OPCC awarded prestigious national award for openness and transparency

Tim Passmore, Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk is delighted to announce that the Office of the PCC has been awarded a prestigious national award for openness and transparency.
Suffolk is one of ten Police and Crime Commissioners’ offices to receive the inaugural Quality Mark for Transparency from CoPaCC, a national organisation which monitors police governance.
The Quality Mark was presented by Bernard Rix, Chief Executive of CoPaCC in the PCC’s office at Police Headquarters in Martlesham on Monday 16th November.
Christopher Jackson, Chief Executive of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk said: “It is really important that this office complies with the statutory obligations placed upon the Police and Crime Commissioner. This includes making sure we publish all the information we are required to publish in a clear and accessible way. We are determined to make sure anyone looking for information finds what they need quickly and easily and I am pleased that CoPaCC has acknowledged this by making this award.”
Tim Passmore said: “I’m very proud of the staff in the Office of the PCC and delighted that they have been recognised by the CoPaCC for their good work. It is extremely important to me that the work of this office is completely transparent and I applaud the team for achieving this high standard.”
Bernard Rix said: “Ten PCCs’ offices have, in CoPaCC’s 2015 national assessment, consistently demonstrated that they are transparent in what they do. They present key information in an accessible format on their websites and I congratulate them on their good work.”