PCC's local focus
A combination of factors has led Police & Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill to take a step back from his national commitments
This includes Deputy PCC Colin Pipe's decision, after much consideration, to retire from the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner due to ill health.
The OPCC is not seeking a replacement deputy commissioner at this time. Rather, the PCC has opted to reduce the number of national portfolio areas that he is engaged with in order to spend more time focusing on local issues.