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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

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Colin Port issues statement

Statement from Colin Port on his decision to leave 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

Full statement can be found here

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