Crime Panel recommend appointment of Chief Constable

The Wiltshire Police and Crime Panel met on 11 January, 2013 to consider the Police and Crime Commissioner’s preferred candidate for the post of Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police.

Patrick Geenty, the preferred candidate, appeared before the panel and responded to detailed questions from members.

The panel looked into areas such as Mr Geenty’s professional competence and personal independence and were satisfied that the selection process leading to his appointment as preferred candidate had been based on the principles of merit, openness and honesty.

Chairman of the Wiltshire Police and Crime Panel, Richard Britton said:

“The panel has unanimously agreed to recommend to the Police and Crime Commissioner that the preferred candidate should be appointed”

Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon, Angus Macpherson said:

“I'm very pleased the Police and Crime Panel support my choice of Chief Constable.”

The confirmation hearing took place at Devizes’ Corn Exchange

The Police and Crime Panel next meet on February 6 to discuss the Commissioner’s forthcoming Police and Crime Plan.

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