See below Press Release for Cumbria Police.....
For all of you who are Specials, or even Regulars with Cumbria, you have a First Class Leader coming your way, and as a Special in Gloucestershire, I am gutted that Mr Mackey is leaving us..
This man was ACC with responsiblities for the Special Constabulary a few years ago, he was so approachable, in fact i recall a meeting he had with me on some ideas and within a few months my ideas were in Force and agreed....
Gloucestershire Constabulary's Deputy Chief Constable Mr Craig Mackey has been appointed Chief Constable of Cumbria Constabulary.
Mr Mackey joined Gloucestershire Constabulary as Assistant Chief Constable in November 2001 and was appointed Deputy Chief Constable in 2005.
Gloucestershire's Chief Constable Dr Timothy Brain said he had been a huge asset to the Constabulary and would be missed, but that he was delighted for Mr Mackey on his new appointment.
He said: "Our loss is Cumbria's gain and we congratulate Mr Mackey on his appointment and wish him well in his new role.
"He has been a great asset to the force in the almost seven years he has spent with us.
"I would like to publicly congratulate Mr Mackey, and thank him for all the work he has done on the behalf of the force and our communities."
Mr Mackey said: "I am delighted to be appointed Chief Constable of Cumbria Constabulary. It will be a privilege and honour to serve the people of Cumbria as their Chief Constable.
"I have enjoyed working in Gloucestershire and have made many friends in the force and in the community."
Craig Mackey joined the police service in 1984 having previously been in the Merchant Navy where he worked for BP Shipping and trained as a deck officer. His initial police service was spent in Wiltshire where he held a variety of operational roles and commands. In 1991 he was selected for the Accelerated Promotion Course at Bramshill.
In 1999 he was selected as a specialist staff officer for Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary based at the Home Office. In this role he completed specialist inspections and thematic inspections, including the thematic 'policing disorder'. He was also involved with a small team redesigning inspection protocols for forces.
He attended the Strategic Command Course at Bramshill in 2001. Whilst on the course he spent some time working with the Chicago Police looking at their approach to the review of murder enquiries.
In November 2001, he joined Gloucestershire Constabulary as Assistant Chief Constable, as ACC he led on the outsourcing of custody cell guards and the introduction of PCSOs to the Force. In an operational capacity, he was the Gold Commander for the terrorism operation in Gloucester that resulted in the arrest of the second shoe bomber, and led the policing of the Gold Cup and the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford.
In 2005 he was appointed as Deputy Chief Constable, and amongst other achievements led the project to relocate to a new PFI Headquarters. He has a strong background in partnership working having been heavily involved in the development of two joint, Fire, Police and Ambulance, emergency services control rooms in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.
For the Association of Police Officers (ACPO) he sits on the Race & Diversity Business Area and leads for the service on Stop & Search and the monitoring of police powers. He chairs the South West Regional Professional Standards Committee and is the regional lead on the IMPACT Programme.
He is married with one child and enjoys mountain biking, reading and is a keen rugby fan.
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