February 22nd, 2013 |
New Chief Constable
You can see more about him on the Police and Crime Commisioners blog here. He takes over on May 3rd:
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stephen Kavanagh said: “I feel hugely privileged to have been selected as the next Chief Constable of Essex Police. I greatly look forward to working alongside the Police and Crime Commissioner and everyone in the force to deliver our shared vision for policing and keeping our communities safe.
“I was born and bred in Essex, and I feel very proud to have been presented with this opportunity.”
The Police Oracle website writes about it here and describes him as “much respected”:
The officer started his career in policing in 1985 as a constable in Met before being promoted to detective sergeant in investigative and forensic management positions.
He was a founding member of the Racial and Violent Crime Task Force where he helped to write the ACPO Race/Hate Crime Manual following the Stephen Lawrence inquiry.
He became homicide SIO in 1998 before climbing the ranks to DAC for Territorial Policing in April 2011, after completing his Strategic Command Course at Bramshill. He also gained an MPhil in Criminology at Wolfson College in Cambridge.
The officer became DAC for Specialist Operations in November 2012, and has had the responsibility for several high-profile ongoing investigations.