Colin Pipe was appointed Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner on 10th September 2015.
Colin lives in Bournemouth with his partner, Chris. Colin was a career Civil Servant for 30 years during which he worked closely with Ministers. He was also a UK delegate to both the European Union and the Hague Conference on Private International Law where he negotiated international treaties concerning children and families. Colin served as a Magistrate in Ealing, Acton, Camberwell and London Bridge for fifteen years from 1995 to 2010, including ten years as a bench chairman.
After a short period as an Independent Custody Visitor and Independent Critical Incident Advisor, Colin joined the OPCC as a Special Advisor to the PCC. It soon became clear to Martyn Underhill that Colin had the knowledge and skills to be his Deputy PCC. After consulting the Police and Crime Panel, Colin became the first voluntary Deputy PCC in the country. Following Martyn’s re-election in May 2016, Colin was formally appointed as a paid Deputy PCC.
Colin has particular responsibility for reducing re-offending, improving victim care and public satisfaction, restorative justice and in the use of volunteers in policing.