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Chief Constable to retire

Sir Norman Bettison is to retire as Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police after controversy over his role in the Hillsborough tragedy. A complaint was made to police watchdog that he had supplied misleading information after the disaster.

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Bettison: Colleague's reaction

Sir Hugh Orde, President of the Association of Chief Police Officers paid tribute to Sir Norman Bettison tonight, saying:

"Sir Norman Bettison has served the public as a police officer with distinctionfor nearly 40 years, and at the rank of chief constable since 1998. At the national level he has made an outstanding contribution to the work of the police service as a whole in cutting crime and keeping the public safe. He has led in a number of national areas such as the development of neighbourhood policing and the police approach to preventing terrorism and violent extremism. His depth of knowledge and experience is highly regarded within the service and he will be a great loss to policing."

– Sir Hugh Orde, President of the Association of Chief Police Officers

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