Shortlist for Chief Constable

The shortlist of applicants to succeed Sir Hugh Orde as Chief Constable has been revealed Adds Belfast Telegraph report. And BBC News profiles the five candidates.

One of the five is Bangor man Jim Gamble who is chief executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).
Also in the running is Bernard Hogan-Howe, chief constable of Merseyside.
The remaining three candidates are Jon Stoddart, chief constable of Durham;
Paul West, chief constable of West Mercia;
and Matt Baggott, chief constable of Leicestershire.

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  • Scaramoosh

    I’ll have a punt on gamble.

  • He’ll be in the top two anyway. Nice guy. Used to see him around Heathrow on his way back home on Friday evenings. And he’s maintained a bit of a local profile while he’s been in London.

  • Mark McGregor

    See the woman and/or southern hype was just that, hype.

  • Pete Baker


    There was an open application.

    Would you prefer tokenism or the best person for the job?

  • Harry Flashman

    Surely Gamble’s connection with the Operation Ore business which according to yesterday’s Guardian is unravelling a bit will be a blot in his copybook?

  • “Would you prefer tokenism or the best person for the job?”

    Would the best person make it through to the short-list?

    Will the best person still standing make it past the ‘erudite’ selection panel?

    And if he does. will he be able to break free of the political (and economic) shackles imposed by London and Dublin?

    PS Perhaps a Slugger blogger could comment on the latest strength of police service statistics and the implications for ‘front line’ policing.