Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 3°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Essex: Senior Met officer set to be county’s new Chief Constable

18:13 14 February 2013

Stephen Kavanagh, currently Deputy Assistant Commissioner in the Met, is set to be named the new Chief Constable for Essex

Stephen Kavanagh, currently Deputy Assistant Commissioner in the Met, is set to be named the new Chief Constable for Essex

Archant

A SENIOR Metropolitan Police Force officer is set to become the new Chief Constable for Essex.

shares

Stephen Kavanagh, currently Deputy Assistant Commissioner in the Met, has been selected by the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston to lead the force.

Mr Kavanagh, the PCC’s preferred candidate, is subject to a confirmation hearing of the Police and Crime Panel at their meeting of February 21, 2013.

Chief Constable Jim Barker-McCardle announced his decision to retire from policing for personal reasons last November, but will continue to lead Essex Police until May 3, 2013.

Mr Alston said: “Stephen Kavanagh comes to this role with exceptional experience of policing, having held many high profile and demanding positions.

“Stephen was brought up in Essex, and his father was an officer in Essex Police. He is enthusiastic about taking on the leadership of the force. He is also committed to working in partnership with everyone in the community to continue to keep Essex safe.”

Mr Kavanagh added: “I feel hugely privileged to have been recommended as the next Chief Constable of Essex Police. If confirmed by the Police and Crime Panel, I greatly look forward to working alongside the PCC and everyone in the force to deliver our shared vision for policing and keeping our communities safe.”

shares

0 comments

 Felistowe beach

Winds of up to 70mph have been felt across East Anglia.

The front page of the EADT from 1963

Much like today, the big story in the EADT on February 8, 1963, concerned the weather.

Lil Chris, real name Chris Hardman, died in March last year, when he was found hanging at his home at the age of 24. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The inquest into the death of Chris Hardman, from Lowestoft, heard how he struggled with depression and fame at a young age.

Fire crew attending the aftermath of a house fire on Whatfield Way, Stowmarket.

Three fire crews were called to a house blaze in a Suffolk village.

An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester

Rail passengers face delays in north-east Essex after plastic sheeting became caught up in overhead electric wires.

Launch of the great East Swim 2016.

One of Britain’s top open water swimmers has said the amazing challenge of the sport should inspire people to take part in one of the region’s largest mass-participation swimming events.

Former Brett Works

A national developer is proposing to build a care home on the Brett Works site in Hadleigh.

Most read

Fred Olsen Travel Sale

cover

Click here to view
the Fred Olsen
Travel Sale

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24