Temporary chief constable only person to apply for vacant top job at Lincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Neil Rhodes.
Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Neil Rhodes.
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Only one person has applied for the role of chief constable of Lincolnshire Police.

Neil Rhodes, who is currently temporary chief constable of the force, was the only person to have applied for the permanent role by Friday’s deadline.

Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick, who is recruiting the new chief constable, suspended Mr Rhodes in January for allegedly mishandling the employment tribunal of a lawyer from another force.

Mr Rhodes was subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing in an independent inquiry.

He has always stated his intention to apply for the permanent chief constable role.

Mr Hardwick said: “I have received one application for the position of chief constable from temporary chief constable Neil Rhodes. I look forward to working with members of the selection panel and assessing his application.

“An interview is scheduled for November 18. The appointment of chief constable is subject to a public confirmation hearing to be held by the police and crime panel on December 6.”