John Campbell is preferred candidate for Thames Valley Police chief constable

The current deputy chief constable for Thames Valley Police (TVP) has been selected as the proposed successor to Francis Habgood. 

Jan 15, 2019
By Serena Lander

John Campbell has served three decades for the police and joined TVP in 2010 following roles in Hampshire Constabulary from 1988, before transfering to West Midlands Police in 2001.  

In 2012, Mr Campbell was responsible for the policing of the Olympic events, including the South East regional phase of the Torch Relay, as an experienced operational commander and chief officer at the time. 

He is also the national lead on the police response to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear incidents and attacks. 

And he was awarded a Queen’s Police Medal in Her Majesty’s 2015 Birthday Honours. 

His appointment is subject to ratification by the police and crime panel at a confirmation hearing on February 1.  

Police and crime commissioner Anthony Stansfeld said: “After a detailed selection process I am delighted to announce that John Campbell is my preferred candidate to be appointed as the next chief constable for Thames Valley Police. I look forward to working closely with him in the future.” 

Mr Campbell said he felt privileged to be chosen as the preferred candidate for the post. 

“I am very proud to have been a chief officer with Thames Valley Police for more than eight years, and look forward to taking over from an outstanding chief constable in Francis Habgood. I hope to build on his successes in my tenure as chief. 

“It will be an honour to lead all those who work and volunteer for us so that we can continue to deliver a police force that protects the communities of the Thames Valley and gives the public the standard of service that they deserve.” 

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