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New Chief Constable confirmed

by Craig Martin on 10 June, 2019

The Durham and Darlington Police and Crime Panel has confirmed the new Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary.

Jo Farrell, who is currently Deputy Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary, has today been confirmed as its new Chief Constable, making her the first female chief in the force’s history.

Meeting at County Hall, the Police and Crime Panel unanimously recommended approval of the Office of the Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner’s proposed appointment of Deputy Chief Constable Farrell.

She will take over the role from the current Chief Constable Mike Barton when he retires at the end of this week.

The Police and Crime Panel is made up of elected members from Durham County Council and Darlington Borough Council, alongside to co-opted independent members.

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