Retirement of Chief Constable Carmel Napier

"After completing 30 years of distinguished public service the last two years of which she has served as Chief Constable in Gwent, Carmel has decided to retire. During this 30 years she has served in four separate forces in England and Wales and in 2012 her dedication to the Police service was recognised when she was awarded the Queens Police Medal. "Since joining the Chief officer team in Gwent in 2008 as Deputy Chief Constable, Carmel has worked tirelessly to deliver an effective and efficient police service to the people of Gwent.

"I would like to wish Carmel and her husband all the very best for the future."

"The current Deputy Chief Constable of Gwent, Jeff Farrar, will take over as Temporary Chief Constable with immediate effect. I am confident that he will provide strong leadership to the Force whilst a permanent replacement is sought. Jeff is a highly capable senior officer with a wealth of policing experience."