Chief Constable Nick Adderley shaking hands with PFCC Stephen Mold at Darby House.

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold has welcomed Nick Adderley back to the helm of Northamptonshire Police after a short break between contracts.

Nick Adderley was sworn in as Chief Constable this morning (Monday 3 April). Stephen Mold said that he is now  looking forward to working with Nick to strengthen local engagement and policing and focus on the crimes that matter to people in their neighbourhoods.

Stephen Mold said:

“Northamptonshire Police now has the largest number of police officers ever – 1500. I know that Nick and I share a vision to use these extra resources to strengthen local policing and build on the problem-solving approach to robustly tackle crime and prevent further offending.

“Nick’s leadership has taken Northamptonshire Police forward and he has set the tone and direction for the Force, with clear priorities and focus on the issues that matter to people.

“I am looking forward to working with Nick and our shared vision to tackling the crime challenges and working with communities to make them safer, and to build trust and confidence in policing.”

Stephen Mold said that he will also ask the Chief Constable to move forward with recruitment plans to ensure that Northamptonshire Police has a strong and stable leadership team as the Force moves into the future.

Chief Constable Nick Adderley signing his attestation

Chief Constable Nick Adderley said:

“I am delighted to be back leading the force and serving the public of Northamptonshire.

“On many occasions I have stated that Northants Police has made great progress, over the past few years, but that there is much more to do, particularly in relation building stronger links with communities, developing the force’s ability to prevent crime, creating safer neighbourhoods and to earn and maintain the trust and confidence in the service we provide and the people who provide it.

“The opportunity to lead this great force is not one that I take for granted and I am grateful to the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold, for his support in allowing me to drive further the progress and development of Northamptonshire Police.”