Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes has formally announced that Jerry Graham, Deputy Chief Constable of Cumbria, will take up the permanent position of Chief Constable for Cumbria from 1 August 2014.
Mr Rhodes said, “I am delighted to confirm Mr Jerry Graham as the next Chief Constable of Cumbria. He impressed us with his sound knowledge and significant experience of the county and its communities, as well as his obvious commitment to our shared vision to make Cumbria an even safer place to live, work and visit.
“I look forward to working with him to take forward the long-term plans for policing over the next few years, in line with my Police and Crime Plan.”
Jerry Graham said, “I am honoured to be given the opportunity to lead Cumbria Constabulary as Chief Constable and I consider it a privilege to serve the public of Cumbria in this important role.
“I look forward to working with the Police and Crime Commissioner, to deliver his Police and Crime Plan to keep the communities within Cumbria safe.
“I am proud of Cumbria Constabulary, whilst there are a number of challenges ahead we are a dynamic organisation and I am confident and optimistic we can meet these challenges.”