The deputy chief constable of Hampshire Constabulary is retiring a year after transferring from Surrey Police, his force has confirmed.
DCC Craig Denholm (pictured) will leave the role towards the end of 2014. He was appointed in April last year following the promotion of Andy Marsh to chief constable.
Hampshire Constabulary has now advertised for DCC Denholmâ€™s replacement on its website â€“ the role has a salary of Â£128,520 and is a five-year fixed-term appointment.
In a letter to prospective candidates in the application pack, CC Marsh said: â€œI am looking for someone who can work alongside me to lead an exciting and challenging phase of change while maintaining and building upon the excellent services and public confidence for which Hampshire has such a strong reputation.â€
The selection process for the shortlisted officers is due to take place on August 28.
DCC Denholm, who is retiring after 32 years of service, had hit the headlines shortly before his Hampshire appointment following an Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation into his conduct and that of a Surrey Police colleague.
The probe focused on knowledge and subsequent actions concerning an allegation that the now defunct News of the World tabloid hacked the voicemail of murdered teenager Milly Dowler in 2002. He was given words of advice following the probe.
The experienced officer started his policing career in 1984 with the Metropolitan Police before moving to Hampshire and finally settling at Surrey Police in 2001.
He took up the deputy chief role at the force seven years later.
At the time of DCC Denholmâ€™s Hampshire appointment CC Marsh said: â€œCraig is a very capable deputy chief constable with a good track record of leadership and delivery of excellent policing services.â€