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Chief Constable's plan to retire sparks PCC's search for new Chief


Chief Constable Mick Creedon

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa is starting his hunt for a new and “inspirational” Chief Constable following the current Chief Mick Creedon’s decision to retire after a decade leading the force.

The Commissioner told today’s (Monday 23 January) Strategic Governance Board meeting of Mr Creedon’s “huge contribution to policing and community safety and his wholehearted commitment to duty.”

Mr Dhindsa said he was focused on finding the right person for Derbyshire; someone with the leadership skills and ability to take the force successfully into the next decade. “My job now is to appoint an inspirational new Chief Constable for Derbyshire who will lead the force through the challenging times ahead,” he added.

Chief Constable Creedon’s fixed term contract ends in May 2017, hence Mr Dhindsa’s decision to commence the search for a successor. Having joined Derbyshire Constabulary in 2003 as Assistant Chief Constable (Operations) Mick Creedon took over the helm in 2007. He was awarded the Queen’s Policing Medal in 2011.

He joined the police service in Leicestershire when he was 22, spending most of his service as a detective and becoming head of the specialist crime department there. In 2006 he was appointed the national co-ordinator on serious and organised crime for the Association of Chief Police Officers.

Commissioner Dhindsa described Mr Creedon’s name as having become synonymous with Derbyshire Constabulary for ten years. “I would like to thank him, personally and on behalf of our diverse communities,” he said. “He has had a remarkable career at local, regional and national level and we all wish him well in the future.”

Details of the recruitment process will be revealed once it is underway.



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Posted on Monday 23rd January 2017
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