Derbyshire’s Chief Constable Mick Creedon has had his contract extended for another year.
The county’s Police and Crime Commissioner has given the go-ahead for the police chief to lead the force until November 2016.
Commissioner Alan Charles said: “These are difficult times for policing. I want to do all I can to ensure the force is in the best hands.
“The Chief has delivered all that has been asked of him in the most challenging of funding circumstances, consistently demonstrating the sort of skill and determination that does much to keep crime down and people safe. “Mr Creedon has already said that he wishes to carry on working in policing, and in the interests of continuity, stability and staff morale, I welcome the opportunity to extend his contract.
“He is an outstanding officer with an exemplary record, making a significant and valuable difference to the force and to our Derbyshire communities.
“By looking to the future in this way, I am not only assuring the Chief Constable of my confidence in him but also hoping that the knowledge of his continuing presence for at least another two years will help the force cope with the Government’s continuing savage funding cuts.”