Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball has today confirmed the appointment of Chief Constable Andy Parker for a further two years.
Mr Ball said: “I am delighted today to be able to announce that, subject to confirmation by the Police and Crime Panel, I have decided to confirm the appointment of Chief Constable Andy Parker for a further two years.
“This decision is by mutual consent and has been approved by the Home Office after consultation with them. Andy took over the role in December 2011 when his predecessor Keith Bristow was tasked with the development of the National Crime Agency.
“After reviewing Andy’s performance to date and listening to his views about the future for policing both in Warwickshire and the Alliance, I have decided that confirmation for two years is appropriate. That will enable the alliance to bed in under strong leadership, and allow me sufficient time to recruit a suitable replacement.
We have been fortunate to benefit from the leadership of a man who manages to combine popularity with effectiveness, and I look forward to continue to work closely with him in the future.”