Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary announced

The Home Office has today announced that Mike Cunningham, Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police, has been appointed as Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary. He will succeed Roger Baker, who has been HM Inspector of Constabulary since September 2009.

HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary Thomas Winsor said:

ā€œI look forward to Mike joining the Inspectorate as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Constabulary, and to working with him. He joins at an exciting and demanding time, as HMIC undergoes a significant expansion of its workload as we design and carry out our programme of annual all-force inspections on police efficiency and effectiveness.

ā€œI also pay the warmest tribute to Roger Baker for his five years’ service as HMI for the Northern Region. His work has been of immense value to policing and the public. Their and our debt to him is a large one, and upon his departure from HMIC in September, we shall thank him and wish him the greatest professional and personal satisfaction in his future work.ā€