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Appointment of John Campbell as the Chief Constable

The appointment of John Campbell as Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police has been confirmed by the Police and Crime Commissioner.

The appointment was subject to the endorsement of the independent Thames Valley Police and Crime Panel, which met on 13th February to consider the Commissioner’s proposed appointment.  Following the meeting, the Panel confirmed its support for the appointment of Mr Campbell.

John Campbell is the current Deputy Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police, a position he has held since 2015.

Anthony Stansfeld, Police and Crime Commissioner said: “I am delighted that the Police and Crime Panel supported my choice of John Campbell to be the next Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police.  He has done an excellent job as Deputy Chief Constable and I believe is the right person to lead Thames Valley Police through what is a turbulent period for policing.  

“I look forward to working closely with him as Chief Constable in the delivery of my strategic priorities and ensuring an efficient and effective police force for the communities of the Thames Valley”.

John Campbell said: “I feel honoured to have been appointed Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police. The force is made up of some amazing men and women and I look forward to leading those who work tirelessly every day, with great courage, to police the area.

“Having been a Chief Officer with the force for some nine years, I believe I have a strong understanding of the communities of the Thames Valley and the type of police force needed to best protect them from harm. I will build on the excellent work already implemented by the outgoing Chief, Francis Habgood, and will do all that I can to deliver the quality of policing that the public quite rightly expect and deserve.”