Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) have announced that Amanda Pearson has been chosen as the new Chief Constable of Dorset Police, following the resignation of Scott Chilton.
The decision was made by Police and Crime Commissioner David Sidwick, this will all be subject to a confirmation hearing by the Crime Panel and Dorset Police, which will take place in February.
PCC, David Sidwick said: “Amanda Pearson was the outstanding candidate. I wanted someone who had experience across a number of forces, had worked across the breadth of policing, understood the diversity of Dorset and the needs of an urban, costal and rural community.
“What Dorset needs in a chief constable is a tough crimefighter who will drive forward and deliver on the Police and Crime Plan and policing vision that is already fundamentally delivering for the people of Dorset. I want Dorset to be the safest county and I know that Amanda shares that ambition and would work hard in order to achieve it.
“If confirmed by the Police and Crime Panel, Amanda will look to take over leadership of the force in March and I am looking forward to working closely with her and her team to deliver the public’s priorities for policing and Dorset being the safest county.”
Amanda Pearson has worked in policing for 29 years, with forces including Hertfordshire, City of London and Thames Valley. She is currently serving as temporary assistant commissioner.