Nick Alston

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Nick Alston
Police and Crime Commissioner
for Essex Police
Incumbent
Assumed office
15 November 2012
Personal details
Political partyConservative
 
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Nick Alston
Police and Crime Commissioner
for Essex Police
Incumbent
Assumed office
15 November 2012
Personal details
Political partyConservative

Nicholas Kenneth Alston CBE is the Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex Police.

He is the first person to hold the post and was elected on 15 November 2012. The turn-out in Essex for the PCC election was 12.8%.[1]

Born in Harwich, Alston's father, Kenneth Alston, served in the Police Force for 37 years eventually rising to the rank of Deputy Chief Constable of Essex Police before retiring in 1971. He attended amongst others King Edward VI Grammar School in Chelmsford, before going to Cambridge University to read Natural Sciences in the same year as his father retiring.

He was commissioned as an Officer in the Royal Navy and then served for 30 years in Her Majesty's Civil Service. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1997 New Year Honours, at which time he was an assistant secretary with the Ministry of Defence.[2]

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