Shaun meets students in Sheffield
Shaun Wright - South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner
I was born and raised in Royston and now live in Rawmarsh with my wife and two sons. I’ve lived and worked in South Yorkshire all my life, having had jobs in the public, private and voluntary sectors.
People who know me describe me as a man of integrity with a strong track record in championing ordinary people. Maybe it’s because I have kept my promises to make a difference where I can, or maybe it’s because I have always stayed true to the values and standards my parents gave me. I’m not sure, but what I do know is that I am determined to fight crime and anti-social behaviour, meet the challenges of the attacks on our police service and protect the most vulnerable in our society.
I served as a Councillor for twelve years and before that, as a workplace shop steward. I also have experience as the Vice Chairman of South Yorkshire Police Authority, a magistrate, a school governor and a Trustee of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.
I hope that after reading about me and my pledges to you, that you’ll support me in my ambition to do the very best I can - for you, your family and your community.
My role as your Police and Crime Commissioner
As your Police and Crime Commissioner it is my job is to ensure that the policing needs of South Yorkshire communities are met as effectively as possible. I aim to bring communities closer to the police, build confidence in the system and restore trust.
I want to use my role to give the public a voice at the highest level, and give you, the people of South Yorkshire, the ability to ensure that the police are accountable.
I aim to be your voice in the fight against crime by representing you and your concerns when it comes to the needs of your community.
The Salary of the Police and Crime Commissioner is £85,000 per year.