The appointment of new Chief Constable Suzette Davenport was approved at a meeting of the Gloucestershire Police and Crime Panel this afternoon.
Ms Davenport, 50, the current Deputy Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police was put forward as the preferred candidate of four who attended an interview board headed by Commissioner Martin Surl last Tuesday.
She is due to take up her new role on 4 February.
The panel addressed issues relating to the investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) into a murder inquiry in Staffordshire in 2002. From 2005 to 2007, Ms Davenport was Assistant Chief Constable there.
The review panel which has confirmed Suzette Davenport as Gloucestershire's next Chief Constable says it's not happy about the way the appointment was carried out.
Gloucestershire's Police and Crime Panel has confirmed that Suzette Davenport is to be the county's next Chief Constable. The 49-year-old was one of four candidates interviewed to head the 2207-strong constabulary.
Ms Davenport, currently deputy chief constable of Northamptonshire Police, will take up her role on 1 February. The panel has attached a number of conditions to her appointment.
Gloucestershire's new Chief Constable has been announced and for the first time in the force's 174-year history, a woman has been given the top job.
Suzette Davenport, who's currently deputy chief constable of Northamptonshire, will take over next month. It follows the resignation of Michael Matthews who is leaving after only six months to take up a new policing job in Cyprus.
Earlier we spoke to the new Chief Constable from Police Headquaters in Quedgely.
Gloucestershire's new Chief Constable has been announced. Suzette Davenport, who's deputy chief constable of Northamptonshire, will take over next month. It follows the resignation of Michael Matthews who is leaving after only six months to take up a job in Cyprus.