Search for new chief constable

By a County Press reporter

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


THE new police and crime commissioner is spearheading the search for a new chief constable for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Simon Hayes said: "I am looking for a strong and charismatic leader, someone who can continually push to reduce crime, prevent re-offending, and have the ability to encourage the force and organisations in the community to do so in partnership."

The current chief constable, Alex Marshall, is leaving the force in February to become the first chief executive of the new College of Policing.

Mr Hayes has started the search less than three weeks after being elected as commissioner and hopes to name his preferred candidate by the end of January.

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight force will be one of the first areas in the country to appoint a chief constable under the new system.

The commissioner said he was conscious of the current financial climate and the minimum salary of £146,521 was at the lower end of the range.


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by Mike Crowe

6th December 2012, at 14:28:52

When I read the headlines I wondered if the Police Helicopter was being used and had they launched the lifeboats ;-{

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by Jacqueline Chambers

6th December 2012, at 07:34:15

..come on lads...(Lee & Geoffrey)
"the minimum salary of £146,521 was at the lower end of the range"
surely this is ok! ha ha!! They're all corrupt, can't trust any of them!

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by Lee Thomas

5th December 2012, at 22:01:31

I knew this would happen. It has already taken place in Bristol where the Chief Constable was told that he could reapply for his own job, but told them that he was not going to, as he was going to retire!!

This is exactly the same power grabbing situation that will continue throughout the country. All I can say is I'm glad I didn't vote for this police commissioner. Get rid of police chiefs if they are no good, but not just because you can!!

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by geoffrey clynch

5th December 2012, at 15:02:18

here we go again a six figure salary job for the boys, HIS PREFERED CANDIDATE, just like all the other commissioners handing out well paid Deputy Commissioner jobs to their family or friends, corruption shows its ugly head yet again

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