One of the principal responsibilities of a Police and Crime Commissioner is to appoint the Chief Constable for the local force. In June 2021 I was delighted to select Debbie Tedds to be the new Chief Constable of Warwickshire Police – the first woman to hold the role in the more than 160-year history of the county police force.
“It is my absolute privilege to be the Chief Constable of Warwickshire Police, a force that is committed to providing the very highest standards of care and protection to our communities. It is our duty to deliver the public’s priorities as set out in this Police and Crime Plan; to fight crime, reduce harm and ensure better justice for all and we will do this by providing an effective, efficient and visible service.
“We want you to feel safe whether you live, work or are travelling in Warwickshire. We have a fantastic police force with an incredible workforce who collectively will continue to work with our communities to make people feel even safer.
“Investment in Warwickshire Police has been critical in increasing our police officer numbers to record levels. This ensures we are in a really strong place to respond to the challenges of modern day policing, allocating our skilled resources accordingly in the fight against crime.
“At the heart of our policing service is a clear focus on preventing crime, protecting the public, responding quickly and giving you the confidence Warwickshire is as safe as it can be. The investment and changes we have made and will continue to make will help us to do this. The increased workforce enables us to deliver a more accessible service to our communities in preventing crime and safeguarding the most vulnerable.
“To protect our diverse communities, we will continue to actively listen and develop to improve the ways in which you can engage with us, to ensure we understand how we provide the best possible service.
“I am tremendously proud to lead Warwickshire Police, a team of dedicated officers, staff and volunteers who serve with pride and professionalism. We are collectively committed to working closely with the Police and Crime Commissioner, Philip Seccombe, in order to deliver this Police and Crime Plan.”
Chief Constable Debbie Tedds