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
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 … Continue reading
South Yorkshire’s crime commissioner has denied that it was “irrational” and “unlawful” to force the county’s chief constable to resign over the statement he issued in the aftermath of the Hillsborough inquests verdict. In papers submitted to the High Court, … Continue reading
The crime commissioner for South Yorkshire fears his beleaguered force will not get any further financial help from the Government if he does not increase his share of council tax by the maximum amount possible. Dr Alan Billings is considering … Continue reading
After I posted a link to a story published in the Yorkshire Post for some reason Howard Knight has decided to object. What follows, is the full story of an attempt to massage the truth and to jerk this blog … Continue reading
EMBATTLED South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Alan Billings has prompted controversy by appointing the wife of his former election agent as his official part-time assistant, on a £31,500 salary. Sioned-Mair Richards, a former Labour Sheffield councillor, is married to … Continue reading
One can only wonder why Dr Billings, the South Yorkshire PCC decided to recruit an Assistant PCC at the end of June. He already had a staff of twenty-five in his office whose job titles suggest duplication on speed and … Continue reading
A NEW assistant has been chosen to support South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner and rebuild trust in the force. Sioned-Mair Richards has taken on the part-time role of assistant police and crime commissioner. Her main role will be to … Continue reading
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Grateful to our spotter who ticked the no publicity box. Caused me to lift more than an eyebrow, what do you think?