Deputy Chief Constable Scott Chilton has been named the preferred candidate for Chief Constable of Dorset Police.
The decision was announced by Police and Crime Commissioner David Sidwick, but will be subject to a confirmation hearing by the Dorset Police and Crime Committee on August 12.
If confirmed, he will reprise the role of James Vaughan, who announced his decision to withdraw from the Force earlier this year.
David Sidwick said: “I have come to know Scott well over the past few weeks since taking office as PCC and know he is an exceptional officer, who brings with him a wealth of experience. his long career as a police officer.
“The decision of the selection board was unanimous. He is absolutely the right person to lead the force into a new era and I look forward to working closely with him as I begin to implement my new policing and crime plan that will define how I am. intend to build on our successes, provide exceptional service and make Dorset the safest part of the country.
Scott was appointed Deputy Chief Constable last year, having served as Deputy Chief Constable (Crime, Criminal Justice and Intelligence) at the Hampshire Constabulary, where he was strategic responsible for all investigative teams, the custody, the wider criminal justice system and intelligence. His nomination as an MP was reportedly made against a wide range of candidates.
Deputy Chief Constable Scott Chilton said: ‘I am both honored and privileged to have been selected by the Commissioner of Police and Crime as the preferred candidate to be the next Chief Constable of Dorset Police. I look forward to appearing before the Police and Crime Panel on August 12th.
“As a police officer for 29 years, I know the dedication and commitment shown by our officers, staff and volunteers on a daily basis and I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Dorset Police as as chief of police.
“I look forward to working with the Police and Crime Commissioner to ensure that we continue to provide the best possible service to our communities in Dorset. ”
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