Tracey Cheetham – Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner
Tracey Cheetham is the South Yorkshire Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner. She was born in West Bromwich, but now lives with her husband Tim and three children in Royston, Barnsley.
After studying for a degree in Environment Biology, Tracey received her Post Graduate Certificate in Education, but left teaching to work in the Civil Service.
Tracey met her husband Tim in 1997 and she moved to Barnsley in 1998,
In 2011, Tracey was elected as a councillor for Royston Ward and is Chair of the Royston Ward Alliance. She was appointed as Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner in January, 2013.
In her spare time, Tracey likes to spend as much time as possible with her three children, whom she describes as her biggest achievement in life. She has a love of gaming and a passion for supporting the New York Yankees and Aston Villa – although she also follows Barnsley, due to living with three season-ticket holders.
From her time spent blogging on-line, Tracey was invited to become an ambassador for Save the Children, which has resulted in her visiting Mozambique to raise awareness of the cause.
Tracey is a school governor at Royston St John the Baptist Primary and Holy Trinity Schools.
On becoming the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Tracey wants to raise the profiles of the Police and Crime Commissioners and champion the good work that they do dealing with issues that directly affect the residents of South Yorkshire. Increase public involvement in issues that directly affect them.