As Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for South Yorkshire, it is my job to be the voice of the public, giving them a say in how they wish to be policed.
My statutory responsibilities under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act (2011) and the Police Act (1996) (as amended) include:
- Securing an efficient and effective police force for South Yorkshire
- Appointing a Chief Constable, holding them to account for the performance of the Force, and if necessary, dismissing them
- Setting the policing and crime objectives for South Yorkshire in a Police and Crime Plan
- Having regard to the views of the public of South Yorkshire about how they wish to be policed
- Setting the policing budget and determining the policing precept for South Yorkshire
- Contributing to the national and international policing priorities set by the Home Secretary
- Bringing together community safety and criminal justice partners to provide an efficient and effective criminal justice system for South Yorkshire
During my four-year term, I am held to account by the Police and Crime Panel, who make sure I am making decisions in the public’s best interest.