The Independent Advisory Panel on Policing Protests (APPP) is an independent body established by the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).
Members of the IAPPP have been drawn from the PCC’s existing Independent Ethics Panel and the local community, to represent a cross-section of communities from across South Yorkshire.
The Panel is convened when the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is advised by Police Operational Support that a march or protest is being held in South Yorkshire and is likely to require policing presence. It is chaired by Andrew Lockley.
The Panel was set up in March 2016, following a review into the engagement of South Yorkshire Police with Rotherham communities in connection with the 5 September 2015 protests in the town.