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Continuity the key for police chief

CHESTER, Ellesmere Port and Neston has a new police chief.

CHESTER, Ellesmere Port and Neston has a new police chief.

Superintendent Nick Ingram started his new job on Monday and says continuity will be the key during the change-over period.

His appointment follows the departure of Superintendent Peter Hindle who has moved across to head the force's performance review team based at Winsford.

Supt Ingram's previous position was as head of corporate projects based at headquarters where he was in charge of plans to relocate the force HQ to Winsford and the Chester and Ellesmere Port Divisional HQ to the former Blacon Arts centre.

Supt Ingram, 38, says his new post is all about direct, front line contact with the public and making sure the day-to-day police service is provided efficiently while keeping an eye on improving a service which responds to public demands.

He said: 'Peter Hindle did a great job and the division has performed well. If I go making knee-jerk reactions it won't be good for the public and it won't be good for my officers.'

Supt Ingram lives with his partner Jane, who works in Cheshire Constabulary's Best Value department, at their home in Chester.

They have two children aged six and eight and he also has an 11-year-old from a previous relationship.

Mr Ingram served in the Merseyside police for 15 years before transferring to Cheshire in 1997. One of his more challenging roles was as community affairs officer for the Liverpool eight area of Toxteth.


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