Herts Chief Special Officer retires

Special Constabulary Chief Officer David Tewkesbury

Special Constabulary Chief Officer David Tewkesbury - Credit: Archant

A leading member of Hertfordshire’s Special Constabulary has retired.

David Tewkesbury, 49, formerly of York Road in Stevenage, has decided to quit the force to move to Brighton.

He joined the Special Constabulary in 1988 at the age of 22 when he was working as an Operations Analyst for CSC, a technology outsourcing company.

Mr Tewkesbury says he had always been interested in joining the police from an early age but wasn’t sure if he was suitable, so applied to become a Special Constable.

He said: “Being the Special Chief Officer has been has been one of the proudest and privileged moments of my life, however sadly I can no longer give the role the commitment and time it needs.

“Being part of Hertfordshire’s Special Constabulary has had a significant and positive impact on my personal and business life. I have become more confident, able to deal with any situation and have improved my interpersonal skills immensely.

“Hertfordshire’s Special Constabulary is an amazing organisation. The commitment, dedication and energy of all officers is something I have not experienced outside of the force. I’ve worked with some excellent people and I wish to thank everyone for their support of me and the Special Constabulary.”

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Colleague Carl Foster, who will serve as temporary Chief Officer in Mr Tewkesbury’s absence, said: “David made a significant impact during his time as Special Chief Officer, pouring energy and passion into the role and encouraging further integration, professionalism and recruitment.

“I look forward to developing this work further and continuing to position Hertfordshire’s Special Constabulary as a national example of best practice.”

Further information about Hertfordshire Constabulary can be found by visiting the Police and Crime Commissioner’s website www.hertscommissioner.org

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