Permanent Chief Constable confirmed

Dorset’s Police and Crime Panel has confirmed that current Chief Constable James Vaughan will continue the job in a permanent capacity.

James Vaughan, who was awarded a Queen’s Police Medal in the 2019 New Year’s Honours list, was appointed to the role at a Confirmation Hearing by the panel at County Hall in Dorchester on Thursday 7 February.

Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill, who interviewed Mr Vaughan for the role and proposed him to the panel, said: "I am delighted with the decision to appoint James Vaughan as the permanent Chief Constable of Dorset and I would like to congratulate him."

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