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New Chief Constable Being Lined Up

The new chief constable for Warwickshire should be announced early this week.

The force is holding two days of interviews on Monday and Tuesday, with the new chief named before Wednesday morning.

There are four candidates on the shortlist – three deputy chief constables and an assistant chief constable from one of the biggest forces in the country. All of them have successful and extensive experience at senior level.

John Rennie, chair of the Warwickshire Police Authority, said:

“The interviews have been designed to test a variety of skills. We will be putting candidates though their paces with a series of challenging tasks over the two days.

“These will include: small group interviews, traditional interview with the full committee, seen and unseen tests on operational issues and a comprehensive medical interview.”

Andrew TimpsonThe vacancy was caused after the previous leader, Andrew Timpson, (right) was forced out after he faced a series of allegations was made about his conduct.

He was on sick leave for several months ahead of a report about his conduct was given to the police authority which decided he was unfit for the job.

Mr Timpson had only been in post year. Ironically, he succeeded Peter Joslin who had been the longest serving policeman and longest serving chief constable in the UK.

Mick Brewer has been acting chief constable in the interim.

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