High-flying Warwickshire policeman achieves national first

Alex Franklin-Smith
Alex Franklin-Smith
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The head of intelligence at Warwickshire Police has become the first serving officer on an elite training programme to achieve the rank of superintendent,

Alex Franklin-Smith has beeen taking part in the national High Potential Development Scheme, which helps recruits considered to be of particularly high calibre into senior leadership roles.

Detective Superintendent Franklin-Smith joined the scheme as a sergeant four years ago and although there are a number of temporary superintendents he is the first to achieve a substantive role following a highly competitive promotion proces

Det Supt Franklin-Smith said: “I am very grateful for the opportunity to take part in the scheme and the experience I have gained from it has been invaluable. I have received tremendous support from those that manage the scheme and chief officers in Warwickshire Police who have supported my development”.

Andy Parker, Chief Constable of Warwickshire, said: “I would like to congratulate Alex on his success since commencing the scheme. This is a terrific achievement which reflects well on Alex and the force.”