Cambridgeshire chief constable Simon Parr’s contract extended by police commissioner Sir Graham Bright

Chief Constable Simon Parr

Chief Constable Simon Parr - Credit: Archant

CHIEF constable Simon Parr has had his contract extended by 15 months by police and crime commissioner Sir Graham Bright.

Mr Bright said the decision had been taken to provide “stability of quality leadership” for policing in Cambridgeshire.

The extension takes Mr Parr’s contract to December 2016 and allows for a six-month recruitment period of a new chief constable following the next police and crime commissioner election in May 2016.

Mr Bright said: “I have really enjoyed working with the chief constable since I took up post in November. I have been impressed with his plans to ensure the force thrives during the difficult financial times ahead.

“I was elected to ensure an effective and efficient police service in Cambridgeshire and I firmly believe that extending the chief constable’s contract past the election will provide the stability of quality leadership required to do that.”

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Mr Parr said: “I relish the opportunity to continue to lead us on the challenging journey of reducing budgets while keeping people safe and reducing crime, for 15 months longer than I expected.”

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