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Suzette Davenport, the Chief Constable of Gloucestershire Police, is retiring.

Suzette Davenport, the chief constable of Gloucestershire Police, is set to retire later this year.

Ms Davenport, 54, has announced that she would retire from the police force in April after four years on the post and more than 30 years of service.

She became the first female to lead the Gloucestershire police force when she was appointed in 2013.

Chief constable was "not only the peak of my career, but the highest conceivable honour," she remarked.

Ms Davenport, who is originally from North Yorkshire, began her career as a police officer with West Mercia Police.

She was appointed Assistant Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police in 2005 after a brief stint at the Home Office, and in May 2007 she was transferred to the West Midlands, where she supervised intelligence and neighbourhood policing.

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