Hampshire chief constable selection starts next month

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A NEW chief constable will be selected next month.

It comes after Andy Marsh was confirmed to be leaving the top job at Hampshire police for the same role at Avon and Somerset.

Now police and crime commissioner Simon Hayes has said the selection process will start in January.

He said: ‘The selection process for a new chief constable for Hampshire Constabulary will commence in the first week in January. I anticipate being able to make an appointment within a period of approximately two months.

‘Chief Constable Andy Marsh will leave Hampshire Constabulary on January 31 and Deputy Chief Constable Graham McNulty will take over from him pending a permanent appointment.

‘With the constabulary undergoing significant transformational change and facing unique pressures with regard to security and public safety, it is important to act without delay to ensure strong and stable leadership is maintained.

‘Hampshire is a prestigious and well-respected force and I will be seeking the best person to lead the organisation.’

He said UK police officers and senior overseas officers are eligible. Mr Hayes encouraged people with experience outside of policing to apply.