MARGARET Ollerenshaw has been retained as chairman of Cheshire Police Authority for a second year.
She said: “I am looking forward to the challenges that this year will bring and to continue to improve the delivery of policing to the people of Cheshire.”
Ms Ollerenshaw added: “My first year as chairman was busy.
“We have supported the further development of neighbourhood policing and set a budget to protect front-line services.
“We have continued to work closely with our partners, such as borough councils, to ensure the police service continues to be more efficient and effective.
“With Dave Whatton, the chief constable, we have delivered results – crime has fallen significantly and public satisfaction in Cheshire Constabulary is the highest of all police forces in the country.”
Ms Ollerenshaw has been a member of the authority for 15 years both as a magistrate and now as an independent member. She became vice chairman in July 2008.
She added: “I will be working with my colleagues to make sure that the constabulary becomes even more efficient, has the resources to police Cheshire effectively and further improves services provided to the public.”
At the same meeting, the authority elected Ainsley Arnold as its vice chairman.
Mr Arnold joined Cheshire Police Authority as a local authority member in April 2009.
He is the lead member for partnerships in East Cheshire and is a member of engagement, staff and selection committees and service improvement panel.