Warwickshires top cop , Peter
Joslin, is quitting his job next week. The chief constable, who has led the Warwickshire
force for the last 15 years, will retire on Monday which is also the day he
celebrates his 65th birthday.
Mr Joslin came to Warwickshire from the Leicestershire police and
is the longest serving chief constable in the country. He is also one of the longest
serving police officers in the country, clocking up an amazing 44 years on the job.
Speaking about his departure he said:
I have spent many happy years in Warwickshire and I shall, of course, miss
it but the time has come for me to spend some time with my family and enjoy life at a
slightly slower pace.
Mr Joslin began his career in 1954 when he joined the Essex force after completing
National Service in the Royal Signals Corps. He was with Essex police for twenty years
during which time he spent three years at Essex University where he gained an honours
degree in government and politics.
He joined the Leicestershire force in 1974 and was Chief Constable by 1983.
During his service he had a particular interest in road safety and traffic issues. He
has also served as chairman of the ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) traffic
committee where he was an outspoken advocate of tough drink-driving laws.
Warwickshires new chief constable will be Andrew Timpson who will take over the
reigns on Tuesday, October 27.