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We had lost our way: South Yorkshire Police chief’s vision for a transformed force

It was a year ago this month that Stephen Watson started work in his new job, after making the 115-mile journey from high-performing Durham Police to what was arguably the country’s most ill-starred constabulary. At that point he was South … Continue reading

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Yorkshire police trainees ‘pressured not to record crimes’

A Yorkshire police force has been urged to review its practices after its new officers revealed they faced pressure not to record incidents as crimes “to avoid adding to already heavy workloads”. South Yorkshire Police has admitted it is “disappointed” … Continue reading

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Share your views on neighbourhood policing

DO you have a view on neighbourhood policing? If so, South Yorkshire Police wants you to take part in an online survey. The force wants to find out what people think of neighbourhood policing in their area. The survey asks … Continue reading

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Survey reveals lack of confidence in South Yorkshire Police

A survey has revealed a lack of confidence in South Yorkshire Police, with almost half of those questioned admitting they have no confidence in the force or policing of local communities. Out of 736 people who completed the survey, 357 … Continue reading

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290 years for 21 Rotherham sex case criminals

The total in prison terms handed down to people who sexually exploited children in Rotherham has exceeded 290 years following the sentencing of the 21st defendant to be found guilty. Zalgai Ahmadi was jailed for nine years and six months … Continue reading

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Dinnington police to hear concerns at surgeries

POLICE in Dinnington will hear residents’ concerns at weekly Wednesday surgeries as calls for officers to have a home in the town mount up. The sessions will take place at Dinnington Resource Centre on Laughton Road, where officers will also … Continue reading

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South Yorkshire Police “acting on report’s criticisms”

‘Serious concerns’ raised about performance of South Yorkshire Police Serious concerns have been raised about the performance of South Yorkshire Police following a series of inspections. The force has been judged as requiring improvement in its effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy … Continue reading

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