Chief Constable

Chief constable is the rank used by the chief police officer of every territorial police force in the United Kingdom except for the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police, as well as the chief officers of the three 'special' national police forces, the British Transport Police, Ministry of Defence Police, and Civil Nuclear Constabulary. The title is also held by the chief officers of the principal Crown Dependency police forces, the Isle of Man Constabulary, States of Guernsey Police Service, and States of Jersey Police. The title is also held, ex officio, by the president of the Association of Chief Police Officers under the Police Reform Act 2002. It was also the title of the chief officer of the Royal Parks Constabulary until this agency was disbanded in 2004.

Throughout the United Kingdom and Crown Dependencies there are currently 57 chief constables. These consist of the chief officers of 37 English territorial forces outside London, 4 Welsh territorial forces, 8 Scottish territorial forces, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, 3 special national forces, 3 Crown Dependency constabularies, and the President of ACPO, Sir Hugh Orde.

The chief officers of some police departments in Canada also hold the title of chief constable. The chief officer of the Sovereign Base Areas Police also holds the title of chief constable.

Read more about Chief Constable:  History of Title, Characteristics of Office, County Police Forces in The UK, Current Chief Constables (United Kingdom, Crown Dependencies, and British Territories), Metropolitan Police

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Chief Constable - Previous Alternative Titles (now Defunct) - Police Service of Northern Ireland
... The title was adopted by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) in 1969 to replace inspector-general ... In 2001, the RUC was renamed and restructured as the Police Service of Northern Ireland ...
Richard Brunstrom - Biography - Career - North Wales Police
... Brunstrom joined North Wales Police as Deputy Chief Constable in January 2000, and was appointed Chief Constable of the Force in January 2001 ... of the Welsh language, and being the first Chief Constable to have his own blog ...
Chief Police Officer
... Chief police officer is a phrase used in the United Kingdom to describe the position held by the most senior police officer in a police force ... It refers to either one of the 53 Chief Constables, the Commissioner of the City of London Police or the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police ... Such police officers are members of the Association of Chief Police Officers ...
Stephen House - Career
... Mr House was appointed Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police in 2007 and joined the force in November that year, replacing the retiring Chief Constable Sir Willie Rae ... Before that he was an Assistant Chief Constable at Staffordshire Police ... On 25 September 2012 it was announced that House was to be appointed as the Chief Constable of the new Police Scotland, which came into operation on 1 April 2013 ...
Alan Hardwick - Police and Crime Commissioner
... surrounded him in early 2013, when he suspended his acting Chief Constable, Neil Rhodes, without making the reasons for his actions public ... would not return to his former role of acting Chief Constable ... This view was challenged by Paul West, a former Chief Constable now advising the government on policing issues in his role as director of Policing For All ...

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