Alan Pughsley is set to become the next Chief Constable of Kent after being named as the preferred candidate by crime commissioner, Ann Barnes.
Mr Pughsley is currently the Deputy Chief Constable. His appointment will await confirmation from the Police and Crime Panel on December 20.
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