PCC Statement-Barnsley Incident

Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, has responded to the social media reports of an incident in Barnsley on Saturday.

Police Officer Numbers in Barnsley

Last year we increased overall police officer numbers in South Yorkshire – including the Barnsley District - for the first time since 2010.

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.

Community Meeting in Wombwell

At a recent community meeting in Wombwell, residents spoke about how blatant some shop-lifting was in some of the local shops. One person had seen a thief scoop up small but high value items into a bag and run out of the store – in broad daylight.

Statement on the General Election

The General Election has produced a clear and unambiguous result. At least we have the certainty of knowing who the government is for the next five years.

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.

FORMAL REVIEW OF SERIOUS ORGANISED CRIME

The Government has announced a formal review of Serious Organised Crime. It will be led by Sir Craig Mackey, a former deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan police force and report in the Spring.

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 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.

RESPONSE TO HOME OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENT OF NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO RECRUIT OFFICERS

Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner said: “The Home Office is planning a series of advertisements across the country under the slogan ‘Be a force for all’ designed to encourage people to join the police service.

RESTORE OUR YOUTH PROVISION

The last ten years of austerity have made policing much more difficult than it should be.  This is not just because we have lost 20,000 police officers.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

At this time of year I am often invited to drop in on summer activities for young people, some of which I may have funded through a small grants scheme I run.