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Appointment of Acting Chief Constable, Cambridgeshire Constabulary


To approve the appointment of the current Deputy Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Constabulary (“the Constabulary”), to Acting Chief Constable of the Constabulary until the substantive appointment of a Chief Constable.

Decision Summary

The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 requires the Commissioner to appoint a Chief Constable. The current Chief Constable is to retire on the 31st July 2015. The recruitment exercise for a new Chief Constable is currently underway.   Given the timescales regarding the appointment process, the Chief Constable post will not be filled substantively until after the 31st July 2015.   It is envisaged, subject to the Police and Crime Panel’s consideration of the Commissioner’s proposed, that a substantive Chief Constable would be in post in Autumn 2015. Consequently the post of Chief Constable needs to be filled on a temporary basis until a substantive appointment is made. It is for the Commissioner to make the decision about the appointment of an Acting Chief Constable. The Commissioner has made the decision to appoint Deputy Chief Constable as the Constabulary’s Acting Chief Constable.   The terms and conditions of this appointment are given in the Business Coordination Paper ‘Appointment of Acting Chief Constable’ submitted to the July 2015 meeting. He will be acting in the capacity of Chief Constable for the period from the 1st August 2015 until such a time that the substantive Chief Constable is in post.