting Vulnerable People, Tackling Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour and Treating People Fairly. Updates are also provided from the districts, as well as Atlas Court and financial reporting.

The next meeting takes place in Doncaster on Monday 7 October at 10.30am in the Council Chamber, Civic Office, Waterdale. This will include the district report on performance from the Doncaster Chief Superintendent.

Questions to either the force or the Police and Crime Commissioner may be asked but must be submitted at least three days in advance of the meeting via email to:

Questions are limited to one question and one supplementary question per individual or organisation.  Public questions will be read out at the meeting and a response will be provided. Where this is not possible a written response will be provided as soon as possible following the meeting.

More details about the meetings and the Police and Crime Commissioner’s duty to hold the force to account are available on the website:


The dates and venues for future Public Accountability Board meetings are:

  • 6 November – Rotherham, Town Hall at 2pm
  • 13 December – Barnsley, Town Hall at 10am
  • 14 January – Sheffield, Sheffield Town Hall at 10am
  • 7 February – Doncaster, Civic Building, Waterdale at 10am
  • 10 March – Rotherham, Town Hall at 10am

The respective Chief Superintendent from each of the districts will provide a report on performance at their relevant meeting. Meetings usually last up to two hours.