PCC re­veals pre­ferred choice

Staines Informer - - NEWS -

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.

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