Police and Crime Panel backs new deputy commissioner

BARNSLEY councillor Tracey Cheetham has been confirmed as South Yorkshire’s Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner.

She was officially endorsed in the £45,000-a-year post by the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel yesterday.

She now takes up post alongside the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Shaun Wright

Cllr Cheetham commented: "I'm delighted to have been appointed to the post and look forward to working closely with Commissioner Wright and his team.

“It's a new and challenging role and I am particularly pleased that the post offers me a great opportunity of being able to make a difference for the people of South Yorkshire."

Cllr Cheetham sits on Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council and is a former constituency manager to Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis.

Commissioner Wright is holding a series of fortnightly surgeries to meet the public and discuss their concerns over the next three months.

The dates and venues are:

  • February 2: Victim Support Office, 1st Floor Paradise House, 35 Paradise Street, Sheffield, 10.30am-12.00pm.
  • February 9:  Committee Room 3, Rotherham Town Hall, 11.00am-12.30pm
  • March 2: Room 1, Barnsley Town Hall,10:30am to 12:00pm.
  • March 16:  Room 008, Doncaster Civic Offices, 10:30am to 12:00pm.
  • April 6: Victim Support Office, 1st Floor Paradise House, 35 Paradise Street, Sheffield, 10.30am-12.00pm.
  • April 20: Committee Room 3, Rotherham Town Hall, 10.30am-12.00pm

Commissioner Wright said: “I welcome the public's views on any matter relating to policing in the county and hope they take the opportunity of dropping into one of my surgeries.”

Further information about the Police and Crime Commissioner at website at www.southyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/News-and-Events/In-Your-Area.aspx