Essex Police Chief Constable Jim Barker-McCardle 'to stand down'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Jim Barker-McCardle Jim Barker-McCardle

THE chief of police in Essex is to stand down, it has been claimed.

Chief Constable Jim Barker-McCardle, who was appointed to the role in September 2009, wrote to candidates in the recent police and crime commissioner elections to tell them of his plans.

According to the BBC, he told candidates he would be leaving for personal reasons, but did not give a date for his departure. 

An Essex Police spokeswoman said: "The priority of the chief constable is to welcome the newly elected police and crime commissioner (PCC) to ensure the very best police service is delivered to the diverse communities of Essex.

"As a courtesy, the chief constable wrote to all PCC candidates before the election about his future plans, but his current focus remains firmly on supporting Nick Alston in the weeks ahead and policing Essex."

 

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11:09pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

Maybe he did not get on with the new Commissioners Dad?
Maybe he did not get on with the new Commissioners Dad? Cornbeefur
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1:59pm Sun 18 Nov 12

word of mouth says...

jumping ship before any BIG political based changes come in.
jumping ship before any BIG political based changes come in. word of mouth
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