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.
Donate to keep Slugger lit!
For over 20 years, Slugger has been an independent place for debate and new ideas. We have published over 40,000 posts and over one and a half million comments on the site. Each month we have over 70,000 readers. All this we have accomplished with only volunteers we have never had any paid staff.
Slugger does not receive any funding, and we respect our readers, so we will never run intrusive ads or sponsored posts. Instead, we are reader-supported. Help us keep Slugger independent by becoming a friend of Slugger.
While we run a tight ship and no one gets paid to write, we need money to help us cover our costs.
If you like what we do, we are asking you to consider giving a monthly donation of any amount, or you can give a one-off donation. Any amount is appreciated.