PCC chief executive leaves post after year

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THE chief executive of the office of the Hampshire police and crime commissioner is to leave her post.

Jenni Douglas-Todd, who was also chief executive of the now defunct Hampshire Police Authority, is on leave and will formally leave her position at the end of January.

Simon Hayes, police and crime commissioner, told police and crime panel members at a meeting in Winchester yesterday that deputy monitoring officer Kevin Gardener was be appointed as an interim chief executive from February 1.

Mr Hayes told the panel: ‘Jenni worked to bring about the transformation of the old police authority to the office of the police and crime commissioner and she fully delivered that.’

He added: ‘I think she felt and we felt that she would like to move on.’

Ms Douglas-Todd was appointed chief executive of Hampshire Police 
Authority in 2009 and took on the role at the office of the PCC when Mr Hayes was elected in November 2012.

Mr Hayes said: ‘We will begin the process of recruiting a replacement in the very near future, but not until after February 1.’