January 3, 2012 12.01 pm This story is over 144 months old

Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable to retire

Happy retirement: Lincolnshire Police’s Chief Constable will be retiring this year.

Lincolnshire Police’s Chief Constable Richard Crompton has announced he will be retiring this year.

Crompton has been a part of Lincolnshire Police since August 2004, having previously worked at forces such as Cumbria, Devon and Cornwall.

He is leaving Lincolnshire Police for both personal and professional reasons, but feels that now it is time to step aside to allow someone else to take control.

The Chief Constable, who started as the Deputy Chief Constable at the service, has seen Lincolnshire Police through tough budget cuts, redundancies, and force restructuring throughout the East Midlands.

Crompton will be with the force until April, when the authority will take up a new contract with a strategic partner–he believes this will be the opportunity for fresh leadership to develop the new relationship.

To see what Richard Crompton said about his last year as a Chief Constable, read his Reflections column.