High Sheriff of Suffolk
The role of High Sheriff today is a voluntary one and each High Sheriff is required to uphold and enhance the ancient Office of High Sheriff and to make a meaningful contribution to their County during their year of Office. A High Sheriff will be asked to attend royal visits in the County and support Her Majesty’s High Court Judges when on Circuit. These days, however, High Sheriffs play an increasingly active and supportive role within their Counties both in relation to the Police and emergency services and in lending encouragement to public sector agencies such as the probation and prison services and to voluntary sector organisations involved in crime reduction and social cohesion. During my year as High Sheriff, I have spent a considerable time with the three Suffolk prisons and have two significant rehabilitation projects in place for two of them.

George Vestey DL
High Sheriff of Suffolk 2018/19