Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles has given Derbyshire Chief Constable Mick Creedon QPM his seal of approval by granting an extension to his appointment until the end of November 2015.
The Commissioner commented: “Mr Creedon is absolutely committed to policing and has delivered an outstanding performance in Derbyshire. He is a high-achieving officer who is delivering good results and making a considerable difference in our local communities.”
He took up his post as Chief Constable in September 2007, and Mr Creedon is keen to continue his work with the Derbyshire force which is now heading for a tenth year of crime reduction.
Mr Charles said: “As Chief Constable he has overseen a reduction in crime that is currently the biggest drop in the country. Crime in Derbyshire had reduced by over 17 per cent by the end of the first nine months of our current financial year – a fantastic achievement for the force and its partners.
“Since 2003 there are 41,000 fewer victims in our county and during his five years as Chief Constable, Mr. Creedon has made a valuable contribution to achieving this fantastic result . That is the kind of policing we want to see, and that we want to see more of. I believe that Mr Creedon is the right man to help make that happen.”
Mr Creedon began his policing career in Leicestershire when he was 22. He spent most of his service as a detective, becoming head of the specialist crime department before moving to Derbyshire Constabulary as Assistant Chief Constable (Operations) in 2003. He was awarded the Queen’s Policing Medal in 2011.
On 21 January, 2013, the Commissioner made the formal decision to grant the Chief Constable a subsequent one year term of his fixed term appointment to end on 30 November 2015.
Mr Creedon said: “I am delighted by this decision as I thoroughly enjoy and value my role. I am fully committed to working with the Commissioner to create a successful partnership, with clear direction, that will deliver further service improvements for local residents, building on the progress we have seen over the last nine years.
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Posted on Wednesday 23rd January 2013