The Advisory Panel on Policing Protests (APPP) is an independent body established by the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).
Members of the APPP have been drawn from the PCC’s existing Independent Ethics Panel, and the Independent Advisory Panel for Minority Communities, 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 the Chair of the Independent Ethics Panel, 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.