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Amanda Pearson confirmed as the Dorset Police Chief Constable

Dorset’s Police and Crime Panel has approved the selection of Amanda Pearson as the next Chief Constable of Dorset Police.

Amanda Pearson, who has most recently been serving as Temporary Assistant Commissioner in the Metropolitan Police Service, was confirmed by the panel on Thursday 2 February.

She will take over the role from Scott Chilton, who leaves Dorset to become the new Chief Constable for Hampshire.

Police and Crime Commissioner David Sidwick, who proposed Amanda Pearson to the panel following a rigorous selection process, said: "I am delighted that Amanda will be the next Chief Constable of Dorset and I would like to formally congratulate her.

“What Dorset needs is a Chief Constable who will drive forward and deliver on the Police and Crime Plan and policing vision that is already fundamentally delivering for the people of Dorset. I want Dorset to be the safest county and I know that Amanda shares that ambition.”

Amanda Pearson has been in policing since 1993, working across several forces including Hampshire Constabulary, the City of London Police and Thames Valley Police. Most recently she has been with the Metropolitan Police Service and is the National Police Chief Constables’ lead for stop and search. Amanda became a chief officer in 2018 and lives in Dorset.

Amanda Pearson said: “I am honoured that I will have the opportunity to lead Dorset Police as the Chief Constable and I cannot wait to get started in the role. I am very much looking forward to working with the Police and Crime Commissioner and alongside some excellent officers, staff and volunteers to achieve our shared ambition of making Dorset the safest county.”

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