Bedfordshire Police has appointed a new Deputy Chief Constable.
Assistant Chief Constable Jon Boutcher will take over the post when the current DCC John Fletcher retires in July. Jon has been endorsed by his peers.
ACC Jon Boutcher said: "I am delighted and feel very privileged to have been selected as the Deputy Chief Constable for Bedfordshire Police. I look forward to working with all of the staff and partner agencies who work so hard to keep everyone safe in the county. I would especially like to thank John Fletcher, the outgoing Deputy, for his outstanding work within the force."