County police chief to retire

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THE Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police has announced his intention to retire.

Richard Crompton says he has made his decision for both personal and professional reasons, but believes it is now the right time to step aside and allow another to take up the reins.

A statement released on Tuesday said: “In April, the force commences a new contract with the strategic partner and the Chief Constable believes it is right that fresh leadership has the opportunity to shape and develop that crucial relationship.”

This week, Mr Crompton was revealed to be among those named on the Queen’s New Year’s honours list.

He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for his service to the force.

Mr Crompton joined Lincolnshire Police in August 2004 as Deputy Chief Constable, having previously carried out service with Cumbria and Devon and Cornwall Constabularies.