Terence Grange has died following a long battle against cancer, Dyfed-Powys Police has confirmed.
Tributes have been paid to former chief constable of Dyfed-Powys Police, Terence Grange, who has died after a long battle against cancer.
The former ACPO lead for Child Abuse and the Management of Dangerous Offenders died on Friday May 18, the force revealed in a statement.
He had been the chief constable at the Welsh force for almost eight years â€“ joining in March 2000 and retiring in November 2007.
â€œThe work carried out by Terence Grange during the seven years he was Chief Constable of Dyfed-Powys has had a lasting impact throughout the UK.â€
Aged in his early sixties, Mr Grange was married with three daughters and two grandchildren.
Current chief constable at Dyfed-Powys Ian Arundale said: â€œI speak on behalf of the Force and Police Authority when I say that our thoughts and condolences are with Mr Grangeâ€™s wife and family at this sad time.
â€œThe work carried out by Terence Grange during the seven years he was Chief Constable of Dyfed Powys has had a lasting impact throughout the UK.
â€œHe was the lead officer for the police service in England and Wales on child abuse and the management of dangerous offenders.
â€œHe assisted in the creation of national police policy and legislation in these areas, and other issues involving violence within and outside families.
â€œHis work with the Probation Service and the National Offender Management Service was critical in creating arrangements for the monitoring of sex offenders in the community and with the government in piloting â€˜Sarahâ€™s Lawâ€™.â€
Mr Grange had joined the Army aged 15 and spent seven years in the parachute regiment before joining the Met.
He then transferred to Avon and Somerset Constabulary before joining the Welsh force.
Former Welsh Chief Dies