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New DCC for South Wales makes move from Northumbria

A Northumbria ACC is moving to South Wales to become the force?s new Deputy Chief Constable.
Published - 05/03/2021 By - Gary Mason

ACC Rachel Bacon’s appointment was confirmed this week and she will be taking up the post in the coming months. South Wales will be the fourth force she has served with.

Chief Constable Jeremy Vaughan said: “As an experienced Assistant Chief Constable in Northumbria Police, who also leads nationally for the National Police Chiefs Council on mental health, I am confident that Rachel will ensure that South Wales Police continues to strive towards being the best at understanding and responding to the needs of all of our communities.”

ACC Bacon joined Northumbria Police in June 2017 and is responsible for Criminal Justice, Crime, Safeguarding and the Regional Organised Crime Unit. Previously working in Sussex and Hampshire Police in a variety of roles she is an experienced SIO and was most recently Head of Crime and Safeguarding for Sussex together with leading a number of collaborated Specialist Crime units.

These included intelligence; organised crime; cyber and economic crime. ACC Bacon is an accredited Strategic Firearms and Public Order Commander and  a member of the National Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Committee as the NPCC lead for Age.

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