Chief Constable Sara Thornton: â€œHaving been formally offered the position of Chair for the National Police Chiefsâ€™ Council, I look forward to leading this new body and influencing policing at a national level.
â€œIt will be a privilege and challenge to guide the new organisation in its vital role.
â€œI have been with Thames Valley Police for 14 years and so it is with a heavy heart that I will be leaving the Force. I could happily stay here, but there is a sense of which it is time to move on and face a new challenge.
â€œI will be genuinely sad to leave such a fantastic Force and such a wonderful group of people, and will miss serving the public of the Thames Valley.â€