I would like to thank Simon for the support he has given me to date.
“It is not by accident that Suffolk is one of the safest counties; Simon has led Suffolk Constabulary through some testing financial times and I applaud him for his commitment to the Constabulary.
“I now look forward to recruiting a new Chief Constable to work with me to continue to shape our policing service to meet the challenge of keeping all Suffolk’s communities safe.”
Suffolk chief constable Simon Ash is to retire early next year.
Mr Ash will be taking up a position as an independent member of the Parole Board when he leaves the Constabulary in February.