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Donna Jones will be opening recruitment for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Constabulary’s next chief constable

06 September 2022

Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, will be opening recruitment for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Constabulary’s next chief constable.

Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones is seeking an ambitious, straight talking, strategic leader to be the new chief constable for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

She will be opening recruitment for the post here.

It comes following the announcement of chief constable Olivia Pinkney’s departure after 31 years in policing, spending the last seven years as leading Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Constabulary.

PCC Donna Jones said: “It has been an absolute pleasure working with Olivia and we will continue to work closely until her last day in spring 2023.

“This timeline provides me with the opportunity for a well-planned transition and recruitment process to ensure I can hire the best person for the job.

“As your Police and Crime Commissioner, I have the responsibility to find the next chief and to achieve this I am looking for an ambitious leader to share my vision for safer communities in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight for years to come.

“The successful candidate will have the drive to deliver a reduction in crime, to improve detection and prevention rates, and to make the two counties some of the safest places to live in Britain.”

Read Olivia Pinkney’s resignation announcement here. LINK

Eligible candidates are invited to apply for the role, which opens on September 7.