The day-to-day duties of Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Bett, will be taken on by his deputy while an investigation into Mr Bett’s expenses takes place.
Last week, Mr Bett announced he would temporarily stand aside while the Independent Police Complaints Commission looks into allegations about expense claims he made between November 2012 and October last year. Mr Bett will remain on full pay.
Yesterday, Monday, June 23, it was confirmed that Mr Bett’s deputy commissioner, Jenny McKibben, would take on the role on a temporary basis.
She said: “We have a clear direction and it will be business as usual.”
Last week Mr Bett, who will remain on full pay, has taken a voluntary leave of absence while the Independent Police Complaints Commission conducts an investigation into his expense claims. This is expected to be concluded in a few months.
Ms McKibben, who temporarily assumed the duties yesterday, said: “We have a clear direction and it will be business as usual.”