I love Christmas, it is great to have all the family home and have some time to think back over the passing year and look forward to a fresh, bright start in the new year.
It’s now two years since I had the privilege of being elected Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner; so only eighteen months until the next PCC elections.
What will 2015 have in store for us? Some things we know and can plan for…. but no doubt there will be a few surprises!
Looking back there has been plenty of good news this year; Suffolk Constabulary has reduced recorded crime by 8% which is particularly impressive at a time of reduced budgets. This is a tremendous achievement and I am so grateful to Douglas and his team for their hard work and dedication. More…
This month’s Passmore Priority is: Keeping you safe over the festive period
As PCC my ambition is to make Suffolk a safer place in which to live, work, travel and invest. Keeping everyone safe is my Passmore Priority for the festive season. My message to Suffolk this year is simple “Look after yourself and your friends, enjoy yourself but keep safe.
For some simple advice to keep you and your friends safe please take a look here.
Countywide Independent Domestic Violence Advisor service secured
A major grant commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore to support victims of domestic violence and abuse, has today been awarded to Lighthouse Women’s Aid.
The three-year grant will secure a countywide Independent Domestic Violence Advisors service to provide specialist support dedicated to the individual needs of victims of domestic abuse.
This is a significant boost to the existing provision and responds to critical reports by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) and CAADA (Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse) which highlighted that Suffolk had insufficient IDVA capacity to effectively support the levels of high risk victims in Suffolk. More…..
Plans for redesign of Constabulary announced
Plans have been announced for the re-design and future transformation of Suffolk’s policing service to achieve essential savings.
Following the second phase of the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR2), Suffolk Constabulary is faced with achieving savings and efficiencies of £16.4million by 2018. This is a reduction of 13.2% over four years.
Almost £10million of the savings required have been identified, which will be achieved over the next two years. This will leave a deficit of just over £6.7million to be found between 2016 and 2018. More…..