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26th Sep, 2021

Pippa confirmed as force’s first female chief constable

Rob George 14th Jul, 2021 Updated: 14th Jul, 2021

THE FIRST female Chief Constable of West Mercia Police has been revealed after Pippa Mill was confirmed in the role.

Current Essex DCC Pippa Mills was chosen by the Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion for the role, following a vigorous and open process.

She brings a wealth of experience, having held a range of roles within the Metropolitan Police, ahead of her leadership roles in Essex Police.

“I am incredibly proud to have been confirmed as the first female Chief Constable of West Mercia Police,” she said.

“I look forward to commencing in the force in September and give my commitment to lead the women and men of West Mercia Police to work with our communities and partners to deliver quality policing services.”

Mr Campion said “I am impressed with her vision to deliver improvements in policing for our communities. I am confident she will maximise on the additional investment I have made in policing, helping our communities to be safe and feel safe.

“Outstanding leadership is key, in ensuring the force tackles crime effectively and delivers for the public.”

Pippa will take up her role as current Chief Constable Anthony Bangham retires after 30 years of service.

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