Top PSNI officer quits for England

Superintendent Michele Larmour pictured with �250,000 of drugs seized by the PSNI
Superintendent Michele Larmour pictured with �250,000 of drugs seized by the PSNI

The PSNI has announced this morning that Chief Superintendent Michele Larmour is to leave PSNI to take up the position of Assistant Chief Constable at West Midlands Police.

West Midlands Police is the second largest police force in England.

Commenting on her appointment, Mrs Larmour said in a statement on Friday morning: “I’m looking forward to the challenges of my new role with West Midlands Police Force and being part of their innovative 5 year transformational change programme.

“I am extremely proud of my policing career in NI dating back to 1986. I have witnessed significant change along that journey and now hope to utilise these skills within my new role in West Midlands.

“The people I have worked with, at all ranks across both the RUC and PSNI, are among the finest police officers in the world. I learned much from each of them, through their courage and professionalism. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my colleagues for their support and encouragement as I embark on this new phase in my career.”

Chief Constable George Hamilton said she had made a “significant contribution to policing”.