Search for county's new top cop begins

First published in Echo News by

THE search for the county's new top cop will begin immediately.

Current Chief Constable Jim Barker-McCardle announced his decision to leave Essex Police last month.

He told of the decision in a letter to all of the candidates standing for election for police and crime commissioner.

Nick Alston, the new police and crime commissioner, revealed the Chief Constable will leave on May 3 this year.

The search for his replacement will begin immediately.

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4:13pm Thu 20 Dec 12

fletch12107 says...

Job description will include "must be able to manage on a yearly reduced budget, must be thick skinned to take orders from a PCC elected by 10% of eligible voters and must be able to stay in the post long enough to move everyone around and then put them back in the same place when the music stops". Due to cutbacks a knighthood may not be " a given" as with previous Chief Constables.
Job description will include "must be able to manage on a yearly reduced budget, must be thick skinned to take orders from a PCC elected by 10% of eligible voters and must be able to stay in the post long enough to move everyone around and then put them back in the same place when the music stops". Due to cutbacks a knighthood may not be " a given" as with previous Chief Constables. fletch12107
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4:14pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Eric Whim says...

I know, lets have an election
I know, lets have an election Eric Whim
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4:22pm Thu 20 Dec 12

mirokou says...

Candidate must be able to say "Yes" at every request and suggestion. If candidate at any stage says "No , we can't do that " immediate dismissal will be forthcoming , this will allow all other agencies , particularly the NHS sectors to lay blame at the feet of the Police and avoid all criticism.
Candidate must be able to say "Yes" at every request and suggestion. If candidate at any stage says "No , we can't do that " immediate dismissal will be forthcoming , this will allow all other agencies , particularly the NHS sectors to lay blame at the feet of the Police and avoid all criticism. mirokou
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4:22pm Thu 20 Dec 12

mirokou says...

Candidate must be able to say "Yes" at every request and suggestion. If candidate at any stage says "No , we can't do that " immediate dismissal will be forthcoming , this will allow all other agencies , particularly the NHS sectors to lay blame at the feet of the Police and avoid all criticism.
Candidate must be able to say "Yes" at every request and suggestion. If candidate at any stage says "No , we can't do that " immediate dismissal will be forthcoming , this will allow all other agencies , particularly the NHS sectors to lay blame at the feet of the Police and avoid all criticism. mirokou
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5:30pm Thu 20 Dec 12

notinwestcliffanymore says...

plenty of candidates on here,
plenty of candidates on here, notinwestcliffanymore
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6:35pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Carnabackable says...

Not only in Essex, are there vacancies for Chief Constables, look at Suffolk and Hampshire, as well as Avon and Somerset, seems the new crime commissioners have dealt an insulting blow, shame they won't be able to fill those boots of experience and knowledge...
Not only in Essex, are there vacancies for Chief Constables, look at Suffolk and Hampshire, as well as Avon and Somerset, seems the new crime commissioners have dealt an insulting blow, shame they won't be able to fill those boots of experience and knowledge... Carnabackable
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8:03pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Brunning999 says...

fletch12107 wrote:
Job description will include "must be able to manage on a yearly reduced budget, must be thick skinned to take orders from a PCC elected by 10% of eligible voters and must be able to stay in the post long enough to move everyone around and then put them back in the same place when the music stops". Due to cutbacks a knighthood may not be " a given" as with previous Chief Constables.
Exactly the truth there.
[quote][p][bold]fletch12107[/bold] wrote: Job description will include "must be able to manage on a yearly reduced budget, must be thick skinned to take orders from a PCC elected by 10% of eligible voters and must be able to stay in the post long enough to move everyone around and then put them back in the same place when the music stops". Due to cutbacks a knighthood may not be " a given" as with previous Chief Constables.[/p][/quote]Exactly the truth there. Brunning999
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8:04pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Brunning999 says...

I forgot must be a member of the Tory party or at least their partner must be a member.
I forgot must be a member of the Tory party or at least their partner must be a member. Brunning999
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9:07pm Thu 20 Dec 12

asbo industries inc says...

what a miserable bunch. i got some rusty razor blades for you....running a hot bath.
what a miserable bunch. i got some rusty razor blades for you....running a hot bath. asbo industries inc
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9:39pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Nebs says...

If nobody was appointed, and it was left to the senior officer in each area, would anyone notice the difference.
If nobody was appointed, and it was left to the senior officer in each area, would anyone notice the difference. Nebs
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7:35am Fri 21 Dec 12

Ian P says...

Nebs wrote:
If nobody was appointed, and it was left to the senior officer in each area, would anyone notice the difference.
The senior officer might.
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: If nobody was appointed, and it was left to the senior officer in each area, would anyone notice the difference.[/p][/quote]The senior officer might. Ian P
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8:36am Fri 21 Dec 12

notinwestcliffanymore says...

Nebs wrote:
If nobody was appointed, and it was left to the senior officer in each area, would anyone notice the difference.
if itwas left to a chimp at the local zoo would you notice
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: If nobody was appointed, and it was left to the senior officer in each area, would anyone notice the difference.[/p][/quote]if itwas left to a chimp at the local zoo would you notice notinwestcliffanymore
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