Matt Baggott to retire

Chief Constable Matt Baggott
Chief Constable Matt Baggott

The Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, Matt Baggott, has today announced he is to retire later this year, after 37 years in policing and five years leading the PSNI.

As such, he will not be seeking an extension to his current contract which ends in September 2014.

Chief Constable Matt Baggott said, ‘It has been a real privilege to lead the PSNI through the immense changes of the past few years. I am deeply proud of the courage and commitment of my colleagues and the enormous progress they have made on behalf of everyone.

In my remaining months as Chief my priorities will be to ensure the PSNI has the resources to deal effectively with the many challenges ahead and that our very personal, professional and protective service goes from strength to strength.