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Alec Wood was appointed as Temporary Chief Constable for Cambridgeshire Constabulary in July. Following a recent recruitment process he has been chosen as the proposed Chief Constable by the Police and Crime Commissioner, which will be verified at a public confirmation hearing with the Police and Crime Panel in the coming weeks.
He joined the force in 2013 as Deputy Chief Constable following the role of Temporary Deputy Chief Constable at Lincolnshire Police.
Alecís policing career began in 1986 in Lincolnshire serving in uniform and CID roles, including Head of Crime. He progressed through to Chief Superintendent and Divisional Commander and in 2009 was appointed the Temporary Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) responsible for Protective Services.
On completion of the Strategic Command Course in 2010 he was appointed the ACC of Operational Policing in Derbyshire before returning to Lincolnshire as Temporary Deputy Chief Constable in 2012 and Acting Chief Constable in 2013.
He has overseen a number of high profile investigations including the murder of schoolboy Luke Walmsley in Lincolnshire in 2003 and the murder of Jai Ashton in Derbyshire in 2011. While Assistant Chief Constable in Derbyshire, Alec lead the work to create a five force major crime unit, investigating murders and other serious crimes across the East Midlands.
During his service he has received bravery commendations for disarming a man with a knife during an incident in Boston in 1988 and rescuing a woman from a fire in 1992.
Alec is the national lead for Behavioural Science and has an MA in Criminology.
Cambridgeshire is a county Alec knows well having spent 12 years living in the county as a young child, it is a place that has always felt like home and been important to him.