Stuart Hyde says he is pleased to be able to return to work as Deputy Chief Constable:
"This has been a very difficult time for me and my family. I am pleased that this has been brought to an end by Bernard Lawson and that I can return to an important role as Deputy Chief Constable and look forward to working with him and the officers and staff of the Constabulary.”
“I am glad that a clear line has been drawn under the last 12 months and that I can continue contributing to policing and making our society safer as I have done for nearly 30years.
"Although I could have retired on the 31st August after 30 years’ service I aim to leave the Constabulary by the end of December.”
– Stuart Hyde
“I have always worked hard for the people of Cumbria and have made a significant contribution to policing in the past and I hope, and expect, this to continue in the future.
"I have learnt a great deal from this ordeal and the comments about my performance that were reflected in the recommendations. I recognise fully the need to improve the way I manage myself and my accountability.”
“I look forward to the opportunity to rebuild relationships and develop an innovative technology strategy for the force and helping to improve policing nationally.”