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Norfolk appoints first deputy police and crime commissioner

10:03 19 December 2012

Jenny McKibben

Jenny McKibben

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Norfolk’s first deputy police and crime commissioner has been appointed following a meeting of the Police and Crime Panel at County Hall.

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Jenny McKibben, from Norwich, was nominated for the role by the Norfolk police and crime commissioner, Stephen Bett, and her selection has now been endorsed by the Norfolk Police and Crime Panel.

She said: “I’m delighted to be appointed deputy police and crime commissioner. This is a challenging role with the opportunity to make a difference to communities. Stephen pledged that he would keep Norfolk a low crime county, and support victims and vulnerable people and I look forward to supporting him in delivering that.”

At the meeting, Ms McKibben was scrutinised by the panel, which consisted of county and district councillors and independent members, as to her suitability for the position.

They found her to be well qualified, both academically and through her previous experience of working for the Norfolk Police Authority.

Mr Bett, who was voted in as police and crime commissioner for Norfolk in November, was also invited to explain the role of his deputy and why he thought Ms McKibben should be appointed. Commending Ms McKibben’s appointment to the panel, he outlined a number of her key strengths that he felt had specific relevance to the role, including her knowledge of policing issues and experience of community consultation and engagement.

Ms McKibben will be supporting and deputising for the new police and crime commissioner and started her work in the role this week.

She has nine years’ experience working as an independent member of the Norfolk Police Authority and campaigned for Stephen Bett ahead of last month’s police and crime commissioner elections.

Norfolk Police and Crime Panel chairman and Norfolk county councillor, Alec Byrne, said: “After a rigorous but fair process, the panel members were satisfied that Ms McKibben was a suitably qualified person for the role. We wish her well in her new role.”

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4 comments

  • As there appears to be only one candidate and she was nominated by the Commissioner hardly a surprise that she was scrutinised and deemed suitable for the job.What pretentious rubbish

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    Trevor Sadd

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012

  • These are her financial and other interests listed on the old Norfolk Police Authority site. How is she ever going to find enough time to do this job as well? Freelance Research, assessor, consultant Assessor, NPIA Priory Research (Freelance) Research for Patient Benefit (Peer Review) Support Employment Placement Manager – Assist Trust NCSP Board County Community Cohesion Group Norfolk Community Safety Partnership Volunteer at BUILD Member of Norfolk Wildlife Trust Director (CIC), Tri A Sport Member, Amnesty International Member, Asthma UK Member, Tri Anglia

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    BG

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012

  • How come one of the smallest forces in England needs a full time deputy, next to the PCC himself, a deputy who was not elected, but had done the job before and was earmarked for it.

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012

  • The farce continues. The safe Bett sneaks in on 2nd pref votes, now his old Tory pals on the PCC panel rubber stamp this scam of an appointment.

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    Police Commissioner ???

    Thursday, December 20, 2012

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