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.
"The Police and Crime Panel accept the recommendation of the Police and Crime Commissioner for the appointment of Suzette Davenport as Gloucestershire’s Chief Constable, subject to her categorical assurances regarding the IPCC investigation.
However, the Police and Crime Panel must record our serious concerns over the appointment process undertaken by the Commissioner’s office. We believe that the issue of the IPCC investigation was not properly considered.
Specifically, interview panel members did not have sufficient information to balance the candidate’s performance against the risks to Gloucestershire Constabulary. The Panel have subsequently explored these issues, including being appraised of all available information.”
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