It is with great sadness that the States of Jersey Police announce 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.
Having joined States of Jersey Police in February 2013, Rob brought with him a vast array of experience from his thirty years working with the City of London Police, where he was in command of high profile operations and incidents across the heart of London. Rob followed in his father’s footsteps, who retired as a Superintendent in the City of London Police following over 30 years’ service.
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.
Rob is survived by his parents, wife Frances and their two sons.
The thoughts and prayers of all States of Jersey Police colleagues are with his family at this very difficult time.
Director General Justice and Home Affairs and Acting Chief Officer of States of Jersey Police Julian Blazeby said: “Rob Bastable was first and foremost very much a family man and committed Christian who brought so much to the police service through his leadership, commitment and great sense of humour. Rob will be missed by his colleagues and partners from the blue light services and across the States of Jersey whom he worked closely with and formed strong relationships. All of the States of Jersey’s thoughts reach out to Rob’s family, friends and colleagues”.
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