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willschofieldThe Island’s most senior Police Officer, Superintendent Will Schofield, is making a temporary move across the Solent to become Hampshire Constabulary’s Eastern Area Commander, it has been announced.

Schofield will become a Chief Superintendent and will overlook Portsmouth, Havant, Fareham, Gosport and the Isle of Wight from next Monday (4th November).

Superintendent Will Schofield said:

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“It is a six-month temporary promotion to chief superintendent while my colleague, temporary chief superintendent Richard John, works on the change plans within the force.

“While I am looking forward to the new challenge, I’m sad to be leaving the Island for the time being. I have thoroughly enjoyed working here to provide an excellent service to the community in this unique environment.

“As the eastern area commander, I will still be actively involved with the Isle of Wight and visiting regularly.

“I’m keen to ensure we maintain the momentum we’ve built towards reducing crime.”

A temporary superintendent is being sought to cover the Isle of Wight.

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