Search gets underway for the next chief constable

HUMBERSIDE Police’s crime commissioner has begun searching for a new chief constable for the force.

Chief Constable Tim Hollis is due to retire next year after seven years with Humberside Police, and now Matthew Grove is advertising for a new boss to lead the force.

Mr Grove said: “Under Tim Hollis’ leadership the Humberside force has moved from a difficult place in engagement with the Policing Standards Unit to one that is now respected and regularly punches above its weight.

“I have no doubt the single most important decision I will make during my term in office will be to appoint Tim’s successor.”

And Mr Grove said whoever is appointed will have a lot to live up to.

“Make no mistake, whoever comes in has big boots to fill,” he said.

“We are in a situation where a number of commissioners across the country have to find a new chief constable.

“I want to make sure Humberside is at the front of the talent queue which is why I have advertised for a new chief at the earliest possible opportunity.”

The role of recruiting a chief constable has become that of the new police and crime commissioners who were elected last month.

Mr Grove said that he was now looking to appoint a chief constable who shared his ‘ambition, values and commitment’.