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Police Commissioner relaunches scheme to tackle repeat offenders

Published: 30-09-2021

AS PART of his commitment to tackling neighbourhood crime, Police and Crime Commissioner, Darryl Preston is today (Thursday 30th September) relaunching a scheme to help stop people repeatedly offend. The Integrated Offender Management (IOM) Scheme works in partnership to both supervise and rehabilitate those stuck in a cycle of re-offending across a range of crimes […]

Statement from the Police and Crime Commissioner, Darryl Preston

Published: 28-09-2021

I am shocked to hear about the number of racially motivated attacks that have taken place in Cambridge over the last couple of weeks and am here in Mill Road today to give my support to those affected. There is no place for any kind of racially motivated crime in our county and I can […]

Road safety takes pole position in Ely

Published: 14-09-2021

THE CITY of Ely became a hub for road safety yesterday (Monday 13th September 2021) with interactive road safety exhibitions, increased police vehicle checks and inputs at local schools as part of an annual, international road safety campaign. Project EDWARD (Every Day Without a Road Death) is an Europe-wide road safety campaign backed by government, […]

PCC blog: Safer Roads

Published: 13-09-2021

As a former police officer I have dealt with far too many serious injury and fatal incidents on our roads – and having to deliver that painful message to loved ones was always, for me, the hardest job in policing. Just last month I spoke with a mother whose 22 year-old daughter was killed by […]

Ely to host national road safety day

Published: 07-09-2021

ALL ROADS lead to Ely on Monday 13th September 2021 where local people will be able to access road safety advice throughout the day, as part of an annual, international road safety campaign. Project EDWARD (Every Day Without a Road Death) is an Europe-wide road safety campaign backed by government, the emergency services, highways agencies, […]

Over £1.3 million of additional funding secured by Commissioner in his first 100 days

Published: 23-08-2021

MORE than £1.3 million of extra funding has been secured by Darryl Preston in his first 100 days as Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Saturday (21st August 2021) marked his 100th day in office since taking the Oath of Office on May 13th. During those 100 days Darryl has announced successful partnership […]

Police Commissioner meets mother of 22-year-old killed in road traffic collision

Published: 12-08-2021

A MOTHER whose daughter was killed by a drink-driver in 2016 has spoken to Police and Crime Commissioner, Darryl Preston about the support she and her family received from a local charity to help them cope and recover. Claire Danks’ daughter Lauren, was driving home from her first evening shift as a senior beauty therapist […]

Successful bid for new funding to help prevent domestic abuse and stalking in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Published: 11-08-2021

MORE than £300k has been secured to tackle domestic abuse and stalking in the county following a successful partnership bid to the Home Office Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Fund. The money will enable a new project worth £500k to provide much needed support to prevent people from committing domestic abuse and stalking offences whilst ensuring victims […]

Police Commissioner thanks public for their feedback to his recent survey

Published: 02-08-2021

POLICE and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Darryl Preston, is today (2nd August 2021) thanking all those who took part in his recent survey which asked local residents and businesses to have their say on a new Police and Crime Plan for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The survey which closed on 30th July asked people to […]

Local MP Lucy Frazer meets new police recruits

Published: 23-07-2021

SOUTH East Cambridgeshire MP, Lucy Frazer paid a visit to Cambridgeshire Constabulary headquarters in Hinchingbrooke, Huntingdon today (Friday 23rd July) to observe some of the training received by new recruits. The local MP was welcomed by Police and Crime Commissioner, Darryl Preston and Chief Constable, Nick Dean as she sat in on a training session […]

Commissioner announces more resources to tackle crime in rural communities

Published: 20-07-2021

CAMBRIDGESHIRE Countryside Watch (CCW) is stepping up efforts to prevent crime in rural communities thanks to a funding boost from the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner Darryl Preston. The group, which has a mix of paid staff and volunteers, will be working in partnership with the force’s Rural Crime Action Team (RCAT) who will be […]

