South Yorkshire to get £1.6 million funding for Violence Reduction Unit

South Yorkshire PCC has been awarded £1.6 million of funding to set up a violence reduction unit, the Policing Minister has announced today (Monday 12 August).

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

At this time of year I am often invited to drop in on summer activities for young people, some of which I may have funded through a small grants scheme I run.

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,

SENIOR LEADERS DISCUSS THE IMPACT OF SERIOUS AND VIOLENT CRIME

The daughter of a victim of knife crime has told a gathering of senior leaders, including the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, of the devastating impact of her father’s murder.

LAUNCH OF PROJECT 0114

Project 0114 – the partnership project set up with Home Office funding through Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner focussed on tackling child criminal exploitation and associated knife and gun crime across the city is underway.

JADE YOUTH AND COMMUNITY RECEIVE £5,000 GRANT FUNDING

JADE Youth and Community Centre in Dinnington has received £5,000 from Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, to support their youth activities.

LINKS BETWEEN POVERTY AND CRIME

Sometimes people ask me whether there is a link between poverty and crime. When they do, my first thoughts turn to my own childhood. I grew up in a very deprived part of an East Midlands industrial town.

PREDICTING CRIME

You might think that it is no more possible to predict crime than the weather. You may be right.On the other hand we do try to predict the weather. We want to know the  forecast before we set off for a picnic on the moors without a coat.

YOYO at Netherwood Academy – Barnsley

On 10 April 2019, YOYO visited Kirk Balk Academy, Barnsley The pupils covered the subject of Guns, Gangs and Knives.

KIVETON PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE MEETING

The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings, spoke to a packed hall in Kiveton Park community centre about anti-social behaviour in the area on Tuesday, 9 April 2019.

YOYO at Kirk Balk Academy – Barnsley

On 26 March 2019, YOYO visited Kirk Balk Academy, Barnsley. The pupils covered the subject of Guns, Gangs and Knives and you can listen to the podcasts produced by the pupils.

YOYO at Handsworth Grange Community Sports College – Sheffield

On 20 March 2019, YOYO visited Handsworth Grange Community Sports College, Sheffield. The pupils covered the subject of Guns, Gangs and Knives and you can listen to the podcasts produced by the pupils.