Deputy lined up as new Chief Constable of Hampshire

Andy Marsh
Andy Marsh

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Hampshire’s second most senior policeman is poised to be appointed as the force’s chief constable.

Andy Marsh has been selected as preferred candiadte for the post by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, Simon Hayes.

The announcement follows a two-day interview process led by the Commissioner and involving senior representatives from organisations across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

The proposed appoinment will now go before a confirmation hearing held by the Hampshire Police and Crime Panel on Friday January 25.

Mr Hayes said: ‘There were four strong candidates to choose from, but throughout the whole process, Andy Marsh demonstrated to me that he is the right man to lead the force, that he shares my vision for the future and has the ability to inspire officers and staff to deliver my priorities and to make Hampshire and the Isle of Wight an even safer place.’

Mr Marsh joined Hampshire Police as Deputy Chief Constable July 2010. He started his career with Avon and Somerset Police before transferring to Wiltshire Police as an Assistant Chief Constable in 2007. He returned to his former force in 2009 before moving to Hampshire.

The county’s present chief constable, Alex Marshall, is leaving the force next month to become the first chief executive of the new College of Policing,