HUCKNALL, Bulwell and the rest of Nottinghamshire now know who will take the reins as the county’s new top police officer.
For CHRIS EYRE (pictured) will take over as Chief Constable when the current holder of the post, Julia Hodson, retires next year.
Mr Eyre joined the Nottinghamshire force as Deputy Chief Constable in June last year with a job remit of helping to improve performance and dealing with financial challenges in light of cuts in funding from the government.
Before that, he was temporary Chief Constable for Leicestershire for nine months.
Mr Eyre is married with three children.
Coun Jon Collins (Lab), chairman of the Nottinghamshire Police Authority, said:”We are pleased we have been able to appoint someone with such extensive experience and understanding of policing in the county and the East Midlands.
“Chris, who has been an exceptional Deputy Chief Constable, is fully aware of the challenges ahead. We feel sure he is the right person to drive the force forwards to meet them.”
Mr Eyre said: “I’ve been with Nottinghamshire police for 18 months, during which time it has been my enormous privilege to have had the opportunity to help the force move forward.
“I’m delighted that I can continue this work and I am determined to ensure the quality of policing in Nottinghamshire is the best in the country.”