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Top female cop Larmour leaving NI for role in England

By Lesley-Anne McKeown

Published 11/04/2015

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One of Northern Ireland's most senior policewomen is to take up a top post in the West Midlands.

Chief Superintendent Michele Larmour is leaving the Police Service of Northern Ireland to become part the second-largest force in England.

Ms Larmour, who has been appointed assistant Chief Constable at West Midlands Police, said: "I'm looking forward to the challenges of my new role with West Midlands Police Force and being part of their innovative five-year transformational change programme.

"I am extremely proud of my policing career in Northern Ireland dating back to 1986. I have witnessed significant change along that journey and now hope to utilise these skills within my new role in West Midlands."

Ms Larmour joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary 28 years ago and has most recently been head of the policing college in Northern Ireland.

She was also among the top performers on a strategic command course, from which she graduated last month.

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