Policing failures ‘a canary in the mine for nation’s public services’

Dr Alan Billings A Yorkshire crime commissioner says a damning report on the state of British policing represents a “canary in the mine” for problems in other public services.

Inspectors from a Government watchdog warned yesterday that victims are being let down, criminal cases shelved and suspects left untracked as police fail to carry out basic functions.

The findings on police effectiveness prompted Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary to raise the alarm over the “potentially perilous” state of British policing. Dr Alan Billings, whose South Yorkshire force was judged to require improvement, admitted his was one of the forces which suffered as a result of “poor strategic leadership”.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/policing-failures-a-canary-in-the-mine-for-nation-s-public-services-1-8418187

‘Disappointed’ inspectors tell South Yorkshire Police it must improve

South Yorkshire Police must make ‘substantial’ improvements to keep people safe, according to national inspectors.

A report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary into performance during 2016 judged the force as ‘requires improvement’ in three areas – crime prevention, investigation and protecting the vulnerable.

Read more at: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/disappointed-inspectors-tell-south-yorkshire-police-it-must-improve-1-8416045


2 thoughts on “Policing failures ‘a canary in the mine for nation’s public services’

  1. Surely Mr. Billings should also have smacked hands. He has been informed of crimes and refused to meet the family to go through documented evidence. Why? Especially when police were called an hour before the death of father, when a woman very excitedly and laughing ran into fathers dying room at his own home with a photo album open at a certain photo, but full of disturbing photographs with men and young girls. We all now know that S Y Police have ignored complaints like this many times before, and treated the victims as the criminals, why who was involved, who helped cover this up?. The victims need to see justice done now. All previous complaints should now be investigated in an open and honest manner.


  2. The Look North interview I and Dave Smith had, was heavily edited and missed out key information. We don’t want to see six police officers in the building, but rather than them based at Maltby we want our share based in Dinnington. Where victims can seek sanctuary and the public speak face to face with the organisation, this role can be a civilian role. I was contacted by Alan Billings press secretary and then put through to Alan Billings following the program. The way I understand it, Alan sets the budget and specifies key areas of policing. The Chief constable then dictates the number, of police officers, where buildings are and operations. The PCC is a total waste of time and I have concerns that the Chief constables are fast tracked into these positions without practical police experience.


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