Following the recent decision by Douglas Paxton to retire, Tim Passmore, Police & Crime Commissioner for Suffolk, is seeking to appoint a new Chief Constable. Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced senior police officers for this demanding position.
Full detail of the recruitment process is available here. The closing date for applications is Friday 4th December.
My ‘Passmore Priority’ focus this month is on Restorative Justice
Every month I highlight an issue or project as my ‘Passmore Priority’, this month I am focussing on Restorative Justice
As PCC, I have allocated funding for a Restorative Justice Hub to support victims of crime in Suffolk. This RJ service gives victims the chance to tell offenders about the impact of their crime, get answers to their questions, and to receive an apology. Offenders who take part in restorative justice are held to account for their actions and shown the real impact of their actions. It will not suit every situation but it is really important victims understand that this option is available to them and they can see the benefits of using restorative justice.
More details of the Restorative Justice service is available here.
Having direct contact with the people of Suffolk that the PCC represents is extremely important.
Tim said, “I make myself available to anyone who needs to speak to me through one-to-one surgeries and directly via e-mail and on the phone, but it is equally important to have these bigger meetings where people can question me in a more open forum.
“Over the past months I have staged a programme of public events with the Temporary Chief Constable, Gareth Wilson; one in each of Suffolk’s district council areas. If you were unable to attend you can watch the meeting again in the YouTube videos below.
SUFFOLK COASTAL (unfortunately not filmed)
The films were produced by volunteer John Burns, to whom we are really grateful.