Six “high calibre” candidates have been shortlisted for the post of Nottinghamshire Chief Constable, the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner has revealed.
Paddy Tipping said the job had attracted interest from a host of experienced and high calibre officers which demonstrated how well-regarded the force is nationally.
The six shortlisted applicants have already been informed of their position and now await a robust interview process.
The Commissioner said: “Nottinghamshire Police’s reputation for improvement and innovation is growing and I’m delighted so many highly-qualified individuals want to join us to lead this hard-working force.
“To have six highly-skilled professionals in the running for the top job is a fantastic position and gives us the opportunity of recruiting the very best for the public of Nottinghamshire.
“The successful candidate will take over the helm of a fast-paced organisation which is one of the most successful in terms of reducing crime. We cannot afford to get this wrong and so it is reassuring that we have such a pool of talent from which to make our decision.”
The recruitment campaign follows the departure of Chief Constable Chris Eyre in June who is taking up a new position as Chief Constable, Sovereign Base Area Police Cyprus.
Interviews will take place on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th November 2016, with the Police and Crime Panel’s Confirmatory Hearing planned for 9 December.
The force is currently being led by Temporary Chief Constable Sue Fish until 31 March 2017 with Deputy Chief Constable Simon Torr. It is anticipated a new Chief Constable will be in position by 1 April 2017.
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Posted on Wednesday 12th October 2016