Northamptonshire Police’s Deputy Chief Constable Martin Jelley will leave the force next year to take over the top job in Warwickshire.
DCC Jelley has been appointed as the Chief Constable of Warwickshire Police and will take over leadership in March 2015 when Andy Parker, the current Chief Constable, retires.
DCC Jelley joined Northamptonshire Police in October 2009 having previously served in Norfolk and Suffolk.
During the first three years as Assistant Chief Constable in Northamptonshire, DCC Jelley led the implementation and initial management of Operation Guardian, a large scale initiative that significantly reduced crimes of robbery, burglary and vehicle crime across the county.
In March 2013 DCC Jelley was promoted to his current role and leads on performance and strategic change. He is the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) national lead for Police Vetting.
Conservative MP for Northampton North Michael Ellis said: “I am delighted to hear this good news for Martin Jelley.
“He is a senior officer I worked with very closely on the extradition of Anxiang Du and I wish him all the best in Warwickshire.”