Cumbria to appoint Carden as police chief

June 16, 2023


Cumbria Constabulary’s Deputy Chief Constable of Rob Carden is set to take on the top job at the force.
He will succeed Chief Constable Michelle Skeer, who will move in a dual role as His Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary in England and Wales and Inspector of Fire and Rescue in England.
Carden, who beame DCCin March last year, has more than 30 years’ policing experience.
Cumbria’s police, fire and crime commissioner Peter McCall said: “The candidates for chief constable demonstrated exceptional knowledge and a passion for policing, this was a competitive process which makes the selection process a difficult decision for the appointments panel.
“I am pleased to announce Rob Carden as my preferred candidate for chief constable.”
Skeer added: “I would like to offer my congratulations to Rob for being the preferred candidate for the next chief constable for Cumbria.
“I have enjoyed working with him, he has shown dedication and commitment in keeping our local communities in Cumbria safe.”


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