The Chief Constable of Gloucestershire Police says he feels privileged to have led the constabulary after leaving the role year early.
Mick Matthews confirmed today that he is taking up a new role in Cyprus.
I can confirm that I will be departing from my current temporary post as Chief Constable of Gloucestershire Constabulary in early 2013. I will however, be remaining in policing and will be taking over an international policing role in Cyprus.
– Chief Constable Mick Matthews
I was planning to speak to our new Police and Crime Commissioner before making any formal announcement but due to circumstances out of my control I have informed the organisation today (Wednesday November 14). I feel privileged to have led the Constabulary during this short period of time - the next Chief Constable will inherit an excellent team of people across the force.