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Dr Alan Billings

Dr Alan Billings is the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire and the chair of the executive board for the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit.

He was elected for this role as Police and Crime Commissioner in 2014 in a bi-election and was later re-elected in the 2016 Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

The first thing Dr Billings did within his role was to draw up a set of priorities for the police and set these out in the Police and Crime plan. He holds the police accountable against this set of priorities on behalf of the public.

The three main priorities are

  • Protecting vulnerable people
  • Tackle crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Treating people fairly

You can read the police and crime plan here on the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner website. Police and Crime Plan

Strategic decisions are taken for the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit by a board that represents all partners that contribute to the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit as we are independent from the police. All the money for the violence reduction unit comes through from Dr Billings and there is £1.6 million to run the unit year on year direct from the Home Office.