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Bedfordshire appoints new Temporary Assistant Chief Constable

Bedfordshire Police appoints Sharn Basra as Temporary Assistant Chief Constable.
Published - 12/05/2020 By - Chloe Livadeas

T/ACC Basra started in the role yesterday (Monday 11 May) having made the move from Cambridgeshire where he was also a temporary ACC. He started his career with Bedfordshire Police joining the force in 1993.

He spent six years as a response officer and another six as a Detective Constable for the force. He then went on to become senior investigating officer on the Major Crime Unit, the head of the force’s Public Protection Unit and the area commander for the south of the county.

Chief Constable Garry Forsyth said: “I’m delighted to welcome T/ACC Basra back to Bedfordshire and to the force executive team. He has a wealth of experience as well as knowledge of key issues specific to our county, which I know will prove absolutely invaluable in driving forward our operational policing and keeping Bedfordshire safe at what is a challenging and unprecedented time.”

Police and Crime Commissioner Kathryn Holloway said:  “T/ACC Sharn Basra has been much missed while he was on assignment and I am absolutely certain that he will prove an exceptional asset in his new role within Bedfordshire Police. I’m personally delighted to see him back to join our strong Executive team, especially at such a challenging time." 

T/ACC Basa said: “For me policing is the best job ever. I would not change anything - it’s such a varied and rewarding career path and now more than ever there are so many different routes into policing, as well as endless opportunities once you’re in the force. 

“I’ve been lucky enough to do so many different roles during my time with the police, from being a bobby on the beat patrolling the streets of Luton, to leading murder investigations, to protecting some of the most vulnerable in society, and now as T/ACC managing the day to day delivery of operational policing across Bedfordshire.”

He has replaced ACC Jackie Sebire, who has been appointed as the new lead for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Joint Protective Services.

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