£1.6m FUNDING FOR A VIOLENCE REDUCTION UNIT

The policing minister has today, (Monday, 12 August 2019) announced that South Yorkshire have been awarded £1.6m funding to set up a violence reduction unit (VRU).

Police and Crime Plan 2017-21 Summary Renewed 2019

Police and Crime Plan 2017-21 Summary Renewed 2019

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RESPONSE TO GOVERNMENT’S PLEDGE FOR MORE POLICE OFFICERS

Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner has today (Friday, 26 July 2019) responded to the announcement from the government to recruit an additional 20,000 police officers across England and Wales,

PUBLICATION OF THE ONS CRIME STATISTICS – JULY 2019

The crime statistics for 2018 have today (Thursday, 18 July 2019) been published by the ONS and South Yorkshire has seen an overall 2% increase in crime, compared to an 8% increase nationally.

POLICE OFFICER NUMBERS INCREASED

South Yorkshire Police is set to grow by 220 police officers between now and 2024. 55 have already been planned in this year’s budget as a result of the precept increase and an additional 13 are also planned for this financial year.

HOME SECRETARY TO GIVE SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER UP TO £1.6 MILLION TO SET UP A VIOLENCE REDUCTION UNIT

The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, today (Tuesday 18 June) announced that the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner has been provisionally allocated £1.6 million to set up a violence reduction unit.

CRIME IN ROTHERHAM

Whenever I go to community meetings and ask people in the Rotherham area what their main concerns are they almost always say either burglaries or speeding motorists.

SOUTH YORKSHIRE PARTNERSHIP TO TACKLE MODERN SLAVERY LAUNCHED

On Wednesday, 22 May, 2019 key statutory, third sector and private sector organisations united at the New York stadium in Rotherham to launch the South Yorkshire Modern Slavery Partnership – a regional response to tackling modern slavery.

PUBLICATION OF THE ONS CRIME STATISTICS – APRIL 2019

The crime statistics for 2018 have today (Thursday, 25 April 2019) been published by the ONS and show a mixed picture both nationally and in South Yorkshire.Overall, while crime nationally increased by 7%, in South Yorkshire there was a slight fall of 2%.

SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE TO GET £2m FUNDING TO TACKLE KNIFE CRIME

The Minister for Policing, Nick Hurd, has written to Police and Crime Commissioners to say that £100m of additional funding is to be made available in 2019/20 to tackle serious violence, in particular knife crime.

SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE REVIEW OF PCSOs

I set out in this document the considerations I would like the South Yorkshire Police (SYP) Review Team to take into account in developing final options for SYP’s Senior Command Team, as part of their PCSO Review.

GOVERNMENT EMPOWERS OFFICERS TO STOP AND SEARCH

The Government have announced that they are empowering more officers in South Yorkshire to authorise enhanced stop and search powers to help tackle the rise in knife crime.