December 13 2013 Latest news:
Monday, October 28, 2013
Norfolk’s new chief constable has been confirmed, after his appointment was approved by Norfolk Police and Crime Panel.
Simon Bailey was proposed by Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett and his decision was confirmed yesterday following a hearing on Friday, meaning he steps up from Temporary Chief Constable to take the job full-time. Mr Bett said: “It was a unanimous decision which, I believe, sends a strong message of support, not just for my choice, but for Simon too.”
He added: “Appointing a Chief Constable to lead our county’s police force is one of the most important decisions I will make as Norfolk’s PCC. I have complete faith that Simon is the right person for the job now, and for the next five or more years.”
Chief Constable Simon Bailey said he was “delighted” at being appointed, adding: “I do not underestimate the scale of the task ahead of me but I am confident we are well-placed to respond and continue to deliver the quality of service that our communities have come to expect.”