PCC reveals preferred choice
SURREY’S new police and crime commissioner (PCC) has announced his preferred candidate for the role of chief constable of Surrey Police.
David Munro, who beat Kevin Hurley in the PCC elections in May, has said Nick Ephgrave
Mr Ephgrave is acting as temporary chief constable, is his favoured candidate for the role.
The appointment, which is subject to a confirmation hearing by the Surrey Police and Crime Panel, follows a selection process held on June 13.
Mr Munro and his appointments panel considered two applications following the assessment day.
This included candidates meeting representatives from various Surrey Police stakeholders, preparing and delivering presentations and undergoing a test television interview on a challenging scenario.
Mr Munro said: “I am delighted to offer the post of Surrey Police’s chief constable to Mr Nick Ephgrave. I am confident that he will do an outstanding job leading Surrey Police.
“I look forward to working with him during my term of office.”
Mr Ephgrave said: “I am delighted to have been offered the job as chief constable for Surrey Police.
“It’s great to be able to carry on the work of the last six months with the chief officer team that we created. I look forward to a fruitful and productive relationship with the police and crime commissioner, to drive forward his police and crime plan.”
Mr Ephgrave was appointed temporary chief constable in December 2015, having joined the organisation in July 2013 as deputy chief constable.
He was awarded the Queens Policing Medal in the Queen’s Birthday honours over the weekend.
The police and crime panel will meet to confirm the appointment on July 5.