1. ITV Report

Norfolk's Chief Constable to remain in role until at least 2020

Simon Bailey has been the Chief Constable since 2013. Credit: ITV News Anglia

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's new contract will run until 2020. Credit: ITV News Anglia

This should be seen as a vote of confidence in one of the country’s outstanding chief constables. Simon is recognised locally and nationally as one of the best in his profession.

We know that our police force faces a number of substantial and significant challenges over the coming years and I believe that this contract extension represents continuity and commitment and as such benefits both the people of Norfolk and the force in general.

– Lorne Green, Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner

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.”