Martin back as Derry’s police chief

Chief Superintendant Stephen Martin. (2401PG15)
Chief Superintendant Stephen Martin. (2401PG15)

PSNI commander Stephen Martin says he’s delighted to be back as Derry’s police chief.

Chief Superintendent Martin has just resumed his position as ‘G’ District commander after spending the last few months completing the Strategic Command Course at Bramshill.

He says he has returned “feeling energised and looking forward to a busy time ahead.”

He added: “I am grateful to Stephen Cargin for his stewardship of the District in my absence, during some very difficult times for the community and our police officers and staff.

“I am particularly mindful of the late Constable Philippa Reynolds whose premature loss was a tragedy for her family, the PSNI and the community in Derry who she served with care and professionalism.

“This will be an exciting and challenging year with more than 100 cultural events still to take place here in the city coupled with the contribution our District will make to the G8 Summit and World Police & Fire Games. We will work hard to balance the demands of these events alongside our everyday business of serving and protecting communities.

“I appreciate the continued support of the community and our partners as we work towards delivering a police service that we can all be proud of.”

The Strategic Command Course prepares selected police officers for promotion to the most senior ranks in the service.

Chief Superintendent Martin is now qualified to apply for the post of Assistant Chief Constable.