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Appointment of new Deputy Chief Constable

We have appointed a new Deputy Chief Constable following a competitive selection process.

Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) Jonathan Roy, from Merseyside Police, will take over from Deputy Chief Constable Emma Barnett, KPM, when she retires in December.

He’s been an ACC since 2019 and will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from his 29 years in policing.

As ACC at Merseyside, Jonathan (Jon) is responsible for local policing, including proactive and preventative policing, serious violence reduction, and has been Gold commander for a number of key sporting events, most recently the Open Golf Championship this summer. Jon is also responsible for criminal justice at Merseyside, and is the NPCC lead for bail.

Chief Constable Chris Noble has welcomed the appointment saying: “I am delighted that Jon will be joining us as Deputy Chief Constable later this year as he will bring considerable skills and experience to Staffordshire.

“He has substantial experience across a wide range of policing areas, is a strong leader and has delivered an impressive range of performance improvements during his time at Merseyside, delivering the very best outcomes for local communities.

“These will be invaluable to this force as we continue to work towards our vision of being an outstanding local police service that cares.”

ACC Jon Roy said: “I’m absolutely delighted, and humbled, to have been selected to the role of Deputy Chief Constable, and I would like to thank the Chief Constable for showing his faith in my ability to make a positive difference. Staffordshire Police has a strong reputation, and I am committed to delivering an outstanding police service to the people of the county, working closely with our stakeholders. I can’t wait to join my new colleagues and get started.”


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