THE chief constable for the police force that serves Herefordshire is leaving her role. 

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) John Campion is now searching for someone to replace Pippa Mills. 

The PCC says the process to find an 'exceptional, dedicated, ethical and high-performing leader' has begun, with it eiterating its pledge to find a candidate who is focused on delivering on the public’s policing priorities, driving down crime and spending taxpayers’ money wisely.

Mr Campion said: “This is a major milestone in West Mercia Police’s history so on behalf of local communities, I am focused on finding the best possible candidate.


“Since 2016, when I was first-elected, I have led a mission to build a Safer West Mercia so it’s important the next candidate continues to support me on this journey.

“After making record levels of resources available with landmark achievements like the highest number of police officers in the force’s history, I want to see the public feeling the benefits of this investment.

“I want to ensure that West Mercia Police continues to serve communities to the best of their abilities and provides high quality policing that local residents, as well as officers and staff, can be proud of. 

“With significant and senior policing experience and a proven track record in delivering positive organisational change and improvements in public confidence and crime fighting, the successful candidate will lead the future of West Mercia Police.”

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