Road deaths priority for new police chief
Cutting the number of deaths on Gloucestershire's roads is among the top priorities for the county's new police chief.
Suzette Davenport started work as Chief Constable yesterday and headed to the depths of the Forest of Dean today to meet officers and residents in Coleford.
Ms Davenport is the Association of Chief Police Officers' lead on roads policing and said the number of deaths on Gloucestershire's roads must be cut.
She also plans to head to areas worst hit by the floods and wants to look at new resilience measures the police can put into action for any future deluges.
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She was appointed by the county's first Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl and said getting to grips with the new model of governance for the police was also important.
"I have been heartened by conversations I have had with Martin in terms of him understanding his governance role," she said.
"My job is to help support, with our partners, the delivery of his plans.
"We have had years and years of police authorities and those policies and structures are now gone.
"We need to renew that structure and governance without the bureacracy of the Police Authority."
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