Search is on for Leicestershire's next Chief Constable

A major recruitment drive is underway to appoint a new Chief Constable for Leicestershire Police.

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Police and Crime Commissioner Rupert Matthews is looking for an inspiring and innovative leader who can build on the force’s impressive performance protecting its diverse communities and fighting crime.

Leicestershire Police is among the best performing forces in the country, securing no fewer than three outstanding grades in the latest Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Service’s (HMICFRS) inspection.

Mr Matthews said an ambitious and influential leader was needed to continue the good work, deliver on his safety goals and overcome the growing challenges of modern policing.

“Leicestershire Police is responsible for policing some of the most diverse communities in the country with challenges that will undoubtedly provide an exciting and challenging opportunity to make a real difference in this high-profile leadership role,” he explained.

“As the Police and Crime Commissioner, I am determined to appoint a new Chief Constable who will build on the success of the past so that Leicestershire Police remains one of the top performing forces in the country.

“Criminals are more sophisticated than ever before; they know no boundaries as far as their criminal activities are concerned, and as technology continues to evolve, society and the police service faces different and more complex challenges. Crime can be perpetrated from anywhere in the world and can have an impact upon the most vulnerable in our communities.

“I am looking for a Chief Constable who not only recognises these complexities but will think outside the box to find innovative ways to mobilise colleagues so that they are equipped and motivated to deal with these modern-day challenges.”

Candidates have until midnight on September 15th to apply with shortlisted applicants informed no later than September 23rd. Interviews and stakeholder panels will take place in late October.

The successful applicant will be responsible for policing a population of more than one million people with a workforce of some 4,126 police officers, police staff and volunteers.

On an average day, Leicestershire Police makes 37 arrests, records 439 crimes or incident reports, undertakes 16 stop searches and retrieves 1.1million reads from automatic numberplate recognition cameras (ANPR) cameras.


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Posted on Thursday 4th August 2022
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