Bedfordshire Police appoint new assistant chief constable

PUBLISHED: 07:29 23 April 2018 | UPDATED: 07:29 23 April 2018

New Bedfordshire Police assistant chief constable Jackie Sebire. Picture: Bedfordshire Police

New Bedfordshire Police assistant chief constable Jackie Sebire. Picture: Bedfordshire Police

Bedfordshire Police

Bedfordshire Police have appointed Dr Jackie Sebire as the force’s new assistant chief constable.

Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Kathryn Holloway. Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Kathryn Holloway.

Dr Sebire – a former detective superintendent with the Metropolitan Police – had been working in the role on a temporary basis since November 2016, and has now been appointed permanently.

Assistant Chief Constable Sebire will take up the post with immediate effect. She has spoken of her honour at being appointed.

“I am honoured to have been appointed as ACC for this fantastic force – our officers and staff inspire me with their hard work and commitment,” she said.

“I am looking forward to continuing to work alongside them to make Bedfordshire a safer place for all our communities.”

Chief Constable Jon Boutcher was full of praise for Dr Sebire, and has said he is thrilled to be working alongside her on a permanent basis.

He said: “I am delighted to now be working alongside Jackie in this role permanently.

“She has worked tirelessly over the past 18 months to improve policing in Bedfordshire and is an extremely talented leader; her passion and commitment to policing is outstanding.”

Police and Crime Commissioner Kathryn Holloway echoed Boutcher’s thoughts.

“I am pleased that Jackie has been confirmed as the ACC for Bedfordshire Police,” she said.

“She has already delivered some fantastic work for the force and I am looking forward to continuing to work with her.”

Mrs Holloway also highlighted the important role Dr Sebire played in setting up the Vulnerable Adults Risk Assessment Conference, designed to safeguard the most vulnerable people in Bedfordshire.

Mrs Holloway said: “Jackie has a particular specialism in the field of looking after the most vulnerable.”

Mrs Holloway has also attended the launch of the Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s new national strategy to deal with serious violence, gang and knife crime.

The Beds police and crime commissioner said: “This strategy and the money that comes with it is, of course, welcome in Bedfordshire.

“What the force and I fully realise is that solutions to drive down knife and gang crime need to come from working with communities, not imposing our views on them.”

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