Leicestershire Constabulary chief Matt Baggott narrowly missed out on becoming head of the West Midlands police earlier this year. He is a strong advocate of the type of community-style policing favoured by the Northern Ireland Policing Board, the PSNI’s independent scrutiny body which will ultimately select Sir Hugh’s replacement. He spent the first 20 years of his service in the Metropolitan Police and later became assistant chief constable in the West Midlands. He worked with former PSNI Chief Constable Sir Ronnie Flanagan on the National Review of Policing. He is president of the Christian Police Association, and vice president of the National Association of Police Chaplains.