RACHEL Farrell has been selected as a permanent deputy chief constable at Dorset Police.
She was selected after a recruitment process chaired by the force chief constable, Amanda Pearson.
DCC Farrell has been carrying out the role on a temporary basis since the summer.
“I am delighted to announce that I have selected Rachel Farrell as our new deputy chief constable,” chief constable Pearson said.
“While Rachel has been covering the role in a temporary capacity, I am thrilled that we will continue working together for the good of our people, our communities and our partners.
“I would like to congratulate Rachel on her selection.
“Dorset Police has a strong and cohesive chief officer team, and this will bring stability to the organisation as we focus on making Dorset a safe county for everyone.”
Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner, David Sidwick, added: “This is an excellent selection and my sincere congratulations go to Rachel.
“I trust and respect her for the true public servant that she is and I very much look forward to the contribution she will bring as deputy chief constable to making Dorset the safest county in the UK.”