South Yorkshire Police’s top cops during Jay Report period being probed by police watchdog

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TOP cops who policed Rotherham over the 16-year period in which the Jay Report said 1,400 children were sexually exploited are being investigated by the police watchdog. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) will look into whether chief superintendents, … Continue reading

Police hail success of public safety orders – but town centre trader says force is ‘hiding the truth’

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POLICE have hailed new powers banning anti-social behaviour as a success – but not everyone is convinced, with one trader saying he was reaching “breaking point”. A public safety protection order (PSPO) was introduced in Rotherham town centre and Clifton … Continue reading

Star Interview: ‘Young people are being groomed and drawn into gangs for criminal activity – that’s the thing we need to keep an eye on’

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It is, agrees Dr Alan Billings, time to seek real answers. South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has been weighing up the background to a wave of violence that has left the county’s force facing an almost unprecedented demand – … Continue reading

South Yorkshire Police may sell unused buildings and make officers share accommodation

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Unused police stations could be sold off across South Yorkshire, with local officers moved to share accommodation with other public sector colleagues, as the force looks to operate more efficiently and effectively. Policing has changed significantly in recent years and … Continue reading