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Northamptonshire's Assistant Chief Constable James Andronov retires

ACC Andronov leaves the force after four years in the post.
Published - 08/04/2021 By - Chloe Livadeas

ACC Andronov officially leaves the force on May 1, after a 30-year policing career which started with West Midlands Police

His first posting was at Kings Heath Police Station in Birmingham in 1991 and he has servied in a broad range of local policing, investigative and operation roles mostly in the West Midlands.

After rising through the ranks to Chief Superintendent during his 26 years’ service with West Midlands Police, he transferred to Northamptonshire in May 2017, to join the Chief Officer team as Assistant Chief Constable.

During his time with the force, ACC Andronov has led crime, intelligence, and public protection teams and overseen the force’s Digital Strategy, then more recently focussing on local policing, the Force Control Room and Specialist Operations.

ACC Andronov said: “I have been lucky enough to serve in so many great roles in two brilliant forces, serving alongside many incredible colleagues. I’m also proud of being part of the Chief Constable team in building pride again in what we do for the public in Northamptonshire.

He went on to say: “I am sad to be leaving the Force but at the same time, it also feels the right time for me to go. Although I have no firm plans, I am excited about the future and I’m really looking forward to the fresh challenge in front of me.

“I would like to pay tribute to the work of every colleague in Northamptonshire Police – particularly officers and staff in frontline roles, who continue to serve the public every day with incredible professionalism and dedication. 

“Finally, I would like to say thank you to everyone in the Force for their great work and support for me in my time with Northamptonshire Police.”

Chief constable Nick Adderley said: “It has been an immense pleasure to serve with James and to see first-hand the difference he has made to policing across the county. His passion for policing has never waned and his loyalty to the communities of Northamptonshire never questioned. 

“James has been instrumental in the development of local policing, our digital strategy, joint working with the Fire Service and in the design and implementation of many public scrutiny groups, allowing a real insight into the legitimacy and accountability of our actions.”

Police Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold also thanked ACC Andronov for his service.

He added: “James has been a key part of the leadership team during his time with Northamptonshire Police and I am very grateful for the role he has played in the changes that have reshaped the Force and helped make the county a safer place.”

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