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3rd April 2024, 18:56

Gibraltar Defence Police looking for its next Chief of Police

Published by GBC News

The Gibraltar Defence Police is looking for its next Chief of Police.

The successful applicant would take over from Rob Allen, who has been Chief of the GDP for fifteen years.

Rob Allen was first appointed Chief Police Officer on secondment from the Ministry of Defence Police in 2009, and was retained as Chief of Police as a locally-engaged civilian in 2013.

In response to GBC questions, the Ministry of Defence says he has chosen to retire.

Rob Allen will step down at the end of May, and his successor will take up the post as soon as possible after recruitment.

A selection panel will choose the new Chief of Police: the panel will include the Commander British Forces, a member of His Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, and a Police Board independent member.

The appointment would be for a three-year fixed term, with the possibility of a four-year maximum extension.

The salary is between just over 90,300 pounds and just over 98,000 pounds.

It's open to police officers who've held the rank of Superintendent or above in a civilian UK or British Overseas Territories police force.

You must be either a serving officer, or have left the force no longer than three years ago.

You must also be a British national with a UK driving licence, and you must pass a fitness test on recruitment.

The closing date is 11.59pm on Friday 19th April.

You can find out more by emailing gib-cmdsecvacancies@mod.gov.uk