Darryl Preston was elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough on 6th May 2021 and officially took post on 13th May 2021.
Darryl served as both a front line police officer and a senior detective for 30 years (10 years in the Met and 20 years in Cambridgeshire).
After retiring from the force, he joined the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners as a senior official where he developed strategic positions and lobbied Government on topics such as serious violence, economic crime and sexual offences legislation.
Darryl’s knowledge, skills and experience enable him to progress his Police and Crime Plan through holding Cambridgeshire Constabulary to account for their performance. This includes bringing agencies together and listening to the views and concerns of the public and local communities.
Darryl is currently the national Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) Lead for forensics and biometrics.
The Oath of Acceptance of Office
Police and Crime Commissioners are required by law to sign the Oath (known as the Oath of Acceptance of Office). The Oath sets out publicly their commitment to tackling the role with integrity, a commitment to serving every member of the public impartially, while at the same time recognising the importance of the operational independence of the police service. Darryl signed his Oath on the 13th May 2021, a copy of which can be found below.
Code of Ethics
Darryl also adopted the Code of Ethics for policing to further demonstrate his commitment to people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough that he will carry out his role in accordance with the principles and standards of professional behaviour expected of all those within policing.