So Neil Rhodes is the only applicant for the vacant post of Lincolnshire chief constable.
This is hardly surprising when one considers the mess Alan Hardwick got himself into over his suspension of Mr Rhodes so soon after his appointment as Police and Crime Commissioner.
It is unlikely that other qualified officers who have worked hard to gain the necessary policing experience are going to put themselves forward to serve with someone who is so quick to make strange decisions that cause a considerable amount of public money to be wasted and do much to damage police morale.
Mr Rhodes has proved beyond doubt he can perform the role he is applying for, which is more than can be said for Mr Hardwick.
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