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.

NOT ALL YOUNG PEOPLE ARE CARRYING KNIVES

If you were a visitor from Mars watching British television you might think that every child in the country is either carrying a knife or being threatened by someone who is - on a daily basis. This is the impression that is being given as a result of rece

STATEMENT FROM DR BILLINGS ON VIOLENT CRIME

“The Mayor of London says that it will take a decade or even a generation before London can turn round the rise in violent crime. This is a counsel of despair. It is not how we see things in South Yorkshire.

PUBLICATION OF THE ONS CRIME STATISTICS – JULY 2018

Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner said: “I note today’s crime statistics from the ONS. The crime figures present a mixed picture – drug offences down by 7% in South Yorkshire but violence against the person up by 35%.

VIOLENT CRIME ROUND TABLE MEETING WITH THE HOME SECRETARY

“At the end of March I was invited to London by Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, to be part of a round table discussion on violent crime, especially knife crime, ahead of the government announcing its new strategy.

RESPONSE ON HMICFRS PEEL LEGITIMACY REPORT DECEMBER 2017

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services’ (HMICFRS) report on Police Legitimacy was publishedon on Tuesday, 12 December 2017.

INDEPENDENT ETHICS PANEL PRAISES FORCE’S APPROACH TO SCRUTINY

South Yorkshire Police has been praised for its approach to outside scrutiny and willingness to be self critical, in the latest Annual Report of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s (PCC) Independent Ethics Panel.

TACKLING KNIFE CRIME

Stop and search has been a contentious issue for police and public for as long as I can remember. The aim of stop and search is to deter people from carrying offensive weapons or drugs because of the risk of being caught.

NUMBER OF STOP AND SEARCHES UNDERTAKEN IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE DROPS BY ALMOST HALF

A report to the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Independent Ethics Panel has identified a 44 per cent reduction in the number of Stop and Searches undertaken by South Yorkshire Police in 2016, compared to the previous year.