The Northern Ireland Policing Board has been informed that Chief Constable Matt Baggott will retire from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) later this year. Speaking about the notice, Board Chair Anne Connolly said,
“I have been informed by the Chief Constable of his intention to leave the PSNI later this year.
During his 37 year career Matt’s service to policing has been substantial and I would wish to place on record appreciation for the leadership he has given to the PSNI over the last 5 years.
The Chief Constable of the PSNI is undoubtedly one of the most demanding jobs in policing and during his tenure Matt has dealt with some of the most challenging issues in ensuring the safety and security of our community.
A strong advocate for community policing, Matt has worked to make sure his officers and staff deliver the best possible service to the community and build on the considerable policing change programme here.
I look forward to continuing this work with Matt in the remainder of his service with the PSNI.
The Board will now proceed with discussions at the February Board meeting on the appointment process for Chief Constable and Deputy Chief Constable.”