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Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner is supporting Rotherham MP Sarah Champion as she is set to lead a debate in the House of Commons demanding the Government abandon the so-called smart motorways.
South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings is supporting the Slow Down Save Lives campaign that is putting the spotlight on dangerous and inappropriate speeds.
Dr Billings latest Blog discusses issues including texting whilst driving, expectations from the increase in police officer numbers, the range of careers available in policing and police youth engagement.
The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner has hit out at Highways England over what he describes as an ‘insensitive’ and ‘provocative’ campaign in light of the current concerns around all running lane (ALR) motorways.
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.
Policing in this country is always most effective when the police and the local community are working together.
This is obviously true when it comes to tackling crimes such as burglaries.
"For some, Christmas is an important religious festival.
"People will find their way to services in churches – from Christingles to Midnight Mass – to sing carols. In my part of Sheffield we also celebrate by singing carols in pubs.
Recently, I went on a walkabout with some police officers and children from a Carlton primary school. The police wore high visibility jackets. The children and I had high visibility tabards. We could scarcely be missed as we walked down the street.
Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, visited Royston police station in Barnsley on Wednesday, 4 July to meet police and partner agencies who are co-located there.