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Recruitment for new Chief Constable begins

The search for a new Chief Constable to lead Essex Police has begun.

Roger Hirst, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, is seeking to appoint a new Chief Constable to lead the Force and deliver his vision for policing Essex.

The process comes after Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh announced his decision to step down from his role in September following 33 years in policing. The post has been advertised on the Essex Police and Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex’s websites as well with Police Professional.

The details are available here:

Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, said: “The recruitment process will be open, transparent and competitive. As a large, well performing force I expect significant interest from around the country and beyond. My vision for policing in Essex is that safe and secure communities are the bedrock on which we build success and wellbeing for all – I will be looking for the successful candidate to be instrumental in helping me to deliver that.”

He added: “Stephen Kavanagh is an exceptional Chief Constable who leads the force with commitment, dedication and energy. Under his leadership Essex Police continues to significantly improve the way they support victims of crime, protect the public and keep our communities safe.

“When Stephen leaves Essex Police it will be in a much stronger position than when he joined. I would like to thank him for his contribution and the difference he continues to make for the people of Essex. I would also like to thank him personally for the open and collaborative working style we have built over the past few years.”

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