Norfolk Police's Chief Constable Simon Bailey has had his contract extended.
Mr Bailey first took on the role in 2013, and the new deal means he will remain with the force until at least the autumn of 2020.
The County's Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green says the extension will ensure stability over the coming years.
Mr Bailey added that he was grateful for the faith shown in him.
“I am delighted Lorne has extended my contract. Since his appointment, we have built an excellent working relationship," he said.
"We share the same passion for policing in the county and I look forward to working with him to ensure that Norfolk maintains its status as one of the best performing forces in the country.”