Police and Crime Plan 2017-2021 Renewed 2018

Police and Crime Plan 2017-2021 Renewed 2018

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FOI 1182 Sexual harassment questions

FOI 1182 Sexual harassment questions

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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.

Police and Crime Plan 2017-2021

Police and Crime Plan 2017-2021

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PUBLIC BRAVERY AWARDS 2017

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.

Happy Christmas

The past year has not always been easy for the police service. Each time there seemed to be progress, something from the past re-appeared to cause more instability and shake public confidence.

The police are the public, and the public are the police

Police in this country are largely an unarmed service. This is a tradition we value. It dates back to the time when Sir Robert Peel founded the first police force, the London Metropolitan, when he was Home Secretary between 1822 and 1827.

Policing by consent

We often say that policing in this country is by consent. What we mean is that what the police do is broadly speaking what we want them to do. They tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.

Finding the right balance

One of the things I am required to do as Police and Crime Commissioner, is to gauge public opinion and try to ensure that it is reflected in the priorities of the police service. The reason for this is quite simple. Policing in this country is by consent.

IEP Letter to R Doran 12 Nov 2015

IEP Letter to R Doran 12 Nov 2015

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Encouraging the police

It is now a year since I became Police and Crime Commissioner. I was elected in fairly miserable circumstances. Public pressure had forced my predecessor to resign in the wake of the child sexual exploitation scandals.

Annual Report 2014-15

This is my first Annual Report since becoming Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire (PCC) in November 2014. The main purpose of the report is to provide a summary of how I discharged my statutory responsibilities in 2014/15.

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