The Advisory Panel on Policing Protests was commissioned by Dr Billings to review the policing of tree protests in Sheffield and make recommendations and advise if there were lessons to be learnt. The report was presented to the Public Accountability Board on 28 June 2018.
Policing Sheffield Trees Protest
The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner commisioned a review into the engagement of South Yorkshire Police within Rotherham communities following protests in the town 5 September 2015.
Policing Protests in Rotherham: Towards a New Approach
In 2016 the Panel provided advice on four planned protests. The following report provides a summary of the work undertaken by the Panel during 2016:
Advisory Panel on Policing Protests - 2016 Summary Report
Advisory Panel on Policing Protests - January - June 2017 Summary Report
Advisory Panel on Policing Protests - July - December 2017 Summary Report