Yesterday the States of Jersey Police announced the death of their Chief Officer, Rob Bastable. Rob passed away on Saturday 21st July 2018 surrounded by his immediate family following a battle with cancer, that he fought bravely with amazing positivity and dignity.
Rob was appointed Chief Officer in July 2017, having previously been Deputy Chief Officer and before that, Superintendent Head of Uniformed Operations.
Rob was a much-loved and respected leader and police officer who will be sorely missed by everyone that knew him or had the pleasure to work with him.
He was also a devout family man, lived with his wife on the Island and was very proud of his two sons, one of whom joined the Metropolitan Police earlier this year.
JPA Chair Jason Lane said,”Our thoughts and condolences are with all of our States of Jersey Police colleagues and with Rob’s family and friends at this very difficult time.
We have all missed Rob as he bravely fought his illness. We are very grateful for his dedication to Policing and his commitment to serving the people of Jersey.”