Tag Archives: Alan Billings

South Yorkshire Police ask for maximum increase possible for council tax precept

South Yorkshire Police has asked for the maximum increase possible for the portion of council tax spent on policing. The county’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings asked for a £12 increase per year for a Band D property … Continue reading

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Hillsborough officers cash plea refused by South Yorkshire PCC

Hillsborough officers cash plea refused by South Yorkshire PCC Two former police officers charged in connection with the Hillsborough disaster will not receive financial aid from South Yorkshire Police. Former Ch Supt Donald Denton and former Det Ch Insp Alan … Continue reading

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South Yorkshire Police to recruit civilians as inspectors

Police chiefs in South Yorkshire are looking to recruit ‘direct entry’ inspectors to bring new talent into the force. The Direct Entry Inspector programme offers civilians a route into policing which avoids them working their way up the ranks from … Continue reading

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Hillsborough disaster and Rotherham scandal compensation costs leave South Yorkshire Police facing ‘very serious situation’

Ongoing compensation claims against South Yorkshire Police over the Hillsborough disaster and the Rotherham abuse scandal mean the force is facing a “very serious” financial situation unless the Government steps in, police commissioner Alan Billings has warned. In a New … Continue reading

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Hillsborough disaster: David Duckenfield’s bid for legal costs snubbed

South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has refused to pay the legal costs of David Duckenfield who faces charges over the Hillsborough disaster. Former Ch Supt Duckenfield, who was the police match commander on the day, is facing charges … Continue reading

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South Yorkshire Police chiefs back abuse victim’s law change campaign

Calls for child sex abuse victims to be pardoned for crimes they committed while being groomed have been backed by South Yorkshire Police bosses. Sammy Woodhouse, who was abused by a Rotherham sex gang, said her criminal record prevents her … Continue reading

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Complaints handling “robust” claims South Yorkshire Police

SOUTH Yorkshire Police has defended its handling of complaints as “robust” after being criticised by a watchdog. The Independent Police Complaints Commission listed the force as one of four nationally which had taken longer last year to resolve allegationsagainst itself … Continue reading

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