Colin Port issues statement

Colin Port statement on his decision to step down as Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police

I had a meeting with the Police and Crime Commissioner. She told me she intends to start the process to recruit a Chief Constable to take Avon and Somerset forward. I told her I had no intention of applying for my job.

"I am terrifically proud to have led Avon and Somerset Constabulary, whose men and women have delivered so much in partnership with the Police Authority. I am sad to leave and stunned by the many messages of support I have received overnight from police officers and staff, ACPO colleagues, partners and friends of Avon and Somerset Constabulary. To all of them, I say thank you."

– Colin Port, Chief Constable Avon and Somerset Police

You can read the full statement here

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Chief Constable Steps Down

The Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Colin Port will leave his post in the new year