The Lincolnshire Police and Crime Panel has ratified the appointment by the Police and Crime Commissioner of Neil Rhodes as the force’s Chief Constable.
Mr Rhodes joined Lincolnshire Police as a constable in 1986 and left in 2001 on promotion to Humberside before moving to Cumbria as Assistant Chief Constable and returned to the force in 2008 as Deputy Chief Constable.
“I’m absolutely delighted to have been appointed as Chief,” he said.
“After five years away in Humberside and Cumbria, being appointed Deputy Chief Constable here in Lincolnshire in 2008 was like coming home for me.”
“The chief’s job really is the icing on the cake and I’m looking forward to spending the rest of my career making Lincolnshire Police and the service we deliver the very best I possibly can.”
He said the force was going from strength to strength, despite difficult times.