30/06/2014

PSNI Chief Constable Begins New Role

The new PSNI Chief Constable has officially started his role today.

George Hamilton has taken over from Matt Baggott who announced his retirement in January.

In a video message, Mr Hamilton said: "I joined the police service to keep people safe and it's that same motivation that drove me to apply for the job of Chief Constable.

"This is my home, I grew up here and I raised my family here. I'm both a member of your community and a police officer charged with serving your community.
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"I work for you, as do all the officers and staff of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. We are your police service."

Mr Hamilton is due to meet members of the Policing Board today.

(CD/JP)

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