Ian Johnston has told Gwent Police and Crime Panel that he wants to hold interviews for the force's new Chief Constable in September, a shortlist will be submitted to the panel in October, with the hope that a new appointment will be confirmed in November.
He said the costs associated with the legal advice he got over whether he could give Carmel Napier an ultimatum to leave have not been finally confirmed, but "will be reasonable."
He said her retirement was "in line with contractual agreements", and there was "no confidentiality agreement" signed.
More top news
Chris Coleman expects Head Coach Paul Trollope to leave the Wales set-up following Euro 2016 to concentrate on Cardiff City.
A car really buzzed around town - when it was covered by a swarm of bees.
A campaign has launched for Welsh universities to alter its application forms to identify and give young carers more support.