Chief feels "privileged" to have led Gloucester Police

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.

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.

– Chief Constable Mick Matthews

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