Meeting held between PCC and members of the Black community

The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings, last week (Wednesday 9 July 2020) met with Black Community Leaders and Black professionals to discuss their perspective on how policing, criminal justice and council services could impro

PCC: Blog 13

In this week's Blog Dr Billings looks at the passing of the Domestic Abuse Bill by the House of Commons and how we need to change culture to rule out unconscious bias that can lead us to respond to people in ways that are wrong or unfair, but unwitting.

PCC Blog: 11

in this week's Blog, Dr Billings discusses the re-opening of the pubs and bars as well as diversity within the workforce.

PCC Blog: 8

The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner's weekly blog this week looks at the Black Lives Matter protests from over the weekend and how culture has to change to make tangible and lasting differences.

Police and Crime Commissioner stands with those horrified by George Floyd’s death in the US

“I firmly believe in justice, equality and accountability, therefore I stand with those who are horrified by the way George Floyd lost his life in the USA and support the peaceful protesters who only wish for their voices to be heard."

Observing Itikaaf During Covid19

Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire PCC, has written to mosques across the county to encourage communities to continue to observe the the Government guidelines and retain social distancing during the undertaking of Itikaaf in last ten days of Ramadan.

PCC Blog: 4

Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner has written his fourth blog to update members of the public partners and communities and organisations about how he has been carrying out his role during the corona virus pandemic.


"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.


Dr Alan Billings attended the Proud of Barnsley Awards at the Metrodome on Friday, 16 November 2018.

Interfaith Event


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.


The terrorist attack in London in which a police officer died reminded me of a conversation I had recently with a South Yorkshire police officer. She was recovering at home from injuries she had received while on duty. We had a cup of tea and a chat.