Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner opens recruitment for next Chief Constable

    John Campbell and Matthew Barber

    The Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police, John Campbell, has announced his intention to retire from his role as Chief Constable at the end of his term on 31 March 2023.

    John, who has been Chief Constable since 2018, said: “At the end of March 2023, my term as Chief Constable concludes, and after four years in the post, over 13 years within the force and more than 35 years in the policing, I have decided it is the right time for me to retire.

    “Making this announcement now allows plenty of time for a smooth transition to the new Chief Constable in the spring. I remain fully committed to leading the force over the next seven months.

    “It has been an honour serving the communities of the Thames Valley, and I am immensely proud of the officers, staff and volunteers who work around the clock, every single day, to keep our communities safe.”

    Matthew Barber, Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, said: “Thames Valley remains a safe place with a high performing police force, and I want to ensure that we continue to serve our communities to the best of our ability and provide high quality policing that our residents, as well as our officers and staff, can be proud of.

    “To support me in achieving this, I am looking for an exceptional, dedicated, ethical and high-performing leader to become our next Chief Constable.

    “With significant and senior policing experience and a proven track record in delivering positive organisational change and improvements in public confidence and crime fighting, the successful candidate will lead the future of Thames Valley Police.”

    Eligible candidates are invited to apply by visiting the dedicated recruitment website.


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