The new chief constable of Kent has been confirmed. Alan Pughsley, who has been deputy chief constable since March 2011, will take the helm on January 4 following the retirement of Ian Learmonth.
Mr Pughsley joined Kent Police in April 2009 as assistant chief constable for specialist operations, heading the joint Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate.
He was one of three candidates vying for the chief constable role, according to Kent police and crime commissioner Ann Barnes, who announced his appointment.
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