The Police and Crime Plan 2017-2021 sets the strategic policing direction for South Yorkshire.
In February 2021 the Police and Crime Commissioner issued an Addendum to the Police & Crime Plan to set out an interim arrangement for the Police and Crime Plan until the new or returning PCC draws up a new Plan following the PCC elections on 6 May.
The Plan is important as it sets out and communicates the policing and crime priorities as the Police and Crime Commissioner see them to South Yorkshire Police, the public, partner agencies, the Police and Crime Panel, the Home Secretary, and others with an interest in how South Yorkshire is policed.
The overall aim in the Plan has not changed since Dr Billings was first elected to office in 2014:
I want South Yorkshire to be a safe place to live, learn and work
This can be achieved by:
- Protecting Vulnerable People
- Tackling Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour
- Treating People Fairly
The Police and Crime Plan 2017-2021 was published shortly after Dr Billings’ re-election in May 2016. Each year it is refreshed to take account of any changing or emerging policing and crime priorities. This year four core areas have been identified that support the overall aim of making South Yorkshire to be a safe place in which to live, learn and work: