• Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cambridge

Appointment of Chief Constable, Cambridgeshire Constabulary

25 September 15


To appoint Alec Wood as Chief Constable, Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Decision Summary:

The Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner (“the Commissioner”) notified the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Panel under Schedule 8 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 of his proposal to appoint Alec Wood as Chief Constable for Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

In accordance with Schedule 8 of the Act, the panel undertook its Confirmation Hearing relating to the appointment of the Chief Constable on 16th September 2015.

Following the Confirmation Hearing, the Panel made a report under the Act recommending Alec Wood as the Chief Constable. Under Schedule 8 of the Act, the Commissioner may accept or reject the Panel’s recommendations and give the Panel a response to any such report or recommendation.  The Commissioner considered the Panel’s decision and the recommendations in their report and has decided to appoint Alec Wood to the position of Chief Constable. The Commissioners letter to the Panel accepting their recommendation is available on his web site at:


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