New deputy chief named for police

A new deputy chief constable has been named for Northamptonshire Police...and he is a familiar face.

On Monday Martin Jelley was named as the force’s new second in command.

Martin, who joined Northamptonshire Police as assistant chief constable in 2009, takes up his post with immediate effect, having been in an acting position since the beginning of February. His role includes overall responsibility for the force’s performance, organisational change and working alongside the chief constable and police and crime commissioner (PCC) to ensure continued crime reduction throughout the county.

Martin began his policing career with Norfolk Constabulary in 1988.

He said: “I am absolutely delighted to be Northamptonshire’s deputy chief constable. I look forward to working with the chief constable and the PCC in this new role, to continue driving our commitment to reduce crime, doing the very best we can for the communities we serve and achieving even better levels of public confidence.”