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.
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"