Paul Broadbent, Nottinghamshire Police’s Assistant Chief Constable with specific responsibility for the crime portfolio, is to retire from the Police after more than 30 years’ service.
Mr Broadbent joined Nottinghamshire Police in June 2010 from South Yorkshire Police where he had spent the majority of his service. Prior to his arrival in Nottinghamshire, he was the Chief Superintendent responsible for policing Sheffield.
He said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my two and a half years with Nottinghamshire and have been delighted to see the Force reverse its fortunes. Through hard work and perseverance, the Force has dramatically reduced crime and made the city and county a far safer place. I have been honoured to have been part of that success and I wish the Force well in the coming months and years.”
Chief Constable Chris Eyre said: “Paul Broadbent’s time with Nottinghamshire Police has been the crowning glory on an illustrious career that has spanned more than 30 years.
“His contribution to the Force’s incredible performance improvement over the last two and a half years has been outstanding, while his influence within the East Midlands has seen him lead the development of our Major Crime, Serious and Organised Crime and specialist technical capabilities.
“On the national stage Paul has set the standards for dealing with business crime and plays a major role in the ACPO Crime Business Area. The service will miss Paul as he retires from Policing.”
Glynn Gylfoyle, vice-chairman, of the Police Authority, said: “Paul’s focus and total professionalism has made a real difference to policing in Nottinghamshire and he will be a hard act to follow. While he will undoubtedly be sorely missed in Nottinghamshire, the loss of his contribution at regional and national level will also be keenly felt.
“He has made an invaluable contribution to the crime reduction and performance improvements witnessed across the county in the last few years but equally importantly, he has never lost sight of the impact crime has on the victim. He has been passionate about improving the service victims receive and the rise in victim satisfaction is testament to his success.”
Mr Broadbent is expected to leave the Force early in the New Year. A recruitment programme to find a successor will begin shortly.