Chief Executive retires after 37 years associated with policing

Chief Executive of the Office of the PCC, Christopher Jackson retires on March 31 2024 after 37 years associated with policing in Suffolk.

Chief Constable, Rachel Keaton presented a Constabulary shield and certificate to Chris to mark his loyal service to policing in Suffolk.

Chris said, “I have enjoyed enormously the time I have spent working in policing in Suffolk on behalf of the Constabulary and the governing bodies for policing. It has always been a source of pride to me to be associated with such a critical public service.

“I wish my valued friends and colleagues my very best for the future.”

Chris joined Leicestershire County Council as an Articled Clerk in September 1981. He qualified as a Solicitor in October 1983 and became an Assistant Solicitor at Hertfordshire County Council.

Moving to Suffolk in 1986, Chris joined Suffolk County Council as a Senior Assistant Solicitor. Part of this role was to provide legal advice and representation to Suffolk Constabulary, which is when his connection to policing in Suffolk began.

Whilst at the county council Chris became an Assistant County Solicitor, serving for some of that time as Deputy Clerk to the Police Authority and Secretary to Suffolk Probation Board. In 2002, he became the Clerk to the Suffolk Police Authority. He transferred from Suffolk County Council to the Police Authority in 2006 and became Chief Executive to the police authority in the same year. He has been Chief Executive to Police and Crime Commissioner since 2012.