5 January 2022
Leicestershire Police Chief Constable to retire from the force this Spring
Leicestershire Police Chief Constable Simon Cole has announced he is retiring from the force this Spring.
CC Cole is the UK’s longest serving Chief Constable having been in post since 2010.
Paying tribute, Adam Commons, Chair of Leicestershire Police Federation, said: “Mr Cole will be a very hard act to follow. Since he first started, he has always been approachable and visited staff across the force regularly, listening to their concerns and took the time to talk to people.
“He has led us through periods of Government austerity and more recently an unprecedented global pandemic.
“I’m very lucky to have had him as Chief Constable since I took over as Branch Chair. While we might not always agree on everything, I’ve always been able to pick up the phone and talk things through which has been a huge benefit for all our members.
“I’ve also shared numerous special occasions with him, from Long Service Medals to the Unity Tour and Police Memorial Day. His contribution to our Force is immeasurable and on behalf of myself, Secretary Jon Carter-Lang and all at the Federation, we wish him all the best in a very well-deserved retirement when he steps down.”
CC Cole said: “It has been a great honour to lead Leicestershire Police since 2010 and serve the communities in which I grew up.
“I am proud to have served with officers, staff and volunteers who give so much every day. I would like to thank my colleagues for their tireless dedication, commitment and professionalism.
“Every day for more than a decade their unstoppable acts of bravery, compassion and determination have motivated me. They have reminded me daily why I became a police officer and the positive difference it makes. It has been a privilege to lead this force in such a vibrant city and two stunningly beautiful counties.”
More here https://www.leics.police.uk/news/leicestershire/news/2022/january/uks-longest-serving-police-chief-to-retire-in-spring/