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Acting Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough appointed

ACTING Police and Crime Commissioner, Ray Bisby has taken an oath of office following his appointment by the Police and Crime Panel.

Members of the Panel agreed to appoint Mr Bisby to the role at an extraordinary meeting on 27th November following the resignation of Jason Ablewhite.

The taking of the oath was overseen by Justice of the Peace, Benjamyn Damazer JP DL (pictured).

As Acting PCC, Mr Bisby took an oath of impartiality which sets out publicly his commitment to tackling the role with integrity whilst recognising the importance of the operational independence of the police service.

The appointment, made in line with legislation means Mr Bisby takes over the role until the forthcoming PCC elections in May 2020.

On being appointed, Mr Bisby, who was previously Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner said:

“I am pleased the Police and Crime Panel have appointed me to become Acting PCC for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

“I see my role over the next five months as one of good stewardship, continuing to be the voice of the public and progressing the aims of the Police and Crime Plan.

“It is an honour to take on the role and I look forward to continuing to work with Cambridgeshire Constabulary and partners to make our communities as safe as possible.”

Mr Bisby started his career in the military before joining the Royal Ulster Constabulary, serving 19 years in Northern Ireland. He moved to Peterborough in 2007 and became actively involved in voluntary work in the community including becoming Chair of the local Policing Board. He was elected a Councillor for Stanground South ward in Peterborough in 2015 and is also Chair of Peterborough City Council’s Corporate Parenting. Mr Bisby has also been a member of the Police and Crime Panel, becoming Vice Chair in June 2017.