The island’s new Deputy Police Chief has pledged to maintain the “very highest standards of policing” as he prepares to move to Jersey to take up the role next month.
Home Affairs Minister, Deputy Helen Miles, formally confirmed the appointment of Scott Hall, who is currently Chief of Staff at Northumbria Police and has more than 30 years’ policing experience under his belt, today.
As previously reported by Express, there was no interest from any local candidate in the role, which was advertised on Gov.je and police-related media.
Mr Hall will be second-in-command for three years, during which time Chief Officer Robin Smith has committed to identify and develop potential local candidates for the role after that.
Having risen through the ranks in the Northumbria Police, the incoming Deputy Chief has spent the last decade in an array of senior roles.
Pictured: Police Chief Robin Smith has committed to find a local replacement for Mr Hall when he leaves Police Headquarters in three years' time.
He was the Force's strategic lead for Public Order and Firearms Disciplines and has overseen the policing response in relation to numerous firearm operations, including many large-scale public events and protests, most recently, in relation to the Black Lives Matter protests.
Mr Hall has also undertaken the role of Gold Commander for the police operations surrounding large-scale public events, such as the Sunderland Air Show.
"Mr Hall is a skilled and knowledgeable officer with a wealth of experience and I am confident he has the ability to meet the challenges and opportunities that the role of Deputy Chief Officer in the States of Jersey Police will bring," Deputy Miles said.
Mr Hall commented: "I am delighted to have been appointed Deputy Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police and I look forward to working alongside the superb team within the force. It is a genuine privilege to have been offered this post and I intend to maintain the very highest of standards of policing while working as member of the States of Jersey Police, and ensure the delivery of an outstanding service to the people of Jersey."
Chief Officer Robin Smith added: "Scott is an experienced and highly skilled senior police officer and I'm delighted to welcome him to our Senior Management Team. He is hugely knowledgeable in all policing roles and will be instrumental in strategic decision making within the force."
Mr Hall will begin his role on Monday 17 October.
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