The Police and Crime Plan is the key document that sets out, on behalf of the public, the priorities for South Yorkshire Police for the year ahead.
The PCC elections in May 2021 marked the end of the previous term of office for the PCC and the previous Police and Crime Plan.
Dr Billings has produced a transitional Police and Crime Plan for the period of time from now until next April, when a new Police and Crime Plan will be published.
The new Plan can be viewed here:
The previous Police and Crime Plan 2017-2021 was amended in February 2021 to include an Addendum to set out an interim arrangement for the Police and Crime Plan until after the election that took place on 6 May 2021. The Police and Crime Plan Addendum 2021 can be viewed here.
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
Each year it is refreshed to take account of any changing or emerging policing and crime priorities and issues that are of concern to members of the public. This year, alongside the previous areas of priority the Plan includes issues around road safety and speeding, violence against women and girls and wildlife and rural crime.