Tracey brings with her not only valuable experience of working as a Councillor, but an equally valuable regional and national outlook currently as constituency manager for Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, Dan Jarvis MP, whose interests include policing.
Commissioner Wright said:
“There were several candidates for the post, each exhibiting their own individual strengths and suitabilities for the position.
“However, it was felt that Tracey’s exceptional and publicly-acknowledged leadership abilities, relationship building and project management would add great value to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
“Pending the Police and Crime Panel’s ratification, I hope to officially confirm the appointment in due course.”
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
1. Tracey Cheetham’s salary of £45,000 reflects her continuance acting as a Councillor to the people of Barnsley and takes into account the current allowances she receives in pursuance of her duties.
2. Commissioner Wright has already stated his commitment to working in partnership across a range of agencies at local, regional and national level to ensure there is a unified approach to preventing and reducing crime in South Yorkshire. He wants to ensure that community needs are met as effectively as possible, and he recognises that by building confidence and restoring trust, this in turn will greatly improve local relationships.
3. The Police and Crime Commissioner, based at the South Yorkshire Joint Authorities in Barnsley, is an elected individual who oversees policing in South Yorkshire (Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster). The role of the Commissioner is to be the voice of the people and hold the police to account. The Commissioner does not run the police, as this is the responsibility of the Chief Constable.
4. The Commissioner is responsible for representing the public within South Yorkshire, cutting crime, reducing reoffending and delivering an effective and efficient police service within South Yorkshire.
5. The Police and Crime Commissioner replaced the former Police Authority on the 22nd of November 2012.