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South Yorkshire Police

South Yorkshire Police provides policing services to the county of South Yorkshire. The police force area covers 599 square miles in the north of England. Although there are a small number of affluent areas, South Yorkshire has a high level of poverty. Around 1.4 million people mainly live in the urban centres which include Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley. The resident population is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit, socialise, commute into, or travel through the county each year. The transport infrastructure includes major rail stations and an airport.

Read more about this area

  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Phil Gormley is HMI for South Yorkshire
  • HMICFRS policing region: The force is in the Northern region

Contact Phil Gormley (e-mail address)

HMICFRS’s role in inspecting this force

HMICFRS independently assesses police forces and policing across activity from neighbourhood teams to serious crime and the fight against terrorism – in the public interest.

In preparing our reports, we ask the questions which citizens would ask, and publish the answers in accessible form, using our expertise to interpret the evidence. We provide authoritative information to allow the public to compare the performance of their force against others, and our evidence is used to drive improvements in the service to the public.

 

Key facts

Force Area

599 square miles

Population

1.39m people 7% local 10 yr change

Workforce

84% frontline
3.27 per 1000 population
19% change in local workforce since 2010

Victim-based crimes

0.06 per person
Local 5 year trend

Cost

48p per person per day local

South Yorkshire PCC

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Dr Alan Billings

 

South Yorkshire Police

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Chief Constable Stephen Watson, appointed in July 2016

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