The nomination process to select a new Chair and interim Vice Chair for the Association of Police Communicators has now closed.
Thank you to everybody who expressed an interest in standing for post or supported or endorsed a nomination.
Outgoing chair, Claire Ingram said: “My thanks to those people who have put themselves forward for a role, prepared to give their time and share their expertise on behalf of members, particularly with the challenges we all face daily in respect of increasing demand, reducing resources, and the growing complexity of the communications landscape.”
“The legacy knowledge which remains within the exec with the current post holders is important – but equally important are new eyes and new ideas. We welcome the nominations from those standing for the role of Chair, and from the four people standing for the interim Vice Chair role and would urge all members to take the time to read the vision put forward by each nominee, and to engage with them if you want to know more, before casting your corporate votes. “
The elected Chair will take up post from January 2019 for a period of two years.
The elected Vice Chair will take up post from January 2019 for a period of one year, and the roles of Vice Chair will be subject to election in November 2019.
Voting is now open, and will close at 4 pm on Friday 14 December 2018.
Each member organisation is entitled to one vote per force / organisation for the Vice Chair role and one vote per force / organisation for the Chair role (two votes across two posts in total per force / organisation). Heads of Profession are asked to consult with their teams to ensure that each vote is collective. Where communications teams are spread across police and OPCC members, consultation should take place to achieve a collective vote for the force.
View the candidates for the Chair position.
View the candidates for the Vice-Chair position.
Votes should be emailed to the Secretary.
Queries about the voting process can also be directed to the Secretary.