Police Commissioner committed to partnership approach to tackling Anti-Social Behaviour

Published: 20-07-2021

TO MARK the UK’s first ever national Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) week (19th July – 25th July), Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Darryl Preston, is pledging his commitment to work with partners to tackle ASB. The week is being held to raise awareness about the impact ASB can have on victims as well […]

Police Commissioner urges people to have their say on a new Police and Crime Plan for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Published: 14-07-2021

POLICE and Crime Commissioner, Darryl Preston, is today (14th July) reminding members of the public that there is still time to share their views about crime and policing in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in his survey which runs until 30th July. The Commissioner wants local residents and businesses to provide their views as he begins to […]

Special boost to tackle community speeding

Published: 13-07-2021

POLICE and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Darryl Preston has pledged a special funding boost to tackle speeding in local communities. In the space of two weeks he has agreed funding to replace equipment used by local Community Speedwatch Scheme volunteers and for dedicated marked vans so the special constabulary can join the education […]

Have your say on a new Police and Crime Plan for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Published: 30-06-2021

POLICE and Crime Commissioner, Darryl Preston, is today (30th June) launching a survey for members of the public to share their views about crime and policing in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The Commissioner is asking local residents and businesses to share their views as he begins to develop a new Police and Crime Plan for the […]

‘Excellence’ at The Elms recognised in Care Quality Commission Report

Published: 17-06-2021

THE ELMS Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) in Cambridgeshire has been praised during a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for its leadership, working relationships with the police and most importantly, the service it provides for patients. Managed by Mountain Healthcare Ltd, The Elms offers a comprehensive service for adults and children in […]

Police Commissioner supports programme to prevent crime through early intervention in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Published: 14-06-2021

THE county’s new Police and Crime Commissioner, Darryl Preston is providing funding to Cambridgeshire Constabulary to enable access to online programmes to help prevent crime through early intervention. The programmes provide people who have committed an offence with access to online support packages to help address the root causes of what makes them offend and […]

Commissioner thanks “superstar” Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator

Published: 07-06-2021

THIS Neighbourhood Watch Week (Saturday 5th – Friday 11th June), Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Darryl Preston is thanking superstar Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator Carol Leonard for going above and beyond in her support for the delivery of the Safer Streets project, worth £546k. Cambridgeshire received more than half a million pounds from […]

Police Commissioner welcomes further funding to help keep Peterborough safe

Published: 04-06-2021

PETERBOROUGH is set to receive more than £400k from round 2 of the Home Office’s Safer Streets Fund to help keep communities safe. The money will be used to deliver interventions at various locations across the city centre to reduce personal theft, robbery, and cycle crime. “This is excellent news for Peterborough and is all […]

Commissioner supports Protect Your Pooch Campaign

Published: 19-05-2021

NEWLY elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Darryl Preston is hitting the ground running and supporting Neighbourhood Watch’s Protect Your Pooch Campaign (17th – 30th May). The national campaign encourages dog owners to keep their pets secure, in sight, searchable and calls for stiffer sentences for stealing dogs. “As a dog owner […]

New Police Commissioner announces funding boost for domestic abuse and sexual violence support services

Published: 13-05-2021

VICTIMS and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will have access to enhanced levels of support for the next two years thanks to a successful half a million-pound bid to central government for additional resources. The evidence-based bid, put together by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Cambridgeshire […]

New Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough pledges commitment to communities

Published: 13-05-2021

CAMBRIDGESHIRE and Peterborough’s new Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Darryl Preston, has today (Thursday 13th May) pledged his commitment to being the voice of the people across the county, to provide a vital link between communities and the police, and to hold Cambridgeshire Constabulary to account. Newly elected PCCs are required by law to sign […]

New Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Published: 09-05-2021

Darryl Preston has been elected Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s new Police and Crime Commissioner. Darryl will take up the role officially on Thursday 13th May 2021 when he takes the Oath to become the Commissioner.

New CEO appointed for Police Commissioner’s Office

Published: 11-03-2021

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. Mr Haylett took over as Acting Chief Executive of the Office of the Police […]

Funding boost for local domestic abuse and sexual violence support services

Published: 16-02-2021

THE COUNTY is set to benefit from an additional £193,014 of funding to improve support for victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence. The Ministry of Justice has awarded Acting Police and Crime Commissioner Ray Bisby with the extra funds as part of this year’s Victim Services Grant award. A total of £129,851 […]

Police Commissioner and Chief seek exceptional volunteer to join Joint Audit Committee

Published: 12-02-2021

THE Acting Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable are seeking an individual with the highest level of integrity and accountability to become a member of the Joint Audit Committee as an Independent Member. The Joint Audit Committee is an important, independent means of enhancing public trust and confidence in the governance of the Office […]

From mobile youth clubs to floodlights: Police Commissioner announces further funding to support young people

Published: 12-02-2021

ACTING Police and Crime Commissioner, Ray Bisby, has today (12th February) announced funding worth £10,000 to the latest recipients of his Youth and Community Fund. The projects, based all over Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, all receive funding to support young people to make positive contributions in their communities and to participate in activities that increase their […]

Acting Commissioner commits funds to keep young people ‘Safe’

Published: 10-02-2021

YOUNG people at moderate and significant risk of criminal exploitation and violence will continue to have access to a team of specialist workers following a funding pledge by the Acting Police and Crime Commissioner, Ray Bisby.   The ‘Safe Team’ which is part of the county’s Youth Offending Service was set up in 2019 with […]

Communities across Cambridgeshire set to benefit from enhanced police service

Published: 04-02-2021

PEOPLE living in Cambridgeshire can expect an enhanced service from Cambridgeshire Constabulary following public support for an increase in the policing part of council tax for 2021/22. This follows a decision by Acting Police and Crime Commissioner, Ray Bisby to increase the policing part of council tax (known as the ‘precept’) to £1.25 per month […]

Police Commissioner reminds survivors of sexual violence that support continues to be available

Published: 01-02-2021

AS THE country marks Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week – #itsnotok, (1st-7th February), Acting Police and Crime Commissioner, Ray Bisby, is reminding victims of sexual abuse and violence that support is available in spite of the current lockdown.   After securing more than £600,000 of additional funding with partners for services supporting domestic and […]

Acting Police Commissioner thanks public for their support for police funding in recent survey

Published: 26-01-2021

ACTING Police and Crime Commissioner, Ray Bisby is today (26th January 2021) thanking all those who provided a response to his recent survey on local police funding for 2021/22 which closed on Tuesday 19th January.  The survey, which ran online for two weeks from 5th January, asked members of the public whether they thought an […]

Ensuring justice for Cambridgeshire victims

Published: 21-01-2021

Cambridgeshire’s Acting Police and Crime Commissioner Ray Bisby has today announced extra funding to ensure the county’s criminal justice system runs as efficiently as possible in these challenging times. The funds totalling £90k will provide 18 months of additional resource in the Victim and Witness Hub. The staff play a crucial role in supporting victims […]

My response to Covid-19

Published: 14-01-2021

Working together to help keep people safe   As your Acting Police and Crime Commissioner, I  continue to support the Chief Constable to ensure that he has all the resources he needs to effectively deal with the impact of the Coronavirus health crisis over the coming weeks. Equally, I fully understand that as Acting Commissioner […]

Cambridgeshire residents asked for their views on police funding

Published: 05-01-2021

ACTING Police and Crime Commissioner, Ray Bisby is today (5th January, 2021) asking members of the public to tell him their views on how much they are willing to support police funding in 2021/22. The Commissioner is required by law to set the budget for Cambridgeshire Constabulary and, as part of this, determine how much […]