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Police Superintendents' Association: New presidential team

The Association has elected a new 'top team' with Chief Superintendent Derek Barnett being confirmed as the new President and Chief Superintendent Irene Curtis from Lancashire the Vice President.

Elected by their colleagues on the Association's National Executive Committee, Irene and Derek will take up the full-time posts in March.

The current President-Elect, Derek Barnett, a Cheshire officer, will become President after he was unopposed in this week's election to replace Chief Superintendent Ian Johnston who is retiring in March after 38 years' service.

Irene said: 'I am delighted that my colleagues have selected me for this prestigious role. I have been a member of the Association for nine years and look forward to representing the views of my peers as their Vice President.

'The Service is facing challenging times ahead, particularly in respect of the financial situation, and I will ensure that when asked to represent the Association with politicians and other stakeholders, they fully understand the complex nature of policing and the impact any decisions they make upon both the public and staff.'

Outgoing President Ian Johnston said: 'Irene will make a first class Vice President. She has tremendous operational credentials and has been a strong voice around our table for a considerable time.

'Her commitment to improving policing as we move forward is undoubted and the team following me will ensure the Association continues to speak up for practical common sense policing and fight for what is right for the public and our members.'

Speaking on the confirmation of his Presidency, Derek said: 'I am proud and honoured to be elected as the new President of the Police Superintendents' Association of England and Wales and I look forward to representing our members at the highest level.

'I should also like to pay tribute to out outgoing President Ian Johnston. Ian has been an outstanding President of our Association. His reputation within the Service and with the wider stakeholder community is immense and he has represented the Association and its members with professionalism, commitment and pride. He will be a difficult act to follow and I speak on behalf of all within the Association in wishing him a happy and successful retirement in March.'

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