Cambridgshire Police Matters
Published: 25 October 2018
Crackdown on Disqualified Drivers or Those Driving Under the Influence
We are appealing for the public’s help to crackdown on disqualified drivers in the county.
Disqualified drivers have had their licence taken away for a reason and by continuing to use the roads put other road users at risk.
We are appealing for the public’s help in making the roads safer by providing us with any information they have about disqualified drivers.
In particular we are keen to know the names of those committing these offences, what vehicles they are using, where and when they are using them.
The more information we have about these offenders the more targeted we can be in our efforts to catch them and make the roads safer.
We are also asking for the public’s help in targeting motorists who drive under the influence of drink and drugs.
Between July 2017 and May this year, 787 people were arrested in Cambridgeshire on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink and drugs.
The penalties for drug driving are the same as those for drink driving. If convicted, motorists could lose their licence, be fined up to £5,000 and even face a prison sentence.
People are being urged to help catch those without a license or who are under the influence by using the confidential reporting line – 0800 032 0845, which is available 24/7, or report online at https://www.cambs.police.uk/report/Report-Shared/Report-anti-social-driving
VACANCY: Communications & Engagement Officer
We currently have a vacancy in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
We are looking for a Communications & Engagement Officer to support the Commissioner and his team by planning and delivering public and stakeholder engagement and communications activity.
This includes developing and designing digital and printed media content through existing and emerging digital channels. You will work in partnership with officers and staff within Cambridgeshire Constabulary, partner agencies and the public. You will also travel regularly throughout the county.
We are looking for an energetic and creative individual with good verbal and interpersonal skills. In particular you will need to demonstrate strong writing skills, working knowledge of effective social media and efficient administration skills.
The closing date for the position is November 11th. More details can be found here: https://tri-force.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-4/brand-4/xf-b3dab1630f7c/candidate/so/pm/6/pl/16/opp/7067-PS-319-C-Communications-and-Engagement-Officer/en-GB
Newsletter from the Police & Crime Commissioner
Please find below a link to the latest newsletter from Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite.
In this edition, you can read about the appointment of the new Chief Constable for Cambridgeshire Constabulary, find out about a brand new website to help support victims of crime, and read the Commissioners’ thoughts on the fight against hare coursing.