New chief constable confirmed at West Mercia Police

The appointment of the new chief constable of West Mercia Police has today (July 13) been officially confirmed by the police and crime panel.

Jul 13, 2021
By Tony Thompson
Pippa Mills and John Campion

Current Essex Police Deputy Chief Constable Pippa Mills was chosen by police and crime commissioner  John Campion for the post, following a vigorous selection process process.

She will take up her position in September 2021, when current Chief Constable Anthony Bangham retires after 30 years of service.

Mr Campion said “I am delighted that Pippa Mills has been confirmed to be the next chief constable. I am impressed with her vision to deliver improvements in policing for our communities. I am confident she will maximise on the additional investment I have made in policing, helping our communities to be safe and feel safe. Outstanding leadership is key, in ensuring the force tackles crime effectively and delivers for the public. I am grateful to Anthony for his excellent services to policing over the past five years and I am looking forward to the future with Pippa.”

Ms Mills said” “I am incredibly proud to have been confirmed as the first female chief constable of West Mercia Police. I look forward to commencing in the force in September and give my commitment to lead the women and men of West Mercia Police to work with our communities and partners to deliver quality policing services.”

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