The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is elected to be the voice of the people and hold the Chief Constable and the Force to account, making the police answerable to the communities they serve.

The police and crime objectives for South Yorkshire are set out in the Police and Crime Plan 2022-2025 Safer Streets, More Police and the PCC then holds the Chief Constable to account for delivering against those objectives.

One of the ways this is done is through the monthly Public Accountability Board. This is where the Chief Constable and senior officers present reports to the PCC on the progress being made against the priority areas within the Police and Crime Plan. The PCC then has the opportunity to ask questions to find out more about the work being undertaken in these priority areas as well as other areas of interest including any emerging and urgent issues.

To allow transparency in the working of the PCC the Public Accountability Board meetings are held monthly, and in public, to allow members of the press and public to be able to attend and to submit their own questions to the Chief Constable, other senior officers or the PCC.

The meetings are also live streamed on our You Tube channel where they can be watched live. They are also recorded and uploaded to You Tube where they can be viewed at any time.

The governance structure of the Public Accountability Board is available here.

When and Where?

Meetings are currently held at the Police Headquarters at Carbrook House, Carbrook Hall Road, Sheffield. Over the coming months we are hoping to hold the meetings in the districts to correspond with the district report being received, which will make them more accessible to the public.

Upcoming Meetings

The next three meetings will take place:

13 June 2022  2-4pm at SYP HQ, Carbroook, Sheffield

12 July 2022  2-4pm TBC

11 August 1-3pm at TBC

The dates and times of future Public Accountability Board meetings, to be hosted by the Police and Crime Commissioner can be found in the Events Calendar.

How Do I Attend?

Anyone wishing to attend a Public Accountability Board meeting should notify us at least three working days prior to the meeting by email at: [email protected]

Attendees to the meeting must report to the reception desk and provide photo identification such as a driving licence, passport or bus pass.

Any public questions must be submitted in writing, at least three working days before a meeting.

Only one question can be submitted per person or organisation. Public questions will be read out at the meeting and an oral response given, where possible.  Where an oral response is not possible a written response will be provided as soon as practicable after the meeting.

A questioner who has submitted a question in person may also, with the PCC’s permission, ask one supplementary question.  A supplementary question must arise directly out of the original question or reply.

The public questions agenda item shall last no more than 10 minutes, unless the Chair of the meeting extends this period.

Previous Agendas

Agendas and minutes for the Public Accountability Board can be found in the publications section of the website. The last three agenda packs can be found via the following links:

12 May 2002

11 April 2022

9 March 2022

Previous Meetings

The recordings of the previous Public Accountability Meetings are available on our You Tube channel.

Below are the recordings of the three most recent meetings.