Assistant Chief Constable to leave Lincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire Police temporary Assistant Chief Constable Roger Bannister will leave the force to move on in the same role for Leicestershire Police from June.

Roger Bannister held the role in Lincolnshire since October 2010, and in March 2012 graduated from the Strategic Command Course.

He joined Lincolnshire Police in 1988 and progressed through the ranks both in uniformed operations and criminal investigation roles.

Roger said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Leicestershire Police. I have worked with the force on a number of occasions over the years and always found its officers and staff highly professional and talented.”

Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Neil Rhodes said he was delighted for Roger, but would be sad to see him leave the county.

“I have worked alongside Roger since he was a sergeant and it will be a real loss to Lincolnshire Police when he moves on. However, I am confident it is the right thing in relation to his career development and Leicestershire is gaining a tremendous asset,” Chief Constable Rhodes said.

Phil Kay, currently a Chief Superintendent with West Midlands Police, will transfer to Leicestershire Police as Assistant Chief Constable.

Simon Cole, Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police, said: “Over the past week we have carried out a competitive process involving a number of very strong candidates.

“I am delighted to welcome Roger and Phil to Leicestershire and am very much looking forward to working with them.

“I know they will bring new skills and experience to the force and am confident they will lead us through many of the challenges we face over the coming years,” Chief Constable Cole added.

Roger is married and has five year old twin boys. His many hobbies include mountaineering (which has included trips to Scotland, the Alps and the Himalayas) skiing, running and open water swimming.