HC Deb 31 July 1931 vol 255 c2655W

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of any other cases in which the Home Office have approved the appointment to the office of chief constable of a police officer Already holding a similar position in another police division; and why this procedure was followed in the case of the appointment of Mr. Freeman Newlin to be chief constable of the County of Hereford while he was still holding the position of chief constable of the city of Hereford?


Yes, Sir. There are a number of cases in which a chief constable acts, or has acted, in that capacity for two or more police jurisdictions, and an arrangement very similar to that applying to the Hereford forces, i.e., for a chief constable of a city force to act also as chief constable of a county force, was made and approved quite recently.