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

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

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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

It wasn’t irrational for me to force out South Yorkshire Chief Constable, says crime commissioner

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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

Controversy over Yorkshire police tsar’s £31,500 appointment

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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

More Labour Cronyism, as South Yorkshire PCC appoints “not fit for purpose” Deputy.

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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

Emma Hoddinott – An interesting exchange

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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?