Police chief to stand down in 2023

THE Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police, Kier Pritchard, has announced his intention to retire from his role next year at what will be the end of his 30 years’ service.
Kier, who has been Chief Constable since March 2018, said he would stand down in June 2023 in order to ‘look to the next stage of my life with my family’.

“I have served with Wiltshire Police for my entire career,” he said. “The opportunity to lead this Force as Chief has been the greatest privilege of my professional career.
“It really has been an honour serving the communities of Wiltshire. This county is very close to my heart – it is my home, it is where my family have grown up, and it is also where I followed in the footsteps of my late father in joining Wiltshire Police at the age of 19 in 1993.
“Taken together, we have provided over 60 years of continued public service.
“It has always been my intention to retire at 30 years’ service so that I can look to
the next stage of my life with my family.”
As the chair of the Local Resilience Forum in the county, Chief Constable Pritchard has helped guide partner agencies and the Force through the challenges of many major incidents, including the policing response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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