ACC Rob Price
Rob Price has been appointed assistant chief constable of Kent Police – joining the force from a similar role in Surrey.
ACC Price will have responsibility for local policing and partnerships, which includes crime reduction, tackling anti-social behaviour and youth offending.
He initially joined the police in 1985 at Avon and Somerset.
In 1991 he was promoted to sergeant and inspector in 1996.
In 2001, he joined Surrey Police as a chief inspector and was promoted to superintendent the same year, being promoted to chief superintendent in 2003.
He is also the national lead for the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) reform team.
He has headed a number of high profile incidents, including the attempted murder of Abigail Witchalls and high profile protests at both Heathrow and Gatwick.
He also led the policing of a European Union meeting, having responsibility for the security of 32 presidents and heads of state, whilst facilitating the access of 1500 European media representatives.
Kent Policeâ€™s Chief Constable Ian Learmonth said: â€œRob was appointed after a tough selection process, with five strong candidates.
â€œHe has a wealth of operational policing experience which is suited to meet the challenges in Kent over the next few years.â€
Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent, Ann Barnes, added: â€œMr Price has a long history of public service and Iâ€™m confident he will be a real asset to the force. Iâ€™m sure he will continue to stand by his commitment to deliver a first class policing service to the local communities of Kent.â€
Rob Price named as Kent Policeâ€™s assistant chief constable
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