Humberside Police Chief Constable Justine Curran has announced her retirement from policing.
The police chief has worked across the country, serving in Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Tayside and Humberside for almost four years.
Deputy Chief Constable Garry Forsyth has been temporarily promoted to the Chief Constable role while a successor is found.
Chief Constable Curran that the decision to leave the force was not an easy one.
She said: “I am proud of the significant impact we have achieved working every day to make Humberside safer and stronger. Humberside remains a very safe place to live, work and visit.
“However I feel the time is right for the next chapter and having discussed this with the Police and Crime Commissioner, who is about to launch the new Police and Crime plan, I feel that it is time to pass on the baton and let someone else lead the force to deliver the aims of this plan.
“I would like to thank my colleagues past and present, officers and staff for their commitment and support.”
Police and Crime Commissioner Keith Hunter said: “It is a mark of her commitment to Humberside Police and the public it serves that she has agreed to make way for a new Chief Constable who can tackle the continuing challenges the force faces, including those identified by HMIC in their reports over the last few years.
“As PCC, I wish her well and thank her for her service to the force.
“I am committed to tackling the issues the force faces as I made clear when I was elected.
“I now want to move swiftly to appoint a new Chief Constable who can lead Humberside Police on the next stage of its development.”