New inspector of constabulary named

1 Aug 16

Matthew Parr has today been named a new inspector of constabulary by home secretary Amber Rudd, and will oversee police forces in the London region as well as the National Crime Agency.

Parr most recently held the rank of rear-admiral in the Royal Navy, and was selected following a rigorous recruitment process. His selection was approved by the prime minister and the Queen.

He is replacing Stephen Otter in the post, which is also responsible for inspecting counter-terrorism and organised crime policing, as well as the British Transport Police and policing in Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man and Gibraltar.

Home secretary Amber Rudd, said she was delighted to confirm Parr in post.

“Matthew brings a wealth of expertise and experience from his career in the Royal Navy that will be invaluable in his new role and I look forward to working with him in the future,” she stated.

According to a statement, Parr has wide experience in a range of executive and command roles, including time spent as assistant chief of naval staff, and as a commanding officer.

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