PCC and Chief Constable on tour… next stop Lowestoft

The next public meeting will be held at East Point Academy, Kirkley Run, Lowestoft NR33 0UQ on Monday 22nd September 2014 at 6.30pm.

The last in the this year’s series of public meetings will be held at St John’s Church, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich, IP4 4QE  on Monday 13th October also at 6.30pm.

These meetings are an opportunity for the public to ask questions of the Commissioner and the Chief Constable and to find out more about policing in their area. More detail…



This month’s Passmore Priority is: Serious Sexual Offences

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As PCC my ambition is to make Suffolk a safer place in which to live, work, travel and invest. My Passmore Priority for August focuses on  serious sexual offences.

Improving the solved rate for Serious Sexual Offences is a key priority for the Constabulary and one that as PCC I pay very close attention to.

This month we focus on the work that is being done by the Constabulary to improve the solved rate for these specific crimes and to give victims confidence to report serious sexual offences.

The College of Policing Peer Review conducted a peer review in October 2013 and a  summary document (PDF, 100KB) was been produced that includes their key recommendations. Those recommendations have since been rolled into the Constabulary’s Action Plan developed to address this challenging area of business.


PCC launches £300K community safety fund

We have officially launched our new arrangement with the Suffolk Foundation who are helping us to manage the new Safer Suffolk Fund of £300,000. This is not new money, but a significant proportion of our £700,000 community safety fund, which comes to us from Government.

I am delighted to be working the Suffolk Foundation, it makes great sense for them to be responsible for this fund, although be assured we will be closely involved in the process and I will be ultimately responsible for the allocation of this fund. Last year the fund was used to help a very wide range of community groups and organisations in the voluntary sector. The fund has helped to combat the problems of alcohol and drug abuse, domestic abuse, counselling for victims of serious sexual offences and helping to combat anti-social behaviour.

Details for applications for the Safer Suffolk Fund are available here and the main proviso is that the work done has to be consistent with and support my Suffolk Police and Crime Plan.