Mike Veale appointed Wiltshire's assistant chief constable

Mike Veale
Image caption Mr Veale is married and has one son

A new assistant chief constable for Wiltshire has been appointed.

Mike Veale, 45, who started his police career in 1984 with the Avon and Somerset force, takes up his role with immediate effect.

Mr Veale, who previously worked as Wiltshire Police's Divisional Commander, has just completed the national Strategic Command Course.

He takes on the responsibility for operational policing for Swindon and the county of Wiltshire.

Chair of Wiltshire Police Authority Christopher Hoare said Mr Veale would bring a "wealth of experience and policing success" to the force's senior management team.

Mr Veale, who is married with a son, said he looked forward to providing leadership and support to police officers and civilian staff.

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