Chief Constable to leave Wiltshire for new job
Wiltshire Police Chief Constable Mike Veale has been chosen as the preferred candidate for the role of Chief Constable of Cleveland Police - he has accepted this offer. This is now subject to confirmation from their Police and Crime Panel - which meets on January 23 to confirm the appointment.
Chief Constable Veale said: “It has been a very difficult decision to make, after serving here in Wiltshire for 13 years and the wider West Country for almost 34 years."
“However, I feel it is the right time for a new challenge and it is for that reason that I plan to make this move. I would like to publicly thank my officers and staff for their unwavering support for me during my tenure as Wiltshire Police Chief Constable."
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon, Angus Macpherson, thanked Mike Veale "...tremendously for his unwavering commitment and dedication to this Force over the last 13 years."
“Since 2015, he has been an excellent Chief Constable and has guided Wiltshire Police through immense change to a position where it is amongst the top performing forces in the country, with consistent grading’s of good through inspections by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary."
The date for Chief Constable Veale's move is still subject to discussion.