New police chiefs for county

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COUNTY Deputy Chief Constable Neil Rhodes has been appointed temporary Chief Constable and will step into the top job on March 31 when Richard Crompton retires.

Alec Wood, who left Lincolnshire Police in 2010 to become Assistant Chief Constable in Derbyshire, will be seconded back to Lincolnshire to become temporary Deputy Chief Constable on April 2.

A third senior appointment is that of Chief Supt Roger Bannister who becomes temporary Assistant Chief Constable with responsibility for protective services.

He replaces Carl Langley, who is going to Wales as Assistant Chief Constable of Dyfed-Powys.

Lincolnshire Police Authority chairman Barry Young said: “I am delighted that we have been able to put such a strong team together at a time when policing faces so many challenges.”