PCC responds after 20-year-old man is murdered in Mexborough

Following the launch of a murder investigation by South Yorkshire Police yesterday (Monday 11 January 2021) after a 20-year-old man was shot and killed on Wath Road, Mexborough, PCC Dr Alan Billings has responded.

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In his first Blog of 2021 Dr Billings discusses policing numbers and funding as well as lockdowns and re-calibrating for 2021, cybercrime and the awarding of a QPM for the Deputy Chief Constable.

PCC Cautiously Welcomes the Police Grant Settlement

Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, has responded to the police grant settlement announced by the Home Secretary, the Right Hon Priti Patel. The Home Secretary says this will enable commissioners to increase police numbers.

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South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings' weekly Blog looks this week at the impact of Brexit, police officer numbers and keeping safe over Christmas.

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PCC responds to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Spending Review

There was little cheer in this announcement for either the police or the fire service.

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Big falls in recorded crime during lockdown

The latest crime statistics from the Office for National Statistics show that crime was down overall in the quarter April-June 2020 as compared with the same period of last year.

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PCC Dr Alan Billings’ response to the tragic death of a police officer in Croydon

“The killing of a police officer while on duty sends shock waves not only through the police service but through the wider community. It affects us all."

PCC response to Prime Minister’s Announcement

Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings is assuring the public that police will continue to deal with any situations by seeking to engage, explain and encourage before they enforce following the warnings from the Prime Minister.

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In this week's Blog, Dr Billings talks about the variety in the types of people a police force needs to employ as well as looking at the work of the National Crime Agency in tackling organised crime gangs.