Norfolk deputy in line for top police job in Cambridgeshire

PUBLISHED: 13:59 16 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:59 16 July 2018

Norfolk's deputy chief constable Nick Dean is in line for Cambridgeshire police's top job

Norfolk's deputy chief constable Nick Dean is in line for Cambridgeshire police's top job

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Deputy chief constable Nick Dean is preferred choice to replace retiring Alec Wood

NIck Dean has emerged as the favourite to become the new chief constable of Cambridgeshire.

Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite says Mr Dean, currently deputy chief constable for the Norfolk force is his preferred candidate.

Mr Ablewhite said: “I am delighted to put forward Nick Dean to the police and crime panel as my preferred candidate for chief constable for the constabulary.

“Nick performed very well throughout the whole assessment process, with the appointment panel unanimously supporting my decision regarding Nick’s proposed appointment.

“During his time in Norfolk, he has demonstrated great leadership showing an understanding and inclusive approach to working with the public, communities and partners, and genuine desire to make a difference to the county. “In line with statutory procedures, I will be formally notifying the panel that Nick is my preferred candidate.

The panel will interview Nick at a public confirmation hearing on July 30, 2018.”

Alec Wood will continue in his role as Chief Constable until September 2018.

A start date will be agreed with Mr Dean should the police and crime panel recommend that he is appointed.

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