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New Assistant Chief Constable appointed for Warwickshire Police

Chief Constable Martin Jelley QPM has today (Thursday 2 May) appointed Chief Superintendent Debbie Tedds as the force's new Assistant Chief Constable (ACC).

Making the announcement, Chief Constable Jelley said: "It is an absolute pleasure and privilege to be able to offer Debbie the position of ACC.

"Her appointment follows a rigorous recruitment process and Debbie demonstrated exceptional qualities and experience, which I know will be of huge value to Warwickshire.

"She is extremely passionate about the force and Warwickshire communities and will start in post, effective as of 6 May 2019."

Speaking of her appointment, Debbie said: "I am incredibly proud and honoured to serve as a Warwickshire officer, in the county I was born and grew up in, which is most definitely my home.

"I am therefore extremely dedicated and committed to protecting the communities of Warwickshire and supporting my colleagues across the force to achieve this.

"I am thrilled and over the moon to have achieved my dream position in the force I love and cannot wait to get started."

Debbie grew up in Leamington and joined Warwickshire Police in 1989. She has served across Warwickshire in a variety of roles and departments.

She progressed through the ranks, being the first female Warwickshire officer to achieve the rank of Detective Inspector working within Reactive CID, Proactive CID, Intelligence and setting up the Protecting Vulnerable Persons unit.

In 2011, Debbie was seconded to Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) as a Specialist Staff Officer leading on Vulnerability and, in particular, Child Protection.

On returning to Warwickshire, Debbie was appointed as the Policing Area Commander for South Warwickshire prior to being promoted in 2015 as Chief Superintendent and performing roles across the alliance, heading up the Assurance and Service Improvement function and most recently delivering the role of Head of Crime and Operations.

Debbie was successful at the Senior Police National Assessment Centre in November 2018 and graduated as the first Warwickshire female officer of the Strategic Command Course in March this year.

Issued: 12.30pm, Thursday 2 May, Laura Maltby, Corporate Communications

Published 02/05/19