Hampshire Constabulary has announced the appointment of a new Assistant Chief Constable.
If you’re now picturing a grizzled old thieftaker with a bottle of whisky in his top drawer and a no-nonsense attitude to policing, well, think again…
ACC Maggie Blyth, who started her policing career with the force just 4 years ago, is returning to Hampshire after serving in the same role with Wiltshire Police.
Yes, that’s not a typo. She’s been in the job less time than I’ve had a Netflix account.
Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney (Ed: anyone else sensing a pattern emerging?) said:
“I am delighted to announce that Maggie will be returning to Hampshire Constabulary as an Assistant Chief Constable for Local Policing and Public Protection.
“She already has an excellent understanding of our force, having been a district commander in Portsmouth and we are looking forward to her taking up her new post.”
And what amazing qualities does she bring to the role?
“Having worked with Maggie, I know her exceptional leadership skills, partnership and vulnerability background will be a great benefit to the force.”
Anyone know what a ‘vulnerability background’ is..? And why it would be necessary for this role?