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New Chief Constable appointed 12 November 2007

THE DEPARTMENT of Home Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Langdon as Chief Constable of the Isle of Man Constabulary.

Deputy Chief Constable Mike LangdonMr Langdon, who is currently Acting Chief Constable, will formally take up the position on January 1, 2008.

Home Affairs Minister Martyn Quayle MHK said:

‘Mr Langdon is to be congratulated on this appointment as he is exceptionally capable and well qualified to have deserved the promotion and I look forward to him continuing to make a great contribution to the policing of the Island.’

Mike Langdon, 51, who is originally from Bolton, joined the Isle of Man Constabulary from Merseyside in July 2005. He has a Masters Degree in Leadership Development from the University of Hull. Mr Langdon has more than 30 years’ police service, having started in Lancashire Constabulary in 1975, rising to become Chief Superintendent as the Head of CID in Merseyside, then the Area Commander for North Liverpool, one of the largest command units in the UK.

His command experience extends to serious and organised crime investigations, including murders and firearms as well as policing experience in deprived areas with operational demands such as policing prisons and Premier League football grounds. Since his arrival on the Island he has been primarily involved in the modernisation of the Constabulary with emphasis on Neighbourhood Policing and localism as well as the development of professional standards. He is the holder of the prestigious Queen’s Police Medal, awarded in 2004 by Her Majesty the Queen in recognition of the impact made on serious and organised crime in Merseyside and the performance improvements in the north Liverpool area.

Mr Langdon said:

‘I’m delighted to be appointed Chief Constable of the Isle of Man. I am very grateful for the contribution of my officers and the Constabulary support staff, and I do recognise I would not have secured this appointment without their flexibility and commitment.
‘I hope and believe I will be given the opportunity to look to the future. Success to me in five years’ time will be an even closer policing link with our communities that is focused upon a local partnership approach to solving local problems. At the same time I am conscious of my national responsibilities to ensure the Island is free from serious and organised crime, and that people continue to enjoy the quality of life they are entitled to expect.’
He went on: ‘I place great emphasis on recruiting and selecting local police officers who will be trained and developed in the community, and not only will they identify the community’s policing priorities, they will be accountable directly to the people for delivering them.
‘The people of the Isle of Man should be very proud of the dedication of people working within the Constabulary. I want to increase opportunity and provide the internal environment that encourages innovation and creativity in a way that our officers and staff feel that they are well led and supported.’
Mr Langdon added: ‘Everything that we do must be for the benefit of the distinct communities of the Isle of Man. We should treat everyone with dignity, fairness and respect; value difference and, in doing so, robustly enforce the law so that a very small minority of people do not have an inordinate impact on the majority.’

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