asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will review the terms of appointment of chief constables so as to make it possible for police authorities to appoint a chief officer for a term of years or until he is 60 as against the present system whereby, once appointed, he remains in office until he is 65.
§ Lord BELSTEAD
Appointment for a term of years would not be appropriate.2148WA
Under present regulations a chief officer must retire at the age of 65 but may retire earlier.