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Our chief constable

GarryForsythI joined Northamptonshire police in 1994 and was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 1997 performing a variety of roles at this rank. On promotion to Inspector with seven years service I assumed the role of Sector Commander and then Detective Inspector being the Senior Investigating Officer for a range of complex and interesting cases.

On promotion to Chief Inspector I undertook the role of Detective Chief Inspector followed by Chief Inspector of Operations in Northampton where I implemented the Operational Performance Group which was the central tenet of the force restructure.

In 2005 I joined Leicestershire Constabulary as Superintendent of the Operations Support Department attaining the rank of Chief Superintendent in 2006 and head of this department. In 2007 I was appointed Basic Command Unit Commander for South Leicestershire and was supported by over 400 staff in delivering all aspects of policing to the community.

Having successfully attended the Senior Police National Assessment Centre and having passed the Strategic Command Course in 2010 I was seconded to the Metropolitan Police Service as change manager on the Territorial Policing Development Programme before joining West Midlands Police in January 2011 as an Assistant Chief Constable.

In West Midlands Police I was the Geographic Policing lead for Birmingham and through my time there I held the portfolios of Crime and Intelligence, Local Policing and Contact, and Operations and Criminal Justice.

In 2015 I was appointed DCC in Humberside where I also served as temporary Chief Constable 4 months in 2017 prior to transferring to Bedfordshire as DCC before being appointed Chief Constable in July 2019.

I am the Vice chair of the NPCC Roads Policing portfolio and in my spare time enjoy golf, my dogs and my family.  

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