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New CEO appointed for Police Commissioner’s Office

ACTING Police and Crime Commissioner, Ray Bisby has today (11thMarch) announced the appointment of Jim Haylett as new Chief Executive for his office, following a Confirmation Hearing held by Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Panel in which his proposed appointment was supported.

Jim Haylett, CEO of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Mr Haylett took over as Acting Chief Executive of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) in May 2020 when his predecessor, Dorothy Gregson moved to Public Health England to support the regional response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Previous to holding the Acting CEO position, Mr Haylett held several positions within the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner since joining in 2013, including Deputy Chief Executive. Previous to joining the OPCC, he served as a police officer in South Yorkshire Police.

Mr Bisby said: “Since May last year, Jim has provided consistent and stable leadership to staff within my office and has supported me in my role as Acting Commissioner.

“The last 12 months have brought unprecedented challenges to policing, with the onslaught of the pandemic and the need to respond to frequently changing legislation. Jim brings with him a wealth of strategic experience particularly within the areas of community safety and criminal justice, having worked on behalf of three Police and Crime Commissioners representing them at national, regional and local governance and Board meetings.

“He has also developed a strong relationship with the Chief Constable and the team within my office and has demonstrated an ability to both manage and influence the strategic direction and organisational management of the Constabulary and what that means for me in the delivery of the Police and Crime Plan.”

Dorothy Gregson, former Chief Executive of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner took up a secondment opportunity at Public Health England in May 2020 and was offered a permanent position in November 2020.

Mr Bisby continues: “I would like to thank Dorothy for the enormous contribution she has made over the years in managing my office, supporting myself and my two predecessors to drive forward Police and Crime Plan goals. Her passion, energy and dedication played a huge part in keeping our policing service as effective and efficient as it is today.”