The Acting Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, Neil Rhodes, has been suspended.
Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick’s office released a statement saying he “has been made aware of potential conduct matters” involving Mr Rhodes.
It said: “The commissioner can confirm that Mr Rhodes has been suspended from duty while investigations are being considered.
“It should be emphasised that suspension is a neutral act and it should not be inferred from the decision to suspend that the potential conduct matters have been proven.
“Following consultation with the Independent Police Complaints Commission, the matters in question have been referred to them.”
Deputy Chief Constable Alec Wood has been appointed Acting Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police with immediate effect.