Suffolk’s PCC signs declaration of acceptance

Suffolk’s newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore, made his declaration of acceptance of office today (May 12 2016) at a ceremony at Police Headquarters in Martlesham.
Speaking just after the oath signing ceremony – which was officiated over by the Police Area Returning Officer, Stephen Baker – Tim Passmore said,
“I am truly honoured to be re-elected as Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner for a second term – the election result was way beyond my expectation and makes me feel very humble that the public has renewed their trust in me.
“We will be working on a revised Police and Crime Plan which will be based on my manifesto commitments. The focus will be to make our county even safer and with an ambition to make Suffolk Constabulary the best force in the country – there are exciting and challenging times ahead.
“Lastly I would like to thank everyone for their support and pledge to represent everyone in Suffolk to the best of my ability regardless of background and whether you voted for me or not.”

Declaration wording:
I Timothy Henry Weeks Passmore of Thwaite in Suffolk do hereby declare that I accept the office of Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk.
In making this declaration, I solemnly and sincerely promise that during my term of office:
I will serve all the people of Suffolk in the office of Police and Crime Commissioner.
I will act with integrity and diligence in my role and, to the best of my ability, will execute the duties of my office to ensure that the police are able to cut crime and protect the public.
I will give a voice to the public, especially victims of crime, and work with other services to ensure the safety of the community and effective criminal justice.
I will take all steps within my power to ensure transparency of my decisions, so that I may be properly held to account by the public.
I will not interfere with the operational independence of police officers.

PHOTO: Tim is photographed with Stephen Baker, Chief Executive of Suffolk Coastal and Designated Appropriate Officer