Lincolnshire assistant chief constable will take up post with another force

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Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Roger Bannister of Lincolnshire Police has been appointed as Assistant Chief Constable (Crime) for Leicestershire Police.

Mr Bannister joined Lincolnshire Police in 1988 and progressed through the ranks both in uniformed operations and criminal investigation roles. Since October 2010 he has been temporary Assistant Chief Constable (Protective Services) in Lincolnshire Police and in March 2012 graduated from the Strategic Command Course.

He is married and has five year old twin boys. His many hobbies include mountaineering (which has included trips to Scotland, the Alps and the Himalayas) skiing, running and open water swimming.

On being selected for the post of Assistant Chief Constable (Crime) in Leicestershire Police, Mr Bannister said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Leicestershire Police. I have worked with the force on a number of occasions over the years and always found its officers and staff highly professional and talented. I feel privileged to join a really strong Chief Officer team and Police and Crime Commissioner in continuing to deliver an excellent policing service to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.”

Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Neil Rhodes said he was delighted for Mr Bannister but would be sad to see him leave. He said: “I have worked alongside Roger since he was a sergeant and it will be a real loss to Lincolnshire Police when he moves on. However, I am confident it is the right thing in relation to his career development and Leicestershire is gaining a tremendous asset.”

Assistant Chief Constable Bannister will take up his new post in mid-June.