New top cop should be a ‘visionary’ and a ‘trailblazer’ - PCC

Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Neil Rhodes with Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick.
Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Neil Rhodes with Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick.
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The search is on for a new chief constable of Lincolnshire Police with the man leading the hunt looking for a “trailblazer” and “visionary.”

Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick is to appoint a successor to current temporary Chief Constable Neil Rhodes who is thought to be applying for the job.

A Leading Lincolnshire Police website has been set up to find the chosen candidate who will earn a yearly salary of more than £130,000.

Mr Hardwick said: “Lincolnshire is a very special place, with very specific challenges and whoever is appointed will indeed have the special qualities needed for the job.

“What I want from the new chief constable is someone who can think completely up-to-date and project that to the force, someone who is going to be a trailblazer and who isn’t going to held back by the way things have always been done.

“I want a visionary and I’m sure we’ll find that sort of person, but I don’t know where the person we appoint will come from.”

Lincolnshire Police and Crime Panel chairman, Norman Norris, said: “This recruitment process has been a long time in coming and we look forward to the appointment of a permanent chief constable for Lincolnshire which is a great place to live.”