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Local Policing Review

November 23rd, 2017

Cambridgeshire Constabulary has announced proposed plans to create a sustainable policing model that includes an extra 50 police officers. In July, Chief Constable Alec Wood and Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Read more

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Could you be an independent custody visitor?

September 12th, 2017

POLICE and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite is calling for volunteers from across Cambridgeshire to become Independent Custody Visitors. Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) work in pairs to make unannounced visits to Read more

Newly collaborated criminal justice function focus...

June 29th, 2017

A COLLABORATED Criminal Justice department launched by Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire Constabulary on June 1 will focus on bringing offenders to justice as effectively and efficiently as possible. The Read more

Opportunity for audit experts

April 6th, 2017

Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite and Chief Constable, Alec Wood are recruiting two new volunteers for the Joint Audit Committee. The Joint Audit Committee oversees the audit arrangements of Read more

Empowering women to make a change

March 10th, 2017

Victims’ Commissioner, Baroness Newlove was at Allia Future Business Centre, in Peterborough on Wednesday 8 March, welcoming women from across the county, to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017. Organised by Read more

Young people celebrate Youth Fund success

March 2nd, 2017

Young people from across the county gathered in Cambridgeshire Police Headquarters last night to celebrate their achievements with Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite, and the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, Read more

Protect yourself from romance fraud

February 7th, 2017

As the numbers of victims falling prey to online dating fraud increase, Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite is calling on people to protect themselves from becoming a victim of Read more

Call for volunteers to help victims of crime

January 13th, 2017

Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite is calling for people to volunteer to help victims and witnesses of crime. Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s Victim and Witness Hub is looking for volunteers throughout Read more

Closer working between Police and Fire

December 9th, 2016

THE Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority have agreed to work together to develop a business case to determine the most appropriate future governance Read more

Police Commissioner seeks your views

November 29th, 2016

Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite is considering a small increase in the policing element of the council tax for 2017/18. A recent survey on the Commissioner’s draft Police and Read more

Clown craze no laughing matter

October 11th, 2016

POLICE and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite is asking people to refrain from getting involved with so-called clown imposters following a rise in incidents nationally. The trend, which is said to Read more

Police Commissioner wants your views

October 4th, 2016

POLICE and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite, is asking members of the public for their views about crime and policing. One of the Commissioner’s duties is to produce a Police and Read more

Sun, sirens and speed-guns

September 12th, 2016

Over 750 people came to the annual Ely Police Station family open day on a sizzling September Sunday. All the emergency services were there for children (and adults) to climb Read more

New Youth Panel welcomes Police Commissioner

September 7th, 2016

A GROUP of young Police Service Volunteers from across East Cambridgeshire welcomed Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite at Ely Police Station yesterday evening. Thirteen young people, aged between twelve and Read more

Joint Engagement Strategy

August 10th, 2016

A new engagement strategy launched today sets out a joint commitment to the way the Constabulary and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner engage with the public. Based Read more

Young people help the county’s police

August 9th, 2016

Cambridgeshire Constabulary has welcomed its first group of Young Police Service Volunteers to Ely Police Station. The Youth Consultation Panel was formed yesterday (July 27) and is backed with a Read more

Police Commissioner announces new Deputy

July 4th, 2016

CAMBRIDGESHIRE’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite can now appoint former Police Officer and Peterborough City Councillor, Andy Coles as his Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, following a meeting of Read more

July 1st, 2016

Statement from Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite Issued 28th June 2016 Over the last few days I have been in continuous dialogue with the Constabulary regarding their response Read more

Police Commissioner cleans up with Cadets

June 10th, 2016

POLICE and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite joined Police Volunteer Cadets from Wisbech on a busy litter pick in the town centre on Wednesday 8th June. To celebrate National Volunteers’ Week Read more

Celebrating young people in Cambridgeshire

March 22nd, 2016

COMMUNITY organisations whose work has supported young people in Cambridgeshire were celebrated last night (Monday 21st March) at an event organised by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Sir Graham Bright. Read more

Conference helps businesses tackle cybercrime

March 11th, 2016

BUSINESSES from across Cambridgeshire came together yesterday (10th March) to understand how the growing threat of cybercrime is being addressed in the county. Organised by Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Read more

Police to hold Cybercrime Conference

February 18th, 2016

Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner are to host the county’s first Cybercrime conference on 10th March in Cambridge. The threat from cybercrime is one of the fastest Read more

New Police Contact Point opens in Chatteris

February 11th, 2016

SHOPPERS in Budgens, Chatteris had a surprise welcome from Sir Graham Bright, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire, when he joined local officers at the latest Police Contact Point. The Read more

Cambridgeshire Constabulary funding for victims...

