Cambridgeshire Chief Constable appointed to the board of the Press Complaints Commission
THE chief constable of Cambridgeshire Constabulary, Julie Spence, has become the first senior police officer to be appointed to the board of the Press Complaints Commission. Julie Spence, who is also president of the British Association for Women in Pol
THE chief constable of Cambridgeshire Constabulary, Julie Spence, has become the first senior police officer to be appointed to the board of the Press Complaints Commission.
Julie Spence, who is also president of the British Association for Women in Policing, replaces Vivien Hepworth, who stepped down as a public member of the PCC to lead the independent review into the PCC's governance.
Baroness Buscombe said: "I am delighted that Julie Spence is joining the PCC as a public member.
"Her enormous experience in the police service will bring an important new perspective to the board which I know we will value.
"In addition, her substantial track record in public life will make her a tremendous asset to us."
Julie Spence said: "Throughout my career in the police service, I have seen first-hand what it is like for ordinary members of the public who find themselves caught up in the media spotlight, or subject to media scrutiny.
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" I have been impressed by the proactive work that the PCC does with vulnerable people, and am looking forward to contributing to the work of the PCC as it continues to make rulings which balance rights and freedoms with wider responsibilities.