Sir Graham Bright has announced that he will not put himself forward for re-election next year to be Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.
Sir Graham, the Conservative Party candidate, was elected to office in November 2012.
He said: “It has been an enormous honour and privilege for me to serve the people as Cambridgeshire’s first Police and Crime Commissioner.
“This is an immensely satisfying role and I have relished the challenges posed by the changes we have had to make in order to continue to deliver an effective police force in a period of reducing budgets.
“I will leave office in May 2016 with the constabulary in a strong position and with many long term programmes underway that will ensure a strong financial and operational footing in the future. Between now and May 2016 I will continue to drive forward the changes underway to ensure that whoever succeeds me starts with a strong foundation.
“This is a very demanding role and one which I do not feel I can commit myself to for another four years.
“While I will not be putting my feet up I am looking forward to spending more time with my wife and continuing to use my experience to provide advice and guidance to some of the other organisations I support.”
Sir Graham listed his achievements as protecting front-line officer numbers despite tightening budgets, collaborating with fellow forces in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, and the Victim’s Hub.
Police and Crime Commissioner elections are due to be held on May 5 2016.
The Conservatives will announce their candidate in the near future.