Statement on retirement of Chief Constable

28 January 2019

Anne Connolly

The Chair of Policing Board, Anne Connolly, has expressed her regret at the retirement of Chief Constable George Hamilton.  Mrs Connolly said:  “It is with regret that the Chief Constable has today informed me of his intention to resign at the end of June 2019.  The Policing Board last week offered the Chief Constable a three year extension to his contract which he has decided not to take up, and the Board respects that decision.

 The Board now needs to put in place a process for the appointment of a Chief Constable and will consider this at its Board meeting on 6th February.”