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Proposed Beds Chief announced

DCC Trevor Rodenhurst has been announced as the PCC?s preferred candidate.
Published - 08/11/2022 By - Cachella Smith

DCC Rodenhurst has been with the force three years since being appointed DCC in 2019. He began his career with Hertfordshire Constabulary in 1994 and has been serving as Acting Chief Constable since September following the announcement that current chief constable Garry Forsyth was set to retire.

Prior to joining Bedfordshire, Mr Rodenhurst led the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit, he currently holds the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for Regional Organised Crime Units and Undercover Policing.

His force role has responsibility for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Joint Protective Services.

Bedfordshire PCC Festus Akinbusoye said: “I am very pleased to announce Trevor Rodenhurst as my preferred candidate for the role of Bedfordshire’s Chief Constable. My office has ensured that the selection process was extremely thorough and put Trevor through his paces.

“I was particularly heartened by the feedback from the two stakeholder groups who described Trevor as calm under pressure, courageous in his decision making, a good listener and very values centred. My own observation of his performance at interview was of a commensurate strategic leader with a firm grip of the challenges that we face in policing and the criminal justice system.

“Since being elected last year, I have had the pleasure of working with Trevor, and I know that he has the drive and passion to take Bedfordshire Police, and the collaborative functions he will have oversight of, into an exciting new era of innovation and continued improvement. I have every confidence that under Trevor’s leadership the force with go from strength to strength.”

He will be confirmed in post next month.

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