January 27th, 2016

CAMBRIDGESHIRE’S Police and Crime Commissioner, Sir Graham Bright, has welcomed news that the 2016/17 funding for victims’ services will be protected. Cambridgeshire will receive just over £913,000 for victims’ services Read more

One year on – Volunteer Police Cadet Scheme ...

November 3rd, 2015

Cambridgeshire’s first-ever volunteer police cadet scheme which encourages young people to make a difference in their community is celebrating its first anniversary. The Peterborough Volunteer Police Cadet Unit was launched Read more

Cyclists put on the right tracks for safety

October 29th, 2015

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Graham Bright ensured cyclists were not kept in the dark as he joined officers on a safety awareness operation. Sir Graham worked alongside PCSOs Read more

New Chief takes helm of constabulary

September 16th, 2015

Alec Wood can now be appointed as the new Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Constabulary following a meeting of the Police and Crime Panel today (16 September). The confirmation is the Read more

Top police bosses meet Wisbech public

August 17th, 2015

SHOPPERS in Wisbech town centre got to chat to Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Graham Bright and Temporary Chief Constable Alec Wood at the Commissioner’s latest ‘street surgery’. It Read more

Audit of accounts year ended March 31, 2015

July 31st, 2015

The accounts of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and the Chief Constable for Cambridgeshire are subject to external audit by Mark Hodgson, Director, Ernst and Young LLP, One Read more

Police & Crime Commissioners work together to...

July 28th, 2015

Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Sir Graham Bright, has highlighted the importance of early prevention work in communities and effective joint working across organisations to reduce offending. Sir Graham was Read more

Young police cadets scoop awards for commitment

July 22nd, 2015

Three young Volunteer Police Cadets have scooped exceptional service awards at a special event involving both military and emergency services’ cadets. The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) Biennial Inspection was held Read more

Celebrating Young People in Cambridgeshire

July 2nd, 2015

COMMUNITY organisations whose work has supported and developed young people in Cambridgeshire were showcased last night (Wednesday, 1 July) at an event organised by Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Graham Read more

Cambridgeshire seeks new Chief Constable

June 30th, 2015

The hunt is on for a new, achieving and visionary Chief Constable for Cambridgeshire as Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Graham Bright seeks a replacement for retiring Chief, Simon Parr. Read more

Police Collaboration Proposals Progressed for Cust...

June 25th, 2015

Two police collaboration projects are being progressed following a meeting of the Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH). Outline business cases (OBCs) Read more

Victims’ Commissioner impressed with Cambridgesh...

June 19th, 2015

Victims’ Commissioner impressed with Cambridgeshire’s response to victims of crime Victims’ Commissioner Baroness Newlove paid a special visit to Cambridgeshire’s Victims’ Hub to see how services have been transformed for Read more

Commissioner highlights local benefits of collabor...

June 10th, 2015

Commissioner highlights local benefits of collaboration Local policing in Cambridgeshire is reaping the rewards from the wider collaboration agreements with the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire forces, Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Read more

Three Chiefs and Police and Crime Commissioners ag...

May 15th, 2015

The Strategic Alliance between Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire Constabulary continues to strengthen following agreement being reached on 14 May to progress collaboration of the Human Resources and Learning Read more

Boost to 101 phone service

March 26th, 2015

Cambridgeshire Constabulary is recruiting 10 more call handlers and investing in new equipment in a move to further improve performance of the 101 service. The move was agreed at a Read more

Police numbers maintained despite budget cuts

March 18th, 2015

A report highlighting the scale of cost savings achieved by Cambridgeshire Constabulary was presented to Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Panel meeting today (18 March) by Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Read more

Volunteer Police Cadet unit to launch in Soham

February 27th, 2015

CAMBRIDGESHIRE’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Sir Graham Bright has announced the launch of a second Volunteer Police Cadet Unit at Soham Village College in April. Following the successful pilot scheme Read more

Volunteer Police Cadets’ first assignment

February 16th, 2015

SHOPPERS were provided with helpful crime prevention advice in Peterborough last week by Cambridgeshire’s Volunteer Police Cadets, out on their first assignment. Supporting regular officers from Cambridgeshire Constabulary, the Volunteer Read more

Awards for exemplary volunteering

January 28th, 2015

VOLUNTEERS who check on the welfare of detainees in police custody were last night presented with long-service awards by Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Sir Graham Bright. Between them the Read more

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