New head of police appointed

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A NEW chief of police has been appointed for the county.

Deputy Chief Constable for Essex Police Andy Bliss will take over the post of Herts Chief Constable at the end of this month.

He will replace Frank Whiteley who is retiring.

Mr Bliss, 50, said: “I am really delighted to be joining Hertfordshire Constabulary as chief constable. It is an excellent force with a national reputation for good performance and innovation.

“My aim is to keep it that way and to build on the fine legacy that Frank Whiteley leaves. Reducing crime, catching criminals and keeping people safe will be our top priorities.”

Mr Bliss started his career with Sussex Police, joining in 1982 straight from university.