‘I am delighted’ – New Hertfordshire police chief announced

Charlie Hall will be Hertfordshire's new chief constable

Charlie Hall will be Hertfordshire's new chief constable - Credit: Lenore Everson

A new police chief to lead the fight against crime in Hertfordshire has been appointed – current Norfolk number two officer Charlie Hall.

Meeting this week, the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Panel approved the choice of police and crime commissioner David Lloyd – who favoured the deputy chief constable of Norfolk.

Hertfordshire’s current chief constable, Andy Bliss, announced his retirement in June, and his replacement will take up office in October.

Mr Hall said: “I am delighted that the panel has endorsed my candidacy for chief constable in Hertfordshire and would like to thank members for their support.

“I look forward to working closely with the commissioner, officers and staff at the constabulary, partner organisations and the public in the years to come.”

Mr Lloyd said: “I am very pleased that the panel members confirmed my choice of candidate. Charlie Hall is a highly experienced and well regarded chief police officer and I look forward to working with him in the coming years.”