Robin Smith, formerly Chief Superintendent, has been appointed as Sussex Police’s Assistant Chief Constable.
Mr Smith has been with Sussex Police for 27 years with his latest post being the divisional commander for East Sussex.
The new appointment follows the departure of the joint Surrey and Sussex Assistant Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).
ACC Smith said: “I am delighted and honoured to be appointed Assistant Chief Constable in Sussex. It is a tremendous privilege to remain part of a truly dedicated and professional team and look forward to my new role with enormous anticipation.”
Neil Honnor, who was acting divisional commander of East Sussex division will now take this position permanently, following his promotion to Chief Superintendent.
Chief Supt Honnor said: “I am delighted to have been offered this role and I am determined to continue to deliver the excellent level of performance that East Sussex has achieved in previous years.”