South Yorkshire Police officers ‘weren’t used in best way’

Police officers in South Yorkshire were not used in the best way under the leadership of suspended chief constable David Crompton, the crime commissioner has said.

A new report by the College of Policing, which involved 22 senior officers from across the country speaking to South Yorkshire Police staff, has resulted in job cuts plans being halted, along with a new recruitment drive and the rollout of a new £12m IT system.The report blamed ‘inconsistent’ leadership under Mr Crompton and strongly criticised £8m cuts to neighbourhood policing teams.

Dr Billings said the report – ordered in the wake of Mr Crompton being suspended over his handling of the Hillsborough inquests – had brought a wider understanding of what had happened under the previous senior leadership team.

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1 thought on “South Yorkshire Police officers ‘weren’t used in best way’

  1. So what about the previous Chief Constables that ignored the truth for years, will they have their pensions reduced now? They must take much of the blame. Putting these families through hell as they did, lets have a full investigation into what they knew and how they covered up.


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