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Hampshire's top cop to leave force
HAMPSHIRE’S top cop will leave the force to take up a position as the chief executive of the new national College of Policing.
It is thought he will leave the force early next year, although a date has not yet been confirmed.
Mr Marshall joined in October 16, 2008, from Thames Valley Police. He will retain his rank in his new role.
In a statement, he said: “It will be a real wrench to leave Hampshire next year.
“This is a place where I feel very much at home, where I have been made to feel very welcome, and where I have worked with colleagues who are highly professional and genuinely care about the people they serve.”
He added: “This appointment is a fantastic opportunity to replace bureaucracy and unnecessary policies in policing with practical, common sense approaches based on the evidence of what works.
“By the time I leave, we will have seen five consecutive years of crime reduction in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Over this period, anti-social behaviour has gone down and we have caught more of the serious criminals.”
His appointment comes less than a month before the election of the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
The £85,000-a-year position will replace the Hampshire Police Authority and will be responsible for picking the new chief constable for Hampshire Constabulary.