Retirement of Thames Valley Police Chief Constable
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The Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police, John Campbell, is today (31/8) announcing his intention to retire from his role as Chief Constable at the end of his term on 31 March 2023.
John, who has been Chief Constable since 2018, said: “At the end of March 2023, my term as Chief Constable concludes, and after four years in the post, over 13 years within the force and more than 35 years in the policing, I have decided it is the right time for me to retire.
“Making this announcement now allows plenty of time for a smooth transition to the new Chief Constable in the spring. I remain fully committed to leading the force over the next seven months.
“It has been an honour serving the communities of the Thames Valley, and I am immensely proud of the officers, staff and volunteers who work around the clock, every single day, to keep our communities safe.”
The Police and Crime Commissioner will announce the recruitment process tomorrow, 1 September, with a new Chief Constable in post for 1 April 2023.
Matthew Barber, Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley said: “Today Chief Constable, John Campbell announced that he will be retiring when his contract ends on the 31st March 2023.
“John will have served the public as a police officer for over 35 years, 13 of those as a Chief Officer within Thames Valley Police and four years as Chief Constable.
“I thank him for his contribution to the police service, especially his leadership of the force and his focus on delivering on mine and my predecessors police and crime plan.
“I have very much enjoyed working with John and am proud of what he has achieved for the force and I will be sorry to see him leave.
“John will continue to lead the force over the next seven months and ensure the force continues to work tirelessly to protect our communities across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
“Following today’s announcement I will shortly start the process for the recruitment for his successor to enable a smooth transition in leadership for Thames Valley Police.”