Three wanted for Suffolk Police misconduct panels

Tim Passmore, Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk
Tim Passmore, Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk

Three people are sought to add an independent voice to Suffolk Police misconduct panels by the county’s crime commissioner.

Anyone over 18 who is not involved in policing can apply and commissioners across the region are compiling a list of independent members to sit on the panels convened by any of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk constabularies.

Commissioner Tim Passmore said: “It is really important that misconduct cases are handled fairly and professionally and having independent members on the panel is crucial.

“We are looking for candidates with strong analytical and communication skills, who have the ability to take a balanced, open minded and objective approach to the issues presented.”

Independent members receive a daily allowance for attending hearings as well as travel and subsistence costs.

They will receive training and need to be prepared to attend hearings in any one of the eastern region policing areas.

Mr Passmore added: “This is a very interesting and responsible role and training will be given.

“I would encourage people to apply and hope we will get a good response.”

Appointment as an independent member is initially for five years and subject to police vetting checks.

Full details of the role and the application form are published on the Suffolk PCC website,

The closing date for completed applications is February 14.

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