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New Deputy Chief Constable for Wiltshire announced

New Deputy Chief Constable for Wiltshire - Mike Veale Credit: Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Police have announced their new Deputy Chief Constable (DCC). Mike Veale, who has been the temporary DCC for almost a year is the winning candidate. He said:

“I am really proud and privileged to have been selected. I do not underestimate the significant responsibility this exciting and challenging role brings.

“The force continues to be one of the top performers in the country, not only in terms of reducing crime and anti social behaviour but also being one of the least costly and providing value for money.

“The force priorities over the coming months are to maintain that success, continue to prevent crime, protect the most vulnerable in society and improve the high quality service we provide to local communities.

“We will build on the continued support of the people who live and work in Wiltshire and listen to their views so that we are able to tailor the service to meets their needs and expectations.

“I would also like to pay tribute to our officers and staff who remain dedicated to public service and, despite some of the daily challenges they face, continue to be selfless in their endeavours to keep people safe.

“Leadership is made slightly less challenging when you are amongst so many who are so courageous and committed to their local communities.”