South Yorkshire PCC Meets with Dinnington Town Council

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings met with the Dinnington Town Council this week, to discuss the concerns of local residents.

On the agenda were topics including commercial burglaries, anti-social behaviour and police response times.

As well as discussions on crime, the PCC talked through the Police and Crime Plan 2022-2025 and how it sets the priorities for South Yorkshire’s Force.

Speaking after the meeting, Dr Billings said: “I always welcome the opportunity to meet with local parish councils to hear first-hand, the issues they are facing.

“We had good discussions on a number of issues and I was joined by Chief Superintendent Steve Chapman and officers from the neighbourhood team, who provided reassurance to councillors on their concerns.

“One of the issues raised was the length of time officers have to spend filling in their digital ‘paperwork’ following a crime, but I was keen to stress the importance of documenting as much information as possible, as this helps South Yorkshire Police when building a case, presenting evidence and securing prosecutions.”

Residents were reassured that CCTV in the town centre is in operation and local officers will work with partner agencies to address illegal parking on the high street. The PCC was also pleased to learn that the neighbourhood team now use the Town Council offices as a drop in point during the week.