New deputy chief constable Rachel Farrell appointed at Dorset Police

RACHEL Farrell has been selected as a permanent deputy chief constable at Dorset Police.

She was selected after a recruitment process chaired by the force chief constable, Amanda Pearson.

DCC Farrell has been carrying out the role on a temporary basis since the summer.

“I am delighted to announce that I have selected Rachel Farrell as our new deputy chief constable,” chief constable Pearson said.

“While Rachel has been covering the role in a temporary capacity, I am thrilled that we will continue working together for the good of our people, our communities and our partners.

Chief constable at Dorset Police, Amanda Pearson. Picture: Dorset Police

Chief constable at Dorset Police, Amanda Pearson. Picture: Dorset Police

“I would like to congratulate Rachel on her selection.

“Dorset Police has a strong and cohesive chief officer team, and this will bring stability to the organisation as we focus on making Dorset a safe county for everyone.”

Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner, David Sidwick, added: “This is an excellent selection and my sincere congratulations go to Rachel.

“I trust and respect her for the true public servant that she is and I very much look forward to the contribution she will bring as deputy chief constable to making Dorset the safest county in the UK.”

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