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John Peach confirmed as new Deputy Police Commissioner

FORMER Peterborough City Council Leader, John Peach, is confirmed as the new Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The news comes following a public Confirmation Hearing held by Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Panel (8th November 2021).

John has more than 30 years’ experience as a local and county councillor. He was formally leader of Peterborough City Council and has also served as city Mayor where he raised thousands of pounds for local charities and community groups.

Police and Crime Commissioner Darryl Preston, who put John forward for the role last month said: “I’m glad to see the Panel agreed with me that John was a prime candidate for the job.

“John has a long and impressive record of public service and putting communities first. He will be joining my team and bringing with him a wealth of local knowledge and expertise. I will be launching my first Police and Crime Plan in the coming weeks and I look forward to working with him to turn words on a page into a reality that tackles crime and keeps people safe.”

The Deputy Commissioner’s role will be to support the Commissioner to engage with local community groups, public bodies, elected representatives and organisations to better understand the policing needs of the whole community including those seldom heard from.

“I am really honoured to be given this opportunity to support Darryl in tackling crime and keeping our communities safe,” said John upon his appointment as Deputy Commissioner.

John will take up the role officially on Monday 15th November 2021.