Top cop bids for top job

ANOTHER top public servant from Suffolk could be heading for the bright lights of Birmingham.Just days after Suffolk County Council chief executive Lin Homer was appointed to the top job at Birmingham City Council, Suffolk's chief constable is bidding to take over the West Midlands force.

ANOTHER top public servant from Suffolk could be heading for the bright lights of Birmingham.

Just days after Suffolk County Council chief executive Lin Homer was appointed to the top job at Birmingham City Council, Suffolk's chief constable is bidding to take over the West Midlands force.

Paul Scott-Lee has travelled to Birmingham to be interviewed for the top job in one of the largest police forces in the country.

He is understood to be on a shortlist of three for the job. He was being interviewed by a panel from the West Midlands' Police Autority today.


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Mr Scott-Lee started his career in Coventry, and rose through the ranks before gaining promotions to forces in Northamptonshire and Kent.

He was appointed Deputy Chief Constable of Suffolk in 1994, and became head of the force on the retirement of Tony Coe in 1998.

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