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Police Commissioner announces new Deputy

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 the Police and Crime Panel on Wednesday 29th June.

At a public Confirmation Hearing held in Peterborough, the Panel endorsed Jason’s choice of Deputy Commissioner.

Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite said:

“I am delighted to be able to announce Andy as my Deputy. With 30 years’ experience as a Police Officer in the Metropolitan Police, Andy will be a huge asset to my team. His wealth of experience both in policing and public service will enable him to act as a ‘critical friend’ to the Constabulary. His strong local knowledge of the county, and Peterborough in particular, puts him in an ideal position to help me deliver my responsibilities and to help keep our communities safe.”

Andy was former Lead Member for Children’s Services at Peterborough City Council and is currently a Conservative Councillor for the Fletton and Woodston Ward.

Commenting on his appointment, Andy says: “I am looking forward to working with Jason and serving the people of Cambridgeshire.  There are many challenges facing the police and the wider Criminal Justice System and I believe that my experience, both as a former police officer and as a Peterborough Councillor, can be put to good use in the years ahead.”