A NEW temporary assistant chief constable has been appointed by Suffolk Police Authority.
Tim Newcomb, who is chief superintendent with Essex Police, will serve the county from June 4.
His appointment will be under a secondment agreement with Essex.
He will replace Paul Marshall, who is being promoted to temporary deputy chief constable when Gary Kitching retires next month.
Joanna Spicer, chairman of the police authority, said: “I am delighted to welcome Tim to Suffolk Constabulary. Tim brings with him a wealth of experience and will be a tremendous support at this time of many challenges.
“Tim knows the county well. He grew up and went to school in Sudbury and lives in the county so I’m sure he will settle in very quickly.”
Chief Constable Simon Ash said: “I look forward to welcoming Tim to our team as we focus upon delivering a high quality service to the people of Suffolk whilst at the same time making the necessary cuts to our budget.
“These are challenging times for policing and Tim brings a breadth of experience to play his part in helping us keep Suffolk safe.”