New role for top cop Date published: 3rd May 2017 2.08pm

Chief Superintendent Nick Bailey has been promoted to the role of Temporary Assistant Chief Constable for local policing.

Chief Superintendent Bailey will replace ACC Sarah Boycott when she takes up her new role at West Midlands Police.

Nick, who has worked at Cheshire Constabulary for 28 years, will begin his new post on Tuesday, 9 May.

He started out as a PC in Warrington and spent 12 years as a constable before working in a variety of neighbourhood and detective roles, as well as being posted at headquarters and being involved in force change programmes.

At the end of last year Nick was promoted to Chief Superintendent in the People and Professional Standards Department.

He said: "Cheshire Constabulary is a great force to be a part of and I am extremely proud to be taking up the post of Temporary Assistant Chief Constable.

"In my 28 years at the Force the people have always been the most important thing and I know we have a great team here in Cheshire tackling the complex issues of modern day policing.''

Nick, who is married with four children, added: "The challenges facing officers today are very different to when I was a PC, but spending 12 years as a constable, a neighbourhood Inspector and in BCU command positions have given me a great understanding of the importance of local policing, and that experience will be of great value to me in this new role.''

"It has always been a privilege to serve and support the public and communities across Cheshire and I look forward to continuing to do that in my new role."

Deputy Chief Constable Janette McCormick added: "We are delighted to be welcoming Ch Supt Bailey to the ACPO team.

"He has a wealth of experience from working across the Force and will bring much expertise to the area of local policing.

"It was always going to be difficult replacing ACC Boycott, but we know that Nick will take this role in his stride and carry on all the fantastic work that has already been done in this area."