Alan Billings Window ShotWe know that some of you have no idea about who the Police and Crime Commissioner is and what the job is all about.
The most important thing to remember is that the Commissioner is there to be your voice, giving you a say in what you want your police to do.
The Commissioner draws up the plan that shapes what the police do – The Police and Crime Plan.
He is also in charge of providing the money to the police to carry out the objectives set out in the Police and Crime Plan, he is also responsible for commissioning services from other organisations to deliver those same priorities and offers grants to the voluntary and community sector to help them improve our county.
In addition to this, the Commissioner is responsible for hiring a Chief Constable on your behalf, and, if necessary, firing the Chief Constable.
He has a duty to listen to your concerns and issues and make sure they are heard, ensuring that wherever possible the police act upon them. The Commissioner wants to know what you want from the police - Contact the Commissioner
So how does the Commissioner know what the people of South Yorkshire want?
Speaking with thousands of people across South Yorkshire, as well as providing other mechanisms for local people to have their say, and listenening to their opinions and priorities, is a crucial part of the Commissioner's job.
Other channels used to help involve as many people as possible in shaping future plans are via Twitter, Facebook and by being out and about in your communities to meet people.
Your views are vital so please get involved and have your say. You can also send in your thoughts on this website.
The Police and Crime Commissioner replaced the former Police Authority on the 22nd of November 2012.