As a member of Lincolnshire Police Authority, I have known Richard since he came to Lincolnshire as DCC four years ago from Cumbria and I'm delighted that he's now been appointed to the top job following the retirement of current Chief Constable, Tony Lake, QPM.
Richard was responsible for ground-breaking work in setting up the East Midlands Collaboration Team which is recognised across the country as one of the most effective examples of Police Forces working together.
As Angela Crowe, Chairman of the Police Authority says:
“Richard has more than demonstrated his capabilities over the past four years. We are reassured that this appointment will serve the county well for years to come. In Richard, we have a hard working, dynamic and committed Officer who is passionate about the county. We are delighted that he will be Lincolnshire’s Chief Constable.”Congratulations Richard.