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Lincolnshire begins recruitment of new Chief Constable

Lincolnshire’s new chief constable will need knowledge of rural crime, how to make budget savings and ensure the welfare of their officers. They will be taking over from Bill Skelly, who is retiring in December this year.

According to an advert on the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Marc Jones’ website, the job will be paid a yearly salary of £142,896 — though more could be offered available for an “exceptional candidate”.

Successful applicants will “bring a strong, long-term vision and commitment to community focused policing in Lincolnshire”, improve performance and reassure the public.

In a video on the advert, PCC Jones said: “I’m looking for somebody who has a long-term vision, somebody that wants to be here for the long term to deliver their own strategy to keep our communities safe.

“I want somebody that understands Lincolnshire and understands large rural counties –the challenges that it can bring but equally the opportunities that it can provide.”

He went on to say: “We have already done much to achieve savings and efficiencies, within and beyond the organisation but there is still much to do.”

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 21 August 2020.

Announcing his retirement in June, CC Skelly said: “There have been many challenges during my four years as chief here in Lincolnshire and what I’ve seen is a workforce who constantly rise up and respond to any difficulties put in their path.

“I am proud to have been amongst colleagues who come into work day in, and day out, determined to make a difference and improve the lives of others wherever they can.

“I am absolutely delighted to be finishing a wonderful career at the very top of policing, here in Lincolnshire.”

Prior to Lincolnshire Police, CC Skelly worked in roles including leading the Immigration Crime Team at New Scotland Yard and being appointed in 2008 by Her Majesty the Queen as her Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland.

Before moving to Lincolnshire he was the Deputy Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police since 2013.

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