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West Midlands appoints new Deputy Chief Constable

West Midlands has announced Assistant Chief Constable Vanessa Jardine as their new Deputy Chief Constable.
Published - 21/05/2020 By - Chloe Livadeas

ACC Jardine will be replacing Louisa Rolfe, who is joining the Met as Assistant Commissioner next month.

ACC Jardine previously spent 25 years with Greater Manchester Police and gained some initial experience as an ACC on secondment with Northumbria Police.

She helped lead the force following the Manchester Arena terror attack in 2017.

Before this she headed up the public protection unit and played a key role in the transformation of the department to assist in providing the right support for victims of domestic violence and sexual offences.

Chief Constable Dave Thompson said: “I am delighted Vanessa will be my deputy. She succeeded in a talented field and is a dedicated and experienced officer whose work on the local policing portfolio has been exceptional.

“She will be a first-class DCC."

David Jamieson, the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner said: “I am delighted that Vanessa has been promoted, she will be an excellent DCC.

“Vanessa is a first rate officer who has a real wealth of experience over a distinguished career in policing. She knows the West Midlands and is dedicated to the communities of our great region.

“Vanessa will be key in delivering my police and crime plan focused on reducing crime and protecting the public. She will ensure that the West Midlands is a safe place to work, live and somewhere businesses want to invest."

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