Sheffield councillor Lord Scriven demands answers over South Yorkshire Police’s handling of tree protests

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Former Sheffield Council leader Lord Scriven has written to the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police to raise his concerns over the manner of policing during the ongoing tree felling programme in the city. In the letter, which has been … Continue reading

Hillsborough officers cash plea refused by South Yorkshire PCC

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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

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

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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

Complaints handling “robust” claims South Yorkshire Police

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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

Police pay rise will use Rotherham CSE money, crime commissioner says

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POLICE pay rises could affect Rotherham CSE investigations, South Yorkshire’s policing tsar suggested. Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings expressed mixed feelings about police and prison service raises. His statement comes one day after the Government announced the end … Continue reading

Public service nomination for Office of South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner

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A leading police commissioner could be in line for an award for excellence to public service. The Office of the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings has been shortlisted for an Association for Public Service Excellence Award. … Continue reading