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New Deputy Chief for Warwickshire

Former Assistant Chief Constable, Alex Franklin-Smith, has been appointed as the force?s new Deputy Chief Constable.
Published - 04/04/2022 By - Cachella Smith

DCC Franklin-Smith began his policing career in 2002 with Surrey before he transferred to Warwickshire in 2007.

A year later, in 2008, he joined the National High Potential Development Scheme and worked in various uniform and detective roles up to the rank of Superintendent.

In 2012 he was seconded to the National Crime Agency before returning to Warwickshire to take up the post of Director of Intelligence. In this role, he led a programme of work which enabled the UK’s first national tasking and co-ordination arrangements for law enforcement.

He was appointed Chief Superintendent in 2015, and A/CC in 2018.

He is currently the national lead for burglary.

Chief Constable Debbie Tedds said: “The substantive appointment of Alex as our new DCC is an important one for the force. Alex has a wealth of experience and operational knowledge, change leadership and great understanding of the communities of Warwickshire.

"It is a privilege and honour to see Alex secure this permanent role and I know he will continue to demonstrate the leadership, integrity and focus he has done throughout his career in policing.”

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire, Philip Seccombe, added: “This is a great appointment for the force and many congratulations to Alex.

"His leadership skills, professional approach and experience will bring great benefits to the force in its commitment to effectively prevent and respond to crime and reassure communities in Warwickshire.”

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