PCC wants to know what you think about crime, anti-social behaviour and local policing services

Tim Passmore is encouraging Suffolk residents to take part in a University Campus Suffolk (UCS) survey to help understand perceptions of crime, anti-social behaviour and local policing services in the county.

Working with police in Suffolk and Norfolk, UCS have published an online Community Safety Survey which will be a pivotal part of research led by UCS. It will ask about crime and anti-social behaviour, whether people have witnessed this in their local area and their experiences of encounters with the police.

The results will feed into change programmes currently underway in both counties to identify where cost savings can be made in light of government cuts to policing budgets. It is part of an approach called Evidence Based Policing (EBP) that is being adopted by both police forces as a way of identifying the best way to deliver policing to suit the needs of today’s communities.

To take part in the survey click here.


PCC allocates funding to support victims of hidden harm crimes


Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore has allocated some of his Crime and Disorder Grant money to fund counselling to victims of domestic abuse, substance abuse and survivors of child sex abuse in Brandon and the surrounding area.

The grant of £780 will allow Irinni Counselling to support the delivery of the Freedom Programme, a 13 week programme to help women who have experienced domestic violence move on and break the cycle of abuse.

Tim Passmore said, “I am very pleased to support this project particularly as this month my Passmore Priority focuses on ‘Hidden Harm’, crimes which occur behind closed doors.

“At present the nearest support for victims living in the Brandon area, is in Newmarket or Bury St Edmunds and this can prove difficult. It is really important that we make sure support for victims of these terrible crimes is available and tailored to meet their needs.

“Earlier this year I commissioned research by UCS to better understand domestic abuse in Suffolk. One of the findings of the research is the need for greater support for victims of domestic abuse and that this support is easily accessible.

The Freedom Programme examines the roles played by attitudes and beliefs on the actions of abusive men and the responses of women victims and survivors.

Funding of £780 is being applied for to cover the cost of two facilitators to provide the programme over a period of 13 weeks.

Full details of the grant are available here.


PCC thanks public for live web chat questions and welcomes more

Suffolk Constabulary’s temporary Chief Constable, Gareth Wilson and I took part in a live ‘web chat’ with members of the public on Monday 20th July. We answered a host of very interesting questions which are available to view here.

If you have any further questions or comments for us we’d love to see you at one of our on tour events over the coming weeks:

We will be visiting the following locations:
Thursday 23rd July – Stowmarket – the Meadow Centre 11am-2pm
Friday 24th July – Haverhill – Market Square 11am-2pmGareth and Tim Photo
Monday 27th July – Ipswich – the Corn Hill 11:30am and 2:30pm
Wednesday 29th July – Felixstowe – the Triangle 11am-2pm
Thursday 30th July – Sudbury – Market Hill 11am-2pm
Friday 31st July – Lowestoft – London Road North 11:30am and 2:30pm
Thursday 6th August – Bury St Edmunds – the Arc Shopping Centre 11am-2pm
Friday 14th August – Brandon – Market Square 11am-2pm

Or send your question through to me directly.


Missed your area public meeting?
Watch it now…

Having direct contact with the people of Suffolk that I represent is extremely important to me.
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 weeks 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.