Derbyshire police reveal new Deputy Chief Constable

The new Deputy Chief Constable for Derbyshire has been named as Rachel Swann.

Rachel, who is the current Deputy Chief Constable for Northamptonshire Police, will join the force in February.

Rachel began her policing career with Leicestershire Police in 1994. Rising through the ranks, Rachel took a key command role for the Team GB Olympic training camp at Loughborough University as well as the Queen’s Jubilee visit to Leicester.

In 2015 Rachel joined Northamptonshire Police as Assistant Chief Constable before being promoted to Deputy Chief Constable in 2017.

Deputy Chief Constable Rachel Swann, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be appointed to the role of Deputy Chief Constable. Derbyshire Constabulary is a great force and I am so pleased that I will be part of it.

“I am really excited as the county is a great place to work and I am delighted that I will be serving the public of Derbyshire. 

“I would like to thank Northamptonshire Police for the really enjoyable time I have had there. I am grateful to them for giving me the first opportunity to become a chief officer, by appointing me as their Assistant Chief Constable and subsequently as Deputy Chief Constable.”

Chief Constable of Derbyshire Constabulary, Peter Goodman, said: “I am delighted to welcome Rachel to Derbyshire.

“Rachel’s service in Northamptonshire has been exemplary and I know this will continue when she takes on her new role here in the county.

“We had a number of very strong candidates for the role, however, Rachel’s broad range of skills, excellent operational abilities and commitment to inclusion, fairness and transparency set her apart.

“I know those skills, as well as the many others Rachel has gained over 24 years of service, will make her an excellent addition to the chief officer team.”

Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire, Hardyal Dhindsa, said:  “This is good news for Derbyshire residents and Derbyshire Constabulary.  I have known Rachel for some years and have been very impressed with her leadership style and professionalism. 

“She is clearly committed to improving policing services for the public and I look forward to working with her.”

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