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"It'll be a real wrench to leave Hampshire"

Chief Constable Alex Marshall is likely to leave Hampshire by next year Credit: Hampshire Police

Hampshire's departing Chief Constable Alex Marshall has told the media "It'll be a real wrench" to leave the county.

His words follow the announcement by the Home Secretary this morning, that he's leaving the force to take up a position as Chief Executive of the new National College of Policing.

Mr Marshall will retain the rank of Chief Constable in the role. The date for Mr Marshall’s departure from Hampshire Constabulary is not yet confirmed, but is likely to be early 2013.

The selection and appointment of a new Chief Constable will be made by the Police and Crime Commissioner, who will be selected in a public election in November.

During his four years with the force, Mr Marshall has overseen the successful roll-out of mobile data technology.

As part of this, Hampshire has been lauded nationally as best practice in its pioneering use of mobile fingerprinting technology.

Mr Marshall is also the national ACPO lead for the National Police Air Service. He received the Queen’s Police Medal in the 2009 Birthday Honours list.

In October 2012, he was selected to become the Chief Executive of the College of Policing, a new national body that will be operational in December 2012 and will enhance professionalism in policing.

Hampshire's Chief Constable leaves for new job

The chief constable of Hampshire Constabulary, Alex Marshall, is to leave the force to take up a position as the chief executive of the new national College of Policing. The announcement of Mr Marshall’s appointment was made today in the House of Commons by the Home Secretary Theresa May.

The date for Mr Marshall’s departure from Hampshire Constabulary is not yet confirmed, but is likely to be early 2013.

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Chief Constable of Sussex investigated for misconduct

Chief Constable Martin Richards Credit: ITV Meridian

An allegation of misconduct is being investigated against Chief Constable Martin Richards of Sussex police.

Details have not been confirmed but it's believed the allegations are that he used "undue influence" on a force operation.

The complaint was made about him by a member of staff using the force's internal reporting system, according to the Brighton Argus.

Sussex Police Authority voluntarily referred the allegation to the Independent Police Complaints Commission last month.

In a statement Mr Richards said he would co-operate fully with the investigation.

"Given the senior position I hold and the trust placed in me by the people of Sussex and my colleagues, it is absolutely right that the Sussex Police Authority has voluntarily referred this matter to the IPCC"